Senior Consultant (Compliance, Forensics & Intelligence)

Control Risks

  • Full Time

Senior 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 assessments, integrity due diligence, compliance, business intelligence and investigative assignments across Southeast Asia. They also play an active role in business development and scoping and winning work with clients. 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

  • Lead projects in all countries within South Asia, focusing on high-quality delivery and project management.
  • 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 – both verbally and in writing – that helps clients to resolve uncertainty and make decisions.
  • Work on multiple projects at any one time and manage own workload.
  • Participate meaningfully in client calls/meetings, particularly when delivering the results of our reporting.
  • Produce proposals and lead on scoping discussions with clients, including confidently explaining Control Risks’ due diligence services and demonstrating strong understanding of key client groups and different buyer types.
  • Play a lead role in developing our network of contacts and external resources, with a focus on your key market(s).
  • Produce thought leadership to support marketing and the sales process.
  • Fulfil administrative requirements such as completing weekly timesheets and expenses submission.


Knowledge and experience

At least six+ years’ experience in two or more of these relevant fields – such as integrity due diligence, compliance and operational risks, anti-corruption consulting, fraud and corruption investigations, political risk analysis, management or legal consulting, government, investigative journalism, industry experience with a focus on improving internal processes, or ESG related experience.

Deep knowledge of operational and commercial trends in South Asia, including how businesses operate in various sectors; corruption, operational and ESG issues in various sectors; how government and industry interact and operate; the intersection of judiciary, legislature, administration and business; etc.

Qualifications and specialist skills


  • Excellent command of English language. Excellent report writing skills. Superior communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically and link findings to client objectives.
  • Ability to understand client requirements accurately and translate that into a client-ready offering.
  • Ability to manage and lead on client communication with assistance from director.
  • Ability 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, and political and commercial trends.
  • Driven to resolve uncertainty and confusion
  • Understanding of business terminology and commercial nature of Control Risks’ work
  • Understanding of clients’ needs
  • Educated to degree level
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task


  • Strong network of sources across industry, government, academia and media and willingness to tap into these sources for insights.
  • Proficiency in a South Asian language (other than Hindi).


  • Takes the initiative to proactively resolve issues within own remit and recognises when it requires escalation.
  • 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 own behaviour accordingly.
  • Expresses self 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 reflect our company values in their behavior: 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 agenda.


  • 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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