Senior Consultant/Associate Director, Business Intelligence and Investigations

Control Risks

  • Full Time

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.

Job Purpose

Control Risks has been working with some of Italy’s largest companies and government agencies for decades. We are now investing to strengthen our presence on the ground and expand the range of services we provide in the country. This will allow us to support our clients in Italy with business intelligence, compliance and investigations services, as we do globally.

Against this backdrop, Control Risks is seeking an experienced individual to support our ambitious plans in Italy: as a Senior Consultant/Associate Director, you will have a crucial role in building Control Risks’ reputation in the marketplace and secure the commercial success of our Business Intelligence and Forensics Investigations practices in Italy.

The role will require you to exhibit technical excellence about due diligence and investigations in the Italian regulatory context; commercial acumen and an ability to build relationships to drive growth of our Italy business; and the desire and capability to leverage technology to deliver efficient and innovative work.

You will be expected to work with other members of the Italy team and broader Business Intelligence and Forensic Investigations practices and other service lines.

Due to the nature of the role, we will only consider candidates who have spent at least three consecutive years at a company holding an investigative license (Licenza investigativa privata e di informazione commerciale) or that satisfy otherwise the requirements to become Titolare di Licenza (see below for more details).


There are three priorities for the role:

  • Delivery of due diligence, compliance and investigations projects.
  • Business development with legal, compliance and investment buyers.
  • Coaching and mentoring junior team members.

Time in the role is expected to be divided between four areas as set out below:

Technical delivery

  • The successful candidate will act as the license holder (titolare di licenza) of Control Risks’ Italian entity – which already holds an investigative license. As such, the individual will be responsible for the delivery of all due diligence, investigations and compliance projects in the country, supported by the broader Italy team.
  • Exhibit technical expertise in the delivery of complex business intelligence, due diligence, internal investigations and forensic engagements.
  • Liaise with clients to understand their requirements and ensure that our proposals deliver solutions tailored to those needs. Ensure engagement deliverables address client expectations and are of a high quality.
  • Embed technology into engagements as both a differentiator and to improve efficiencies and client results.
  • Liaise with our human source network and expand it by cultivating contacts across Italy.

Business Development & Growth

  • Build Control Risks’ brand profile and credibility in the Italian marketplace.
  • Maintain and grow existing client accounts and develop relationship with new clients, with a focus on the following foreign and domestic buyer groups: private investors, law firms, and multinational corporations.
  • Strengthen and expand personal network of contacts and legal / compliance buyers.
  • Innovate and identify new routes to market or new services.
  • Provide thought leadership; actively participate in profile-raising and brand awareness activities, including marketing and networking initiatives and events.

Operational & Risk

  • Monitor and mitigate risk on engagements from end to end, consulting with Director / Principal / Partner Group as needed.
  • Ensure that the Investigations Register is maintained in compliance with regulations, that key decisions are recorded for future reference and that suitable quality and risk files are maintained. Ensure the broader compliance of Control Risks’ investigative operations in Italy is maintained.

Professional Development

  • Manage individuals including subcontractors and, as the team grows, junior staff members.
  • Oversee the effective performance of and delivery of meaningful and constructive feedback to researchers and other junior colleagues. Provide peer-reviews and quality control, as well as training and mentoring.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous professional experience within the Business Intelligence and/or Investigations industry, with at least 5-7 years working as a consultant/manager.
  • Experience in structuring, managing and delivering investigations and compliance focussed engagements.
  • Knowledge of due diligence, fraud and corruption investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in teams, as well as independently.
  • Managing business development and improving engagement margin.
  • The ability to build relationships internally and externally with stakeholders at all levels within an organization.
  • An established network of contacts within the legal, investment and compliance communities in Italy.

Qualifications and specialist skills

  • Professional fluency in Italian and English.
  • Solid knowledge of and experience in the Italian regulatory framework relating to compliance and investigations as well as financial crime and anti-corruption (e.g. Law 231).
  • Experience in a consulting or professional services environment.


Business Intellect

  • Apply critical and strategic thinking and create clarity from complexity.
  • Work with commercial nous, driving new initiatives and profitability.
  • Manage client and engagement risk with a practical and commercial mindset.

Solution focused

  • Ensure deliverables are concise, clear and written using appropriate language.
  • Use initiative at work, both on client engagements and internal tasks.
  • Apply understanding of client and market context.

Client centric

  • Develop trusted advisor relationships with clients on engagements, building trust in sensitive, stressed and potentially high-profile situations.
  • Anticipate client expectations and potential challenges and respond appropriately.
  • Communicate effectively with the client and the team.

One Firm

  • Collaborate closely with colleagues to achieve consensus.
  • Build and sustain authentic long-term relationships, founded on honesty, trust, open & appropriate communication, and self-awareness.

Personal Effectiveness

  • Communicate effectively and manage expectations of line managers, clients and teams.
  • Exhibit entrepreneurial spirit, contributing ideas and energy to help the development of the practice.
  • Develop your personal brand through strong client relationships and market presence, including thought leadership.


All employees are expected to display behaviours reflective of our company values: Integrity and Ethics, Collaboration and Teamwork, Commitment to People and Professionalism and Excellence.


  • 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.

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