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Senior Associate (Data Analytics), Disputes and Investigations

Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 25, 2023

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Senior Associate (Data Analytics), Disputes and Investigations

Alvarez & Marsal is a premier independent global professional-services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services.  Our talent drives our success, resulting in our growing Disputes and Investigations practice becoming one of the most respected in the industry.  The practice helps clients navigate complex investigations of financial misconduct, monitorships, appearing in front of regulators, and compliance remediation matters by drawing on the deep skills, diverse disciplines, and experience of its professionals.  We are recognized and ranked by industry publications, including Global Investigations Review, Chambers, and considered a top three firm by Who’s Who Legal based on the number of experts across the globe.  Our clients range from high-profile corporations, major banks, leading law firms, private equity firms, and other entities.  

What will you be doing?

Our multidisciplinary team works on complex, global, and sensitive matters in the regulatory and white-collar crime space.  We work on issues including embezzlement and other asset misappropriation, securities fraud, commodities and equities market manipulation, corruption, and terror finance.  Our current clients range from startups to multinational conglomerates in various industries, and we often operate in data-rich environments.  As a Data Analytics associate, you will handle and manage client data throughout every step of a client engagement.  Your involvement stretches throughout the entire data lifecycle from collection and ingestion; scrubbing and analysis; to data interpretation, presentation, and reporting.  You will use your technology skills to help analyze various forms of structured and unstructured data, identify and deploy analytical methods for effective and rigorous analysis, and think creatively about visualization and presentation of insights.  You will use your communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate on a team, deliver results, create and deliver presentations, and build relationships with our clients.  Your typical responsibilities may include:

  • Create complex and custom data models, often working with financial, accounting, and other enterprise data. Compile, normalize, and analyze disparate datasets to help our clients solve problems
  • Help improve efficiency in processing large quantities of data by automating repeatable processes
  • Use object-oriented languages like Python to parse, scrape, and manipulate raw data from a variety of sources
  • Perform advanced querying techniques in SQL (and other database languages) to profile, summarize, make sense of, and trace information across systems
  • Develop and suggest solutions to complex problems by thinking “outside the box”
  • Quality-check your own work and others’
  • Guide and teach other team members to be better analysts
  • Assist with drafting reports, presentations, and other client deliverables, including working with visualization tools like Tableau or PowerBI to create dashboards to present analytics-driven insights to internal teams and clients
  • Present to lawyers, corporate clients, and government regulators
  • Communicate effectively to all levels of engagement management and externally
  • Assist with researching technical and industry-specific topics
  • Balance multiple client projects and other team responsibilities
  • Assist with project management

Who will you be working with? 

At A&M you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse team of supportive and motivated professionals that love to share their knowledge and depth of industry experience with others. A&M's Disputes and Investigations practice comprises professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, who bring and share their deep expertise in conducting investigations, delivering expert witness reports, and providing forensic technology services. We have an inclusive developmental environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow. Our culture is characterized by openness and entrepreneurial thinking, with a foundation of mutual respect and high-quality standards for our work. We strive to remove bureaucracy in favor of recognizing our team through advancement opportunities and a motivating performance-based reward structure.

How will you grow and be supported? 

As a Disputes and Investigations Senior Associate, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level by gaining invaluable experience across diverse industries, markets, and companies on a variety of interesting and critical projects. Building on your critical thinking and communication skills, you will have the opportunity to develop your research and analysis skills in complex, ambiguous situations and learn to distill your findings into compelling data stories. You will be working closely with our experienced professionals who will provide you with developmental feedback and growth opportunities.  You will have the chance to gain exposure to a variety of investigations and other regulatory matters across different clients and grow and specialize within the areas that interest you.

We offer competitive benefits and opportunities to support your personal and professional development. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people drive our growth, and you will be provided with the best available training and development resources through formalized and on the job training, as well as networking opportunities with renowned legal and accounting experts. Learn more about why A&M is a great place work.  


  • BA/BS in MIS, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Economics preferred
  • 2-4+ years of experience in forensic data analytics or other analytics-focused consulting role
  • Analytical mindset - critical thinking and complex problem solving
  • Technical skills including SQL, Python, R, VBA, Tableau preferred
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Experience with ETL software such as Microsoft SSIS, Alteryx ETL, and Pentaho preferred
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team-oriented mindset with the ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple assignments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Foreign-language skills preferred, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, or others

  • Flexibility to travel
  • Ability to work in a flexible and hybrid work environment

The salary range is $80,000 - $110,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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