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2025 - Economics & Damages: Forensic Accounting & Valuation Associate, Campus

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Location: Houston, TX, United States
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The Campus Associate position is a full-time entry-level consulting staff position. These positions are for candidates with an expected graduation date between December 2024 - August 2025. 
This position is in our Houston, TX office. 
Candidate must be able to submit verification of his/her legal right to work in the United States, without company sponsorship now or in the future.
 
Overview 
Berkeley Research Group (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and performance improvement & advisory. We are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and economists, working beyond borders and disciplines. We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what’s next.  
 
This position requires a highly motivated problem solver with strong analytical ability and interest in accounting and/or finance and the application of accounting in areas such as forensic accounting investigations, analysis of commercial damages, bankruptcies, intellectual property, insurance claims, and business valuations. 
Associates work closely with BRG experts.  BRG experts generally possess forensic accounting and financial expertise, or both. Their expertise includes evaluating the financial and operational records of global organizations in various industries and have provided expert evidence and testimony in many jurisdictions.  BRG’s forensic accounting teams are adept at translating complex financial transactions and numerical data into terms that a layperson can understand and interpret in a legal setting.  Our forensic accounting experts apply their understanding of industry, accounting, finance, and economics to address complex issues that arise in dispute resolution in areas such as forensic investigations, commercial damages, bankruptcies, intellectual property, insurance claims, and business valuations. 
The work of an Associate can be either qualitative or quantitative in nature, and projects range from industry and subject-matter research to data collection to the preparation of financial, accounting, and other forms of analysis. 
This position offers advancement opportunities within a rapidly growing expert services and consulting firm. 
Responsibilities 
  • Perform detailed research and analysis, including the review of various litigation-related documents and accounting and auditing standards. 
  • Assist in the analysis of financial statements, general ledgers, and other financial documents to determine if accounting malpractice or fraud is indicated. 
  • Evaluate historical and projected financial performance in connection with determination of damages or diminution of value. 
  • Assist in the preparation of expert witness reports by forming opinions based on industry research and knowledge, data analysis, and financial modeling. 
  • Develop and maintain electronic databases, spreadsheets, and other files as dictated by project needs. 
  • Organize case documents, create electronic libraries for documents, and retrieve documents as necessary. 
  • Demonstrate creativity and efficient use of relevant software tools, analytical methods, and computer models to develop solutions. 
  • Participate in a team environment and work hard to meet client deadlines and quality expectations. 
  • Participate in group practice meetings and travel as needed. 
  • Work closely with all experienced team members to identify and resolve issues encountered in completing engagement objectives through effective and timely communication. 
  • Audit own work product and work product of others to ensure quality. 
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Assist with recruiting and other firm-sponsored events. 
  • Participate in various training opportunities to continue learning and to enhance existing or obtain new skillsets. 
  
Qualifications 
  • Progression towards a bachelor's or master’s degree or equivalent in the field of Accounting and/or Finance with an expected graduation date between December 2024 - August 2025. 
  • 0-2 years of experience including internships 
  • 3.5 GPA or higher 
  • Must have a strong understanding of accounting principles and financial statements (e.g., relationship between debits and credits and statement of cash flow, income statement, balance sheet, and trial balance). 
  • Willingness to consider becoming a CPA. 
  • Proven capability with MS Excel. 
  • Experience with relational database program(s) (e.g., MS SQL Server, MS Access, MySQL, Oracle, Teradata) or statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, R) is preferred. A desire to expand those capabilities is required. 
Candidate must be able to submit verification of their legal right to work in the U.S., without company sponsorship. 
BRG has been named as a 2023 Campus Forward Award Winner for Large Early Career Programs by Ripplematch. This award recognizes excellence in early career hiring, celebrating the programs that embrace innovative recruitment strategies, are making significant investments in diversity and inclusion, and are supporting the next generation of talent through impactful internships and entry-level programs. 
Your Opportunity:  
Join one of our fastest growing firms recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, we have in-depth experience across a wide range of industries and markets. No matter what sector a business is in, we have experienced professionals who understand the challenges our clients face.  
Headquartered in Emeryville, California, BRG currently has over 40 offices across the United States and internationally. This position is located in our Houston, TX office. BRG requires working with colleagues in the office. Our in-office requirements are driven by the practice area or sector, and office location. 
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