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Manager, Disputes and Investigations

Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: Jul 17, 2024

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Manager, 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. From the boardroom to the courtroom, the firm delivers a wide array of solutions to contentious situations by drawing on the deep skills, diverse disciplines and experiences of its professionals. We are recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading firms of independent experts for arbitration and considered a top three firm by Who’s Who Legal based on the number of experts across the globe.  Our clients include major banks, leading law firms, private equity firms and well-known corporations and upper-mid-sized companies.

What will you be doing?

You will be leading a team to resolve complex matters that pose a threat or disruption to normal operations for our clients. You will lead incisive fraud investigations, create forensic analysis, provide litigation support and you may be asked to provide expert testimony.

You will be helping our clients and their counsel understand and resolve the financial impacts around their legal matters  relating to complex accounting and financial issues across a wide range of projects involving economic disputes, claims, misunderstandings,  investigations of white-collar crime, forensic accounting and consulting, and post-acquisition disputes. Working as a partner to our clients by building consultative relationships you will develop an in-depth understanding of the client, the industry and the case to surface and address key issues, from the big picture to the smallest details. You will develop and coach a team to help you in preparing and communicating your analyses, findings, and insights to the client. Relying on your initiative and flexibility to deliver results in an agile and collaborative team environment, you will build strong relationships with clients, legal counsel, and expert witnesses. Some of the main responsibilities are:

  • Managing all aspects of client engagements including resource requirements, project workflow and budgeting
  • Working closely with Managing Directors, Senior Directors, and Directors to identify and provide any needed project support
  • Creating and updating complex financial models for arbitration & litigation purposes
  • Leading the preparation and drafting of expert witness reports, analyses, and other client deliverables for use in litigation, arbitration, and mediation and for communicating to clients
  • Conducting the final quality control review of reports and other client deliverables.
  • Using forensic accounting skills to investigate fraud and other financial misrepresentations
  • Clearly presenting findings to client Boards/Committees and other interested parties
  • Providing team and project management by developing clear workplans and providing direction and guidance to staff
  • Creating a learning environment by providing meaningful coaching and feedback to others, while also facilitating the learning and development and growth opportunities of direct reports
  • Creating an inclusive team working environment with trust and respect, seeking different viewpoints that lead to continuous improvement and growth
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive, productive, and professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Proactively communicating efficiently and effectively to all levels of the engagement team
  • Working with Managing Directors on practice management and business development efforts

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, and delivering expert witness reports. 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 effort and results through advancement opportunities and a motivating performance-based reward structure.

How will you grow and be supported? 

As a Disputes and Investigations Manager, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level by gaining invaluable experience across different industries, sectors, and companies on a variety of interesting and critical projects. You will have the opportunity to apply your critical thinking, analysis and research skills in complex, ambiguous situations. Building on your communication skills, you will work to distill your findings into concise, intuitive, and compelling data stories. You will be working closely as a team with experienced professionals who will provide you with developmental feedback and growth opportunities.  You will have the opportunity to lead various project workstreams, while gaining exposure to a variety of disputes and investigations, across an array of clients and industries.

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 wonderful place to work.  

Core Qualifications: 

  • 6 + years of experience working on forensic investigations, disputes, and litigations with a leading advisory firm
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Management, or another relevant field
  • CPA designation required
  • Completion of CFA, CFE, CBV or CFF certifications are preferred
  • Strong analytical skills combined with the ability to synthesize information from several sources and draw coherent, well-evidenced conclusions
  • Excellent project management skills, managing and prioritizing multiple tasks and deadlines across clients
  • Well-developed report writing skills including writing expert witness reports
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and team management skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to travel

Full-time Positions and Part-time Positions Over 30 hours

Regular employees working 30 or more hours per week are also entitled to participate in Alvarez & Marsal Holdings’ fringe benefits consisting of healthcare plans, flexible spending and savings accounts, life, AD&D, and disability coverages at rates determined from time to time as well as a 401(k) retirement plan. Provided the eligibility requirements are met, employees will also receive a discretionary contribution to their 401(k) from Alvarez & Marsal. Additionally, employees are eligible for paid time off including vacation, personal days, seventy-two (72) hours of sick time (prorated for part time employees), ten federal holidays, one floating holiday, and parental leave. The amount of vacation and personal days available varies based on tenure and role type. Click here for more information regarding A&M’s benefits programs.

The salary range is $100,000 - $140,000 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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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