Forensic Specialist - Asia (Shanghai)

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Shanghai, China
$400,000 - $600,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 27, 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. 

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 - Asia role will be a member of the recently launched IAD organization focused on fraud and compliance risks – the Forensic Audit & Compliance Team.  You will be a vital member of a US-based global-leader in manufacturing and technology.  This position comes with numerous rotational opportunities into other vertical career tracks within Asia, the US, or other global locations.

This role requires the ability to frequently 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 will involve up to 50% travel, mostly in China but also surrounding areas.  The strongly preferred location will be Shanghai. Targeting candidates for salary of
$400,000.00 - $600,000.00 - Chinese Yuan Renminbi - Yearly + 10-25% bonus potential and outstanding benefits

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 and English (Bahasa is a plus)
  • 3-5+ years finance/accounting fraud-related experience required
  • Must include anti-bribery/anti-corruption (US FCPA and/or UK Bribery Act) experience
  • Ability to travel up to 50% travel mostly within China and also surrounding areas
  • Expert level skills in spreadsheet & database programs (MS Excel & MS Access, Idea, ACL, SQL, or any similar platforms)
  • 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 training and experience a strong plus
  • CFE, CPA, MBA, CA, or JD a plus