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Associate, Business Intelligence and Investigations

Job ID 19000578 Beijing, China
Our professionals balance analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to deliver solid, defensible analysis and practical advice to our clients. As an organization, we think globally. We create transparency in an opaque world, and we encourage our people to do the same. That means when you take your place on our team, you’ll discover a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel. If you’re ready to share your perspective with the world, then you can make a real impact here. This is the Duff & Phelps difference.

Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps' Business Intelligence and Investigations ("BII") practice is world-renowned for our trusted experts, global resources, local insight, and actionable results. As the originator of the modern, independent internal investigation, over our 45-year history Kroll has conducted thousands of investigations worldwide. Clients have entrusted us with assisting them to resolve some of their most difficult and business critical challenges.
 
Our investigative services include financial, internal, and regulatory investigations, asset searches, brand protection, forensic accounting, dispute advisory services, litigation support, business/market entry intelligence, transaction intelligence, proxy contests, intellectual property infringement and product counterfeiting, and regulatory or court-ordered monitorships.
 
Kroll’s BII practice is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of professionals who include former prosecutors, law enforcement officers and journalists, as well as certified public and forensic accountants, data analytics experts, and certified fraud examiners.
 
Summary of Position
As an Associate within the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice, you are required to support case managers to conduct in-depth investigative & intelligence due diligence research. Manage cases from start to finish, conducting extensive Internet, database, and media research (‘Desktop Research’) into companies and individuals to provide our clients with an accurate assessment of the status, legitimacy, general background, and overall reputation of a subject company and its principals.
 
Our Associates’ work enables our clients to make informed, strategic decisions that have a huge impact on their organisations. As a result, we place a high value on our talent and seek candidates with a high level of conscientiousness, integrity, and professional pride.

Responsibilities:
  • Conducting extensive primary and secondary web-based research
  • Identifying relevant information and developing useful insights into research subjects Writing and editing of research reports for client use
  • Tracking progress and ensuring timely completion of cases
  • Contacting the client as required by supervisor
  • Confirming the accuracy, logic and overall quality of research reports
  • Take ownership of project and deliverables
  • Coordinating research and working closely with team members in other Kroll offices
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment, be commercially-focused and be driven by professional excellence and a commitment to the Kroll brand
Requirements: 
  • Strong academic background, preferably in the fields of Finance, Journalism, International Relations, International Business and Political Science, Law or Security Studies
  • Commercial experience preferably 1-3 years’ experience gained from a research-related field
  • Ability to communicate with a high level of fluency and clarity in both writing and speech in English and Mandarin is a must.
  • Proven ability to perform all methods of research, including desktop research and analysis from primary and secondary sources
  • Strong understanding and developed interest in Asian politics and current affairs
  • Excellent reports writing, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to synthesize large volumes of information
  • Enthusiasm for finding “the needle in a haystack”
  • Flexible team player, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS Office. Ideally also proficient in investigative analysis tools

In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via careers.duffandphelps.jobs 


Duff & Phelps is committed to equal opportunity and diversity, and recruits people based on merit.

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