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Saturday, February 15, 2014

F/T - Adverse Data Search Researcher, PwC (NY)

Adverse Data Search (ADS) Researcher, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC)

PWC is seeking a Data Researcher.
Researchers examine news media, litigation resources, securities violations, and other applicable sources and summarize adverse findings for the investigating team into a confidential report called the Adverse Data Search (ADS). Researchers also routinely provide procedural support to practitioners navigating the firm’s client risk assessment requirements and tools. Researchers collaborate with team and stakeholders on risk related research projects as assigned.

Position/Program Requirements:
Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in research sources and methods, with thorough experience conducting background research on people and companies.
Experience researching or professional knowledge of one or more of the following: US securities regulations/enforcement; US legal systems; client risk management or compliance processes.
Experience working in a professional services firm is a plus.
Skills Preferred:
Ability to analyze findings in a clear written summary.
Proven ability to follow instructions and guidance and adapt learning to future scenarios.
Ability to work independently yet collaboratively.
Demonstrated attention to details.
Ability to be productive, meet aggressive deadlines, work under pressure and prioritize among multiple projects.
Thorough yet focused, able to recognize, articulate and apply search limitations.
Capable of learning and following internal risk management procedures and routinely explaining them to practitioners.

Demonstrated ability to:

-Utilize the Boolean techniques within core business, legal and public records research sources;
-Locate biographical details and build background profiles;
-Write clearly and with impact;
-Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills;
-Understand business, personal names and US geography.

Demonstrated ability to:
-Cooperate with and provide support to all levels of firm partners and staff;
-Work productively and reliably in a virtual office environment;
-Communicate clearly both in writing and verbally;
-Adapt and learn from instructions, using good judgment to apply guidance as new situations arise;
-Be agile with change;
-Support customer service issues and explain processes to professionals with different levels of knowledge experience.

Graduate degree preferred
Minimum Years of Experience Necessary: 5
Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
Bachelor’s degree

Must have demonstrated proficiency and expert facility with 1) news media searching via Lexis OR Factiva; AND research via 2) SEC filings OR Westlaw.
Must have professional experience in a support or customer service role or function
Job ID: 51023BR-10