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Forensics Advisory and Damages Consultant

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
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In the Economics, Damages and Forensic Accounting practice at BRG, we advise and provide our clients with analyses for forensic investigations, accounting, financial and economic analysis in disputes, and valuation of businesses. This position requires a highly motivated problem solver with strong analytical ability, attention to detail, and a desire to advance within the organization by furthering analytical skills and project management responsibilities. The work will be both qualitative or quantitative in nature, and projects range from industry and subject-matter research to data collection to the preparation of statistical, financial, and other forms of analysis.  

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and maintain electronic databases, spreadsheets and other files as dictated by project needs.
  • Assist in the analysis of financial statements, general ledgers, tax returns, and other financial documents to carry out the objectives of the stated project(s).
  • Assist in the preparation of expert witness reports by supporting analyses and opinions based on industry research, data analysis, and financial modeling.
  • Perform detailed research and analysis, including the review of various dispute-related documents and accounting standards, then put the results into action (e.g., gather, review, and summarize literature and data from the public domain, specialized industry resources, or client, public and commercial databases).
  • Analyze historical and projected financial information and develop financial and damage models, including discounted cash flows.
  • Demonstrate creativity and efficient use of relevant software tools, analytical methods, and computer models to develop solutions.
  • Organize and maintain case documents and folders, create electronic libraries for documents, and retrieve documents as necessary.
  • Audit own work product and work product of others to assure quality.
  • Participate in a team environment and work hard to meet client deadlines and quality expectations.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Participate in group practice meetings and travel as needed.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the area of accounting, finance, or a related field;
  • Minimum two (2+) years of experience working for an accounting and/or consulting firm in an audit, forensics, or dispute & damages related capacity;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or having record of working towards one will be important;
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial statements (e.g., GAAP, and the relationship between debits and credits and statement of cash flow, income statement, balance sheet, and trial balance);
  • Proven capability with Excel in addition to other Microsoft Office products; and
  • Foundational experience with relational database program(s) are desirable (e.g., MS SQL Server, MS Access, MySQL, Oracle), statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, and Python.



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