Associate, Professional Services (Japanese Speaking)

Location: Penang, Malaysia

Department: Professional Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Looking for an opportunity to work in a fast changing multicultural environment?

The Red Flag Group is The Compliance FirmTM assisting Fortune 500 and 1000 companies turn compliance into a competitive advantage. We create customised and integrated compliance solutions that add value to businesses. Our main goals include: helping companies develop and maintain efficient and effective governance and compliance programmes as well as providing professional Technology service to companies around the world through our international offices.

Job Summary

As Associate, you will provide guidance, instruction and direction to the APAC Team to ensure high-quality Due Diligence reports are produced. You will also develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to help build the Professional Services business.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Associates begin to develop specialised knowledge and manage a significant portion of a due diligence or client driven project. As an Associate, you will work closely with Senior Associates to develop a deep understanding of due diligence, research, analysis, data gathering, interviewing, legal, risk & compliance issues, budgeting, time management, communication with customers, and writing skills.
  • As an associate, you will be challenged to 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.
  • You will be responsible for managing researchers and external parties and the costs in managing those companies.
  • Associates can be entry level positions for University degree holders (with Honours) from recognised Universities in the areas of law, accounting, journalism, business or commerce; you will have strong communication and analysis skills and the ability to work in a complex ever changing the environment.
  • Associates require an excellent standard of verbal and written English as well as a second or third language.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to University degree level
  • Language required: Japanese 
  • Previous experience in supporting, training and mentoring a team will be an added advantage
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills, including the ability to summarise complex information clearly and concisely from Japanese into English
  • Strong research skills, including online search tools
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills – prior experience in research/editorial roles is preferable
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines  and handle large volumes of work
  • Be a team player with a high level of initiative and proactive approach to work
  • Willingness to take ownership of tasks and issues
  • Knowledge of and interest in international affairs and the local current affairs and also have the know-how of the local industries in the region.

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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