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Associate, Compliance Risk and Diligence

Job ID 19001077 Mexico City, Mexico
Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps and part of the Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes business unit, is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 45 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data and information management services.

Through a combination of in-depth subject matter expertise, global research capabilities and flexible technology tools, the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, helps clients take a risk-based approach toward meeting obligations or remediating failures regarding anti-bribery, anti-corruption and related regulatory mandates. These include pre-transactional intelligence; vendor, supplier and distributor due diligence; vendor management platform; leadership/executive vetting; sanctions screening and monitoring; country/industry risk; and bespoke inquiries.

We currently have opportunities for experienced researchers. The right candidate will have outstanding English reading and writing skills with advanced proficiency in reading comprehension in another language a plus, meticulous attention to detail, a sense of curiosity, the ability to learn quickly, and a dedication to client satisfaction.

The position conducts due diligence research investigations in support of client businesses, Legal and Compliance to detect potential money laundering, fraud, or other reputational risks. The position will service client regional businesses directly, as well as supporting other businesses globally which require investigations support in other regions when necessary.

At Duff & Phelps, your work will help protect, restore and maximize value for our clients. Join us and together we’ll maximize the value of your career.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Research and analysis of people, entities, financial transactions or events through public records, media, or other open source materials.

• As appropriate investigation may occasionally include outreach and interaction with law enforcement, regulators or other industry groups and associations.

• Evaluation of information and information sources for accuracy, reliability, credibility, and relevance in assessing risk.

• Creation of succinct narrative reports, presentations, and where needed link charts or similar diagrams to record investigative actions and findings.

• Proactive identification of new sources of information, and research tools and approaches, as needed

• Contribute to the maintenance of effective relationships between the program and local client businesses, the financial services industry, and other relevant law enforcement or regulatory agencies.

• Support of other teams or businesses requiring assistance or benefiting from the informational access or capabilities of this position.

• If needed/required, work with other investigators/analysts to support the production of global intelligence assessments, background investigations or incident analysis by providing inputs from a personal and/or regional perspective.

• Participation in internal working groups, strategic projects etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum of five (5) years research experience with focus in compliance industry / due diligence work. Experience in financial services sector and AML field preferable.

• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree - business major sought with evidence of continued professional or vocational learning.

• Demonstrated research and analysis experience - including use of commercial databases, internet and non-digitized sources and additional internal systems commonly used in the financial sector.

• Knowledgeable in the regional regulatory environment. Understanding of the international anti money laundering framework, including US legislation and regulations, and related policies, strategy and infrastructure. Prior government or regulatory experiences a plus.

• Strong oral and written communication skills in English language essential. Fully fluent in second language a plus - e.g. Russian, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.

• Strong Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Knowledge of data mining tools e.g. i2 analyst's notebook an advantage.

• Broad professional experience, including prior work travel or experience working as part of a global dispersed team an advantage.

• Demonstrated self-starter and resourceful individual, with experience of operating in fast paced and dynamic operational settings.

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

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