Researcher, Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence

Control Risks

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Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy that helps to create secure, compliant and resilient organizations 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 organization.

We go beyond problem-solving and give our clients the insight and intelligence they need to realize 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.

Our people

Working with our clients our people are given direct responsibility, career development
and the opportunity to work collaboratively on fascinating projects in a rewarding and
inclusive global environment.

Job Purpose

A Researcher 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 research components
of cases involving corporate due diligence investigations and compliance-driven
This position requires both the organized and diligent collection of information as
well as the flexibility and creativity to look beyond lists of search results. Through
the analysis and report-writing process, the Researcher will help clients identify and
mitigate sources of legal, reputational and security risk.

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 reports that are accurate, well-written and convey a narrative
– Collaborate with team members in the report writing and feedback process

Knowledge and experience

– Bachelor’s degree or higher
– Demonstrated research and analysis experience, preferably in corporate
– Experience in the use of public records, including media and litigation databases
and online search tools
– Understanding of the US legal system and regulatory environment and basic
knowledge of US business and politics
– Familiarity with online media. Understanding of where the information comes from
and how to assess its validity
– At least one year of experience in a relevant position, preferably with a focus in
enhanced due diligence and/or corporate investigations
– Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and/or French

Qualifications and specialist skills

– 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 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