Consultant (Compliance, Forensics & Intelligence)

Control Risks

  • Full Time

Job purpose

Consultants produce clear, analytical and exceptionally well-written reports that effectively communicate our findings and help clients to make decisions. They combine information provided by Researchers, intelligence obtained from human sources and their own analysis to produce final reports for partner assessment, integrity due diligence, compliance, business intelligence and investigative assignments across South Asia. The role offers the opportunity for the right candidate, with a strong professional and/or academic background on South Asia, to combine your twin passions of analysis and writing and begin a varied and rewarding career with Control Risks.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Produce high-quality reports, including incorporating human intelligence into reports and producing well-structured analysis in line with client objectives.
  • Convey analytical judgment and complex information in a confident, persuasive and accessible manner that helps clients to resolve uncertainty and make decisions.
  • Attend client calls and provide updates in a confident and structured manner.
  • Understand client requirements and provide well-structured and well-articulated solutions in consultation with senior members of the team.
  • Meet agreed deadlines.
  • Work on multiple projects at any one time and manage own workload.
  • Produce thought leadership to support marketing and the sales process.
  • Fulfil administrative requirements such as completing weekly timesheets and other project related administrative work.


Knowledge and experience

  • At least four years’ combined experience across any two of the following areas: integrity risk consulting, reputational due diligence, government service, journalism, research and analysis background or experience in the private sector.
  • Knowledge of operational, corruption and ESG issues that companies face in South Asia.
  • Interest in and knowledge of how companies operate and interact with various stakeholders.

Qualifications and specialist skills

  • Excellent English language report-writing skills.
  • Able to think critically and link findings to client objectives.
  • Able to look at an issue from a variety of angles, dissect it, make sense of the unfamiliar and rule out weak points.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Passion for learning about businesses, ESG, corruption, ethics, regulatory and commercial trends.
  • Driven to resolve uncertainty and confusion.
  • Understands business terminology and the commercial nature of Control Risks’ work.
  • Understands clients’ needs.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Able to multi-task.


  • Fluency in a major South Asian language (not including Hindi).
  • Network of contacts in South Asia and willingness to tap into contacts for insights.


  • Takes the initiative to proactively resolve issues within own remit and knows when to escalate them.
  • Uses creativity to think outside the box and encourages others to do the same.
  • Adapts knowledge and analysis to provide effective solutions to clients; makes informed decisions when appropriate.
  • Embraces a changing environment, adapts well to changing demands and ambiguous situations and adapts his/her own behaviour accordingly.
  • Expresses himself/herself clearly and displays sensitivity to develop constructive relationship with others. Shows understanding of others in order to influence as appropriate.


All employees are expected to display behaviors reflective of our company values: Integrity and Ethics, Collaboration and Teamwork, Commitment to People and Professionalism and Excellence. This also includes being aware of and welcoming of diversity, inclusion and equity (D, E and I) at the workplace and helping support and further the Company’s local and global D, E and I objectives .


  • Control Risks offers a competitively positioned compensation and benefits package that is transparent and summarised in the full job offer.
  • We operate a discretionary global bonus scheme that incentivises, and rewards individuals based on company and individual performance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Working with our clients, from day one our people are given direct responsibility, career development and the opportunity to work collaboratively on fascinating projects in a rewarding and inclusive global environment.
  • The Company is committed to further its diversity, inclusion and equity agenda and as an employee you have access to various business resource groups in the Company including the Company’s LGBT+ network called MOSAIC, the Women’s Network, and Synergy – a people network to celebrate and promote ethnic diversity at Control Risks

About Us

Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy that helps to create secure, compliant and resilient organisations in an age of ever-changing risk. Working across disciplines, technologies and geographies, everything we do is based on our belief that taking risks is essential to our clients’ success.

We provide our clients with the insight to focus resources and ensure they are prepared to resolve the issues and crises that occur in any ambitious global organisation.

We go beyond problem-solving and give our clients the insight and intelligence they need to realise opportunities and grow. From the boardroom to the remotest location, we have developed an unparalleled ability to bring order to chaos and reassurance to anxiety.

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