PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is Northern Irelands (NI) and the worlds largest firm of professional advisors. Over the last three years, our Belfast based Forensic Services team has become the fastest growing team of its kind in Ireland, with the breadth of skill and capability to meet the needs of both public and private sector clients, operating locally and internationally.
With the team now comprising over 80 staff, we are seeking to fill a senior position within our Corporate Intelligence (CI) team. This team has undergone rapid growth in the last two years as our clients increasingly seek to mitigate the risks associated with third party suppliers and other business relationships. By accessing public record information across the globe and undertaking discreet source enquiries, our CI team provides clients with investigative support in cases of asset tracing, fraud and litigation support. The team also specialises in undertaking Integrity Due Diligence work for clients considering an acquisition or business alliance with a third party, often in emerging markets, and increasingly focused on identifying links to organised crime, breaches of corporate governance and corruption.
CI assignments are varied and involve a wide range of sectors, countries and situations. The successful candidates will already be operating at manager or senior manager level, and will have an interest in the relevant geographies, a flair for creative and innovative research techniques and an eye for accuracy and objectivity. Ideally, the successful candidates will have substantial experience in a research environment, and a proven track record in project management and team development.
The successful applicants will have:
A third level qualification.
Substantial experience working in a corporate, investigations, business intelligence or similar research capacity.
Proven track record in developing business opportunities and sustaining a business network.
Proven skills in project and people management.
Ability to use own initiative to follow up research leads, whilst being aware of information gathering methods that would not be acceptable to PwC.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to draw concise, evidence-based conclusions.
The ability to pay attention to detail - ensuring that vital information is neither missed nor mis-reported.
Excellent oral and written communicator - precision and full fluency in formal written business English is essential. The ideal candidate will have a flair for written work and be able to produce high quality documents under time pressure.
Ability to switch between several different tasks and respond to unexpected deadlines and priorities. Team members will be expected to work on more than one assignment at any one time and must have the ability to prioritise work and balance conflicting demands for work.
An interest in politics and business and familiarity with business and financial terms.
The successful applicant will preferably have:
Creative approach to the use of the Internet for research.
At least one other foreign language.
Strong research skills in the use of desk-based and publicly accessible information, and a familiarity with research databases (such as Factiva, NexisLexis and Datastar).
Responsibilities of the roles will include:
The management of investigative, intelligence gathering and research projects.
The day to day management of teams, including staff development and coaching.
Managing the compilation of detailed, yet succinct, briefings of investigative findings for clients, including preparation and review both oral and written reports.
Managing research and intelligence gathering projects.
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