Associate Consultant, Research & Intelligence

Control Risks

An Associate Consultant with the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence team conducts high-level public record research in support of complex business intelligence, fraud and security assessment investigations, while also supporting all components of cases involving corporate due diligence investigations and compliance-driven screenings. This position requires both the organized and diligent collection of information as well as the flexibility to adapt research methodologies to complex and bespoke client requests. Through the analysis and report-writing process, the Associate Consultant will help clients identify and mitigate sources of legal, reputational and security risk.

Role tasks and responsibilities


  • Conduct thorough and detail-oriented research in support of compliance and investigative public record research projects
  • Accurately identify and analyze relevant records, often within short timeframes
  • Understand and utilize a variety of open-source and proprietary public record databases to identify information


  • Summarize relevant research findings in a well-organized report
  • Produce client-ready reports that are accurate, well-written and convey a narrative
  • Teamwork:
  • Collaborate with team members in the report writing and feedback process



  • At least 2 years of directly related experience in a relevant position, preferably with a focus in enhanced due diligence and/or corporate investigations
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Demonstrated research and analysis experience in related field, such as corporate investigations
  • Experience in the use of public records, including media and litigation databases and online search tools. Understanding of where public record information comes from and how to assess its validity
  • Understanding of the US legal system and regulatory environment and basic knowledge of US business and politics
  • Inquisitiveness, creative problem-solving and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to process large volumes of information
  • Proven track-record as a team player, but also have the ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and flexibility to manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs: Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.


  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and/or French

All candidates: In addition to your resume, please submit a 300-500 word essay describing a reputational issue experienced by a Fortune 500 company in the last decade and the impact this issue had on the company.


  • Control Risks offers a competitively positioned compensation and benefits package that is transparent and summarised in the full job offer.
  • Control Risks supports hybrid working arrangements, wherever possible, that emphasise the value of in-person time together – in the office and with our clients – while continuing to support flexible and remote working.
  • Medical Benefits, Prescription Benefits, FSA, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Life and AD&D, Voluntary Life and AD&D, Disability Benefits, Voluntary Benefits, 401 (K) Retirement, Nationwide Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program.
  • As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us and are fully committed to equal treatment, free from discrimination, of all candidates throughout our recruitment process.
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