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Forensic Services-Intelligence Associate-NI

36,279 P.A. ?
Location: Belfast
Company: Pwc
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A career in our Forensic & Investigative Analytics practice, within Forensic Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients protect their business in today's evolving landscape by applying advanced and strategic approaches to information management. We focus on assisting organisations manage vast amounts of electronic data and navigate the legal and business processes demanded by critical events which includes litigation, regulatory requests and internal investigations.

Our team helps design and build investigation support systems for our clients that work with, review, and provide insights of the data under investigation without the need for complex data analysis skills and without the risk of damaging the underlying evidence.Who we are
Forensic Services is a rapidly expanding business within PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), providing excellent opportunities to work in a busy, challenging commercial environment. Our innovative work includes major investigations, addressing rogue trader or bribery allegations, and assisting with commercial and transactional disputes across all industry sectors. Business threats, financial crime and projects in crises give rise to high profile and intellectually challenging work and we've been involved in some of the most high-profile and headline-grabbing assignments globally.
About the team
The Corporate Intelligence (CI) team conducts investigative research for clients seeking to mitigate the risks associated with third parties, acquisition targets, commercial partners and other business relationships. By accessing public record information and undertaking discreet source enquiries, we provide clients with the information they need to make strategic business decisions
Who are we looking for?
We are currently looking for a Chinese linguist to join the team and in particular individuals who have an aptitude for research, an investigative and sceptical mind-set, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. We envisage that the role will be largely research focused, although successful candidates will also be required to assist with administrative duties. Candidates should also be prepared to travel as some of our opportunities can require team members to work at client site.
This is an exciting opportunity for graduates and professionals to work across one of Forensics high growth teams where they will play a key role in the delivery of multi-faceted projects for our global client base.
About the roles
Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:
  • Research of public domain information in one or more languages including research of corporate registers, media databases, litigation records and other open source material;
  • Management and tasking of third parties making human source enquiries;
  • Report drafting;
  • Various ad hoc administrative tasks as required; and
  • Providing business development support to the CI management team.
What is in it for you?
This is a fast paced, challenging environment which can provide you with a rewarding and stimulating career. You will work with well known, global clients and receive both technical and softer skills training to assist with your continual personal and professional development.
More about our clients
The CI team have clients across the globe from multiple industries including financial services, aerospace & defence, construction, education, various government departments, pharmaceutical, energy, technology, media and consumer goods.
Where will you be based?
Projects will be mainly carried out at PwC's Belfast office, although you may be required to travel to client sites (across the UK and sometimes global client sites) or PwC UK offices for training.We will discuss these requirements with you in advance of starting a project.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
• Degree or postgraduate qualification, though candidates without degrees will also be considered if they demonstrate relevant experience (minimum of two years relevant experience).
Essential Experience
  • Chinese language (fluent or advanced): Applicants should be able to translate and
  • conduct research in Chinese;
  • A third level legal qualification equivalent to a 2:1 degree;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • An aptitude for innovation and learning, with a particular focus on the use of new technologies and on creative thinking with it comes to implementing bespoke client solutions;
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to step back and assess the bigger picture where required;
  • A highly analytical skill set with an ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and to evaluate large amounts of information for the purposes of identifying underlying key issues and their broader implications; and
  • Strong communication skills with a focus on collaborative working and relationship building.
Desirable Experience / Skills
  • Research background (or education in a research-related discipline, e.g. Law, History, Politics, International Relations or Criminology;
  • Background in consultancy, professional service firms and/or legal practicemight be helpful.
  • Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work;
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed;
  • Professionally sceptical mind-set;
  • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little supervision;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Aptitude for learning new systems and IT applications.
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