Berkeley Research Group

Associate – Forensic Accounting and Disputes

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/23/2017 10:05 AM)
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Consulting Staff


Berkeley Research Group provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts provide sophisticated economic, financial, and analytical advice across a wide range of disciplines, including antitrust and competition policy, complex damages, finance, healthcare, intellectual property, restructuring, valuation, and workforce issues. In addition, the firm assists clients in major industry sectors with compliance, business process improvement, and strategy consulting. 


The Associate position is an entry-level consulting staff position. This position requires a highly motivated problem solver with strong analytical ability and a desire to advance within the organization.  The Associate will provide analytical and financial support in the delivery of forensic accounting, valuation, and advisory services in complex commercial disputes.  The ideal candidate should be prepared to work in a team environment on a diverse range of forensic accounting assignments relating to internal investigations, valuation analyses, determining lost profits, including those in connection with property and fidelity insurance claims.


Headquartered in Emeryville, California, BRG currently has more than 40 offices across the United States and internationally. This position offers advancement opportunities within a rapidly growing expert services and consulting firm.


  • Perform detailed analyses, both qualitative and quantitative, which will be delivered to clients and other parties.
  • Develop spreadsheet models used to analyze complex financial transactions.
  • Analyze historical and budgeted financial information to project future financial performance and lost profits.
  • Apply accounting and analytical skills to various situations depending on the specific engagement. Examples include fund tracing, review of financial statements, and analysis of books and records.
  • Perform industry and company research using various online platforms and publicly available information.
  • Requires familiarity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) and relevant auditing standards.
  • Read and analyze legal documents and communicate issues with team members in order to develop an understanding of the impact on financial analyses.
  • Must have the ability to multitask different aspects of a project while adhering to applicable deadlines.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and an undergraduate level understanding of accounting, economics, finance, statistics, econometrics, or other related subjects.
  • One to two years of prior work experience preferred. Audit experience with Big 4 or other major accounting firms is a plus.
  • Proven capability with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience in relational database program(s) (e.g., MS SQL Server, MS Access, MySQL, Oracle, Teradata) or statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, R). A desire to expand those capabilities is required.

Candidate must be able to submit verification of his/her legal right to work in the United States, without company sponsorship.

BRG is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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