Forensic Specialist (Asia)

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Shanghai, China
$400,000 - $600,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 09, 2018
Job ID
Our American client is a Fortune 50 company that provides high technology products and services for the aerospace and commercial industries throughout the world.  They are doing business in virtually every country of the world with nearly 200,00 employees globally. This is truly an exceptional opportunity to join one of the finest forensic groups in Shanghai.  Salary is flexible and depends on experience but ideally we are looking for someone in the range of 400K to 600K CNY.

We are looking for a true fraud/forensic auditor, not someone who just knows about it or who has worked around the forensic area.  Also, you must have an accounting/finance background, not a legal or law enforcement forensic background.  The travel will be primarily within China but also to neighboring areas such as Singapore, etc.  It will not be outside of Asia.

The client delivers a premium internal audit service that enables their business segments to achieve superior performance. They drive effective risk management, identify opportunities for enhanced efficiency, foster compliance and facilitate constructive change. Most importantly, the firm develops future business leaders. The Internal Audit Department (IAD) is developmental in nature and employees are assisted in furthering career goals through placement into business segment roles at the appropriate time. This group is seen as a premiere entry point into the business segments within the firm.
The Forensic Specialist (Asia) position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a forensic accounting/fraud professional who seeks to advance existing skills and also contribute to building a new corporate function in a fast-paced & diverse international business.  The Forensic Specialist/ Forensic Manager role will be a member of the recently launched IAD organization focused on fraud and compliance risks – the Forensic Audit & Compliance Team.
This role requires the ability to work effectively on an independent basis, drive timelines and results, and also be able to work as a role-player contributing within a team setting.  Candidates must be experienced in handling confidential matters and sensitive information.  This role involves up to 50% travel, mostly in China but also surrounding areas.  The strongly preferred location will be Shanghai.

Specific job responsibilities of a Forensic Specialist (Asia) include:
  • Perform FCPA/anti-bribery reviews, financial statement fraud analysis, antitrust reviews, compliance investigations, and innovation program initiatives – both independently and within the context of large team audit projects
  • Coach and train Finance & Operations audit teams in compliance risks, such as FCPA/anti-bribery, antitrust, fraud risks, interviewing, and leading edge data analysis techniques. 
  • Coach IAD personnel in the field in effective performance of related work modules, including scoping, analysis, targeted sampling techniques, and evaluating audit evidence for indications of potential issues
  • Present results and key insights to IAD leadership and other business leaders
  • Drive innovation and present new ideas for high-impact, high-value forensic intervention & support
Experience/ Requirements
  • Fluent in Mandarin & English, Bahasa a plus
  • 3-5 years finance/accounting fraud-related experience
  • Must include anti-bribery/anti-corruption (FCPA/UK Bribery Act) experience
  • Expert level skills in spreadsheet & database programs (MS Excel & MS Access, Idea, ACL, SQL, or any similar platforms)
  • Ability to travel to 50% within China and surrounding areas
  • Shanghai is the strongly preferred location for this position
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including presentation and report writing experience
  • Experience in advanced data/statistical  analysis tools such as Tableau, Qlik, Spotfire, Alteryx, Attivio, Palantir, SPSS or R a strong plus
  • Experience in multiple linear regression analysis, Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation, agent-based modeling, discrete event modeling, Bayesian inference, or other advanced methods a strong plus
  • Relevant interviewing experience a strong plus
  • CFE preferred, CPA (or Chartered Accountant/equivalent, MBA, or JD a plus
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