Associate Director - Investigations, Global Investigations and Compliance

Navigant Research   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 172 days ago

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Practice Information

Navigant’s Global Investigations & Compliance team has unparalleled Anti-Money Laundering Investigations, Compliance and Advisory expertise; Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Investigations, Compliance and Advisory expertise; and Public Sector Investigations & Monitoring Services expertise. Our professionals conduct investigations and assess and enhance compliance programs, including internal controls systems; develop and implement training programs and deploy proprietary technological and investigative due diligence protocols for some of the world’s largest companies.  We combine deep investigative, law enforcement, industry and accounting skills to address all of these of matters.


  • Conduct and lead interviews of individuals in a variety of occupations at companies and financial institutions and draft accurate and concise reports from the interviews and develop additional leads. 
  • Properly identify, collect, and analyze information, and be able to direct the strategy and investigative techniques to be peformed by other team members.
  • Prepare and edit clear, concise, grammatically correct, and detailed written reports to document all aspects of the investigation.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with supervisors, general counsel, and attorneys.  The investigator may also be called upon to make presentations to audit committees,  external auditors, law enforcement and prosecutors and provide courtroom and or Grand Jury testimony.
  • Be able to work long hours in national and international locations in all types of conditions. 
  • Provide direction and support to other Navigant investigative team members and perform administrative tasks as needed.
  • Use proper work methods and protocols by following standard Navigant police policies, procedures and code of conduct..
  • Conduct and direct the analysis of bank statements, ledgers, financial statements, government reports, corporate documents, income tax returns, real estate documents, court records, contracts, and other documents frequently at the center of white collar investigations.
  • Use computer software to conduct analysis of data found on the Internet, personal computers, servers, mobile phones/computers, and other storage devices, including all types of electronic files, emails, text messages, domain registration information, logs, and other technical data frequently encountered during white collar investigations.
  • Understand the processes of government investigations and how companies and financial institutions should respond to those investigations.
  • Advise and assist companies with internal investigations. 
  • Be able to draft, edit and direct the preparation of a workplan regarding the course of an investigation with timeline, objectives, assignments, and deliverables. 
  • This position must have the ability to find, collect, preserve, and evaluate information to determine the validity of and relevance to the client needs.

This position must demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, and determination to consistently advance investigations and bring them to a successful conclusion


  • Strong command of the English language, additional language ability is a plus.
  • An ability to work cohesively with a team and independently, as necessary. 
  • The position will be expected to have a general understanding of rules, regulations, statutes, and conventions related to anti-money laundering (AML), countering financing of terrorism (CFT), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-corruption and anti-bribery, and fraud and embezzlement. 
  • The candidate will be expected to know and understand general business principles.  Those principles could include understanding financial statements, types of companies and corporate structures, financial controls, intellectual property, and C-level roles and responsibilities; general real estate and loan principles (such as types of deeds, mortgages, multiple-advance notes, escrow, collateral, tax deferred exchanges, and liens); various types of investments/securities (such as bonds, equity, stocks, and swaps); and have a working knowledge of the technical skills needed to extract investigative information from the Internet, computers, local area networks, subscription services, email, and social media.
  • Be familiar with government subpoenas, search/seizure warrant affidavits and (with counsel) properly assist clients on responding to such. 
  • Be familiar with procedures companies and financial institutions should follow in responding to government investigations.
  • Be familiar with procedures companies and financial institutions should follow in conducting internal investigations. 
  • This position must have the skills to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds and education levels using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills; conduct effective interviews and interrogations; maintain strict compliance with information control procedures; work effectively with team members including attorneys, forensic accountants, computer forensics experts, administrative staff, and other investigators.
  • This position must have the skills to interpret and apply complex laws and regulations pertaining to white collar crime; analyze and accurately interpret copious amounts of information; use a computer and software to prepare reports and perform complex data analysis; and use investigative resources to discover non-obvious relationships between entities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with Master’s or Law Degree a plus
  • Minimum five to ten years work experience in private sector and/or government
  • Travel is required for this position, including on short notice and for extended periods. 


Preferred Requirements

  • CPA or Certified Public Accountant, CFF, CFE, CFA, CIA, Other White-Collar Investigator Certification or Former Law Enforcement

Mental/Physical Requirements

  • Frequently communicates with clients and coworkers and must be able to share information effectively
  • Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously
  • Self-motivator with ability to work independently
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate work activities of others
  • Frequently travels by airplane, train or car as necessary to perform work at another location