Associate, Compliance Risk and Diligence

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Oct 06

Position description

Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps and part of the Governance, Risk, Investigations and Disputes business unit, is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 45 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data and information management services.

Through a combination of in-depth subject matter expertise, global research capabilities and flexible technology tools, the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, helps clients take a risk-based approach toward meeting obligations or remediating failures regarding anti-bribery, anti-corruption and related regulatory mandates. These include pre-transactional intelligence; vendor, supplier and distributor due diligence; vendor management platform; leadership/executive vetting; sanctions screening and monitoring; country/industry risk; and bespoke inquiries.

We currently have opportunities for experienced English language researchers. The right candidate will have outstanding English reading and writing skills, meticulous attention to detail, a sense of curiosity, the ability to learn quickly, and a dedication to client satisfaction.

At Duff & Phelps, your work will help protect, restore and maximize value for our clients. Join us and together we’ll maximize the value of your career.


  • Conduct in-depth research in the English language, regarding companies and individuals using public record databases, commercial and proprietary databases, media sources and the internet 

  • Analyze research, organize findings and synthesize relevant information

  • Write well structured, logical and objective reports regarding assessments on the status, legitimacy, general background, and overall reputation of a company and its principals 

  • Manage multiple assignments from start to finish, conducting extensive Internet, database, and media research into companies and individuals to provide our clients with an accurate assessment of the status, legitimacy, general background, and overall reputation of a subject company and its principals


  • Advanced or fluent English language proficiency in reading comprehension is required

  • Extremely strong English-language writing skills is required

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited university majoring in: International Relations/Affairs, Regional Studies, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Law or other related areas of study required 

  • 2+ years of relevant professional work experience (excluding internships) is required 

  • Familiarity with capital markets transactions and venture capital investments preferred

  • Strong knowledge of litigation and corporate intelligence research tools is required with experience analyzing class-action litigation and company financial records / disclosures highly preferred

  • Strong attention to detail 

  • Ability to quickly and effectively summarize information from multiple sources into concise analytical assessments 

  • Ability to work independently 

  • Ability to accept and apply constructive feedback 

  • Ability to prioritize several projects and assignments on multiple topics while meeting tight deadlines 

  • Customer-service orientation with a dedication to quality 

  • Interest and understanding of current events and financial markets

  • Availability to work a full-time schedule with the understanding that additional hours and weekend work may be required 

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