Senior Consultant / Associate Director, Investigations & Forensic Accounting

Control Risks

For this role, we are specifically seeking individuals with forensic investigations and compliance experience who are willing and able to travel internationally and across the EMEA region. You will be an integral member of the wider EMEA Investigations and Forensic Accounting practice, in turn part of a global practice offering international investigations and regulatory compliance capability.


The role will require you to exhibit technical excellence, the ability to build relationships 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 IFA practice and other service lines, and help to build Control Risks’ reputation in the marketplace.

Role tasks and responsibilities:

  • There are three priorities for the role:
  • Effective delivery of compliance and forensics projects
  • Engage in business development activities with legal / compliance buyers
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior team members

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

  • Technical Delivery (60% of Role)
  • Exhibit technical expertise in the delivery of Forensics engagements
  • Act as a senior executive on engagements, taking full responsibility for the delivery of projects
  • Design, execute and adapt project plans and budgets
  • Ensure engagement deliverables address client expectations and are of a high quality
  • Embed technology into engagements as both a differentiator and to improve efficiencies

Operational & Risk (10% of Role)

  • Monitor and mitigate risk on engagements from end to end, consulting with Director / Principal / Partner Group as needed
  • Ensure that key decisions are recorded for future reference and that suitable quality and risk files are maintained
  • Ensure that engagements are delivered to time and budget
  • Ensure complete record keeping of engagement economics and business administration within CRM
  • Ensure timely accrual of income, raising of invoices and cash receipt

Business Development & Growth (30% of Role)

  • Build Control Risks’ visibility and credibility in the marketplace
  • Maintain and update our Client Relationship Management tool with relevant business information on our contacts, clients and opportunities
  • Strengthen and expand personal network of contacts and legal / compliance buyers
  • Innovate and identify new routes to market or new services
  • Provide thought leadership, have an online presence and regular attendance at relevant seminars and conferences

Knowledge and experience

  • Experience in structuring, managing and delivering investigation and compliance projects
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in teams
  • Knowledge of fraud and corruption investigation techniques and procedures
  • Managing business development and improving engagement margin
  • The ability to build relationships internally and externally with stakeholders at all levels within an organization

Qualifications and specialist skills

  • Recognized professional qualification (accounting and CFE preferred)
  • Working knowledge of FCPA, UK Bribery Act and other relevant legislation
  • Experience in a consulting or professional services environment
  • Working of Arabic language preferred, but is not mandatory



  • Control Risks offers a competitively positioned compensation and benefits package that is transparent and summarised in the full job offer.
  • Private medical insurance
  • Annual Housing Allowance
  • Compulsory monthly employer contributions to the DIFC Employment Workplace Saving Scheme
  • 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.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made in order to participate fully in the interview process, please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate your needs”

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