23rd August 2019: We are seeking a Senior Associate to join the Asia Pacific team within the company’s Corporate Intelligence division in London.
S-RM is a risk consulting firm that works with leading businesses, governments and private clients worldwide. We help our clients manage a range of operational, regulatory and reputational risks, from money laundering and bribery to security, political instability and cyber crime. We are distinguished by the quality of our people and an unrivalled focus on innovation and service.
We investigate a range of matters, including financial crime, corruption, fraud, political exposure and reputational issues. Work at S-RM is varied and challenging: projects range from a few days to several months, and your work will regularly focus on different industries and countries.
Good teamwork and clear communication are integral to the success of all S-RM work. Teams work together to address multi-faceted intelligence challenges in order to provide our clients with well sourced, objective reporting on sometimes contentious and complex issues. On occasion, the role will include travel to the region to work on investigations and to develop S-RM’s network of contacts.
S-RM provides a mixture of internal and external training to promote your development, in addition to providing ongoing mentoring and support for your career.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate for the Senior Associate role will play an important part in the development of S-RM’s fast-growing Asia Pacific team. The candidate will report into the regional head in London and will be involved in numerous areas of the management of the team personnel and casework, including:
- Assisting the team leadership with budgetary and strategic decisions, as well as project and team management;
- Managing open source and human source-led due diligence investigations;
- Leading the delivery of complex projects with support from team leadership and service line heads;
- Editing reports and providing constructive feedback;
- Training, development and line management of more junior members of the team, likely including both analysts and case managers;
- Working closely with the Deal Advisory and Disputes & Investigations service line heads to contribute to business development strategy;
- Attending marketing and business development meetings, and networking on behalf of S-RM;
- Preparing proposals for new business;
- Supporting the development of S-RM’s human source network; and;
- Presenting to clients.
Work at S-RM is varied and challenging. Projects range from a few days to several months, and regularly focus on different industries and countries. With every project you are expected to use your expertise related to varied industries, political trends, commercial developments, and key figures within business and politics. You are expected to share this existing expertise with the junior members of the team you work in.
Good teamwork and clear communication are integral to the success of all S-RM work, and you are expected to demonstrate these in everything you do. You should coach the analysts you manage so that they can address multi-faceted intelligence challenges in order to provide our clients with well-sourced, objective reporting on sometimes contentious and complex issues. On occasions, the role includes travel to your region of focus to work on investigations and to develop S-RM’s network of contacts.
You will receive management training to promote your development, in addition to receiving ongoing mentoring and support for your career.
The role will be based in our London office
£48,000 – £55,000 per annum
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
The qualifications and experience required to perform this role successfully are:
- Professional fluency in either Hindi, Urdu or Bengali;
- As a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree (2.1 or higher) or equivalent;
- 3-5 years’ experience working in corporate intelligence or a similar field with a focus on South Asia;
- Minimum of at least 6 months’ experience working in Asia in a consulting capacity is required;
- Demonstrable experience of directing others in a project management capacity;
- A detailed knowledge of the compliance risks associated with Asia;
- Demonstrable experience planning and organising projects across the corporate intelligence spectrum, including due diligence investigations and asset tracing;
- Significant experience interacting with and presenting to a range of clients;
- Excellent written and spoken English;
- Excellent research and investigative skills;
- Relevant experience managing others; and,
- An advanced knowledge of financial and commercial concepts.
The individual will need to have the following key personal skills and attributes to perform successfully in this role:
- A clear interest in regional political and business affairs;
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, honesty and reliability;
- A proven ability to work unsupervised and operate with a degree of autonomy;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Excellent planning and organisational skills;
- An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
- A proactive mindset and a willingness to work outside the job specification when required; and,
- An ability to thrive under pressure and work to tight deadlines.
Matches SOC code 2423