Associate

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Department: Professional Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Looking for an opportunity to work in a fast-changing multicultural environment in Phoenix, Arizona?  Want more access to clients directly and to supervise a team? Looking for travel and the opportunity to own a project from start to finish?

The Red Flag Group is The Compliance Firm™ assisting Fortune 500 companies with their compliance needs.  We are not a law firm, but have many lawyers, accountants, economists, researchers and business advisory employees working for us to advise famous name companies on their compliance issues.  We are a mix of people from varied backgrounds under the direction of ex General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers.  Many of us are ex in-house lawyers and ex-Big 4/Magic Circle that have chosen a better life in an environment that gives autonomy and independence to set your own pace and agenda.

Our Professional Services team works with some of the largest companies in the World to:

  • Design and Build compliance programs, improving them, testing them and giving advice on how they can be improved in the Americas Region (US, Canada and South America) and around the World
  • Train on compliance areas like corruption, anti-trust/competition law/export controls, sanctions, money laundering, ethics, integrity, human rights and modern day slavery
  • Help clients select business partners around the Americas and advising them on the best way to reduce risk in engaging suppliers, resellers and joint venture partners
  • Drafting reports on proposed business partners, doing background checks and investigative work to uncover misconduct
  • Conducting audits and reviews of client subsidiaries or business partners in the Americas and around the World conducting investigations of misconduct, specifically in the areas of corruption, sanctions, competition law and business ethics & integrity

Job Summary

As an Associate you will be part of our Americas Professional Services team, based in Phoenix. Our Professional Services team provides services across the Region and global clients for issues that arise in the Americas region.  You will be an individual contributor, however will be working with our Research Assistants (Paralegal type roles) to help on projects and to assist with investigations and leading more junior Associates.

Much of our work is project based.  You could be engaged to help on a risk assessment or conduct an investigation in a country throughout the Americas.  You might be asked to review some client policies and procedures or help a client build a new compliance program.  You might lead a project to roll out training across the America’s to a client’s employees, build and deliver workshops or help with various compliance software implementations.  For people that have the skills, are willing to help deliver projects, the sky is the limit.

A big piece of your role will be to support our Research Analysts that conduct research on our clients’ proposed third parties.  Our due diligence business is a large and growing part of the Firm completing thousands of projects a month all around the Americas.

Your role is to give guidance, instructions and direction to the Research Analysts and junior Associates in the Professional Services Team.  You will be overseeing their work and coaching them on identifying and managing risks for our clients.  You will review their work and assisting them to become more self-sufficient.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop specialized knowledge and manage a significant portion of a due diligence or client driven project.
  • Develop deep understanding of due diligence, research, analysis, data gathering, interviewing, legal, risk & compliance issues, budgeting, time management, communication with customers, and writing skills.
  • Develop firsthand knowledge of clients’ critical business issues, building client-management, problem-solving, and communications skills.
  • You will be given ownership of significant segments of complex client projects, as well as responsibility for simpler projects.
  • Design compliance communication and trainings
  • Provide support to internal sales as required on client projects and meet with clients regularly
  • Write and publish thought leadership articles and whitepapers in areas that support our business

Qualifications and Experience

  • Min. Bachelor university degree in Law
  • Preferred previous experience with a large law firm or preferably in-house (3-7 years)
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate compliance regulatory frameworks including anticorruption/bribery, competition law and privacy/data protection, International Standards on Compliance
  • Participated in investigations and conducted interviews on compliance issues with clients including client interviewing and managing the entire process
  • Developed training materials and conducted compliance training
  • English: excellent written and oral communication skills (another language such as: Spanish, Portuguese are of great advantage). Experience writing thought leadership articles and whitepapers in compliance areas and advantage
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills, including the ability to summarise complex information clearly and concisely from another language into English
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills – prior experience in reviewing juniors work is preferable
  • Knowledge of and interest in international affairs
  • Previous exposure to clients would be a strong advantage
  • Interest in working around the Americas region and semi-regular travel to visit clients outside of Phoenix
  • Previous experience in supporting, training and mentoring a team would be a plus
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and handle large volumes of work

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested parties are invited to send their cover letter and resume with salary expectations through the RFG Career Website.

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