*[2024 Bachelor’s/Master’s graduates] Forensic Accounting Consulting Analyst/Associate

Charles River Associates

If your background is in Accounting, learn more about CRA!

About Charles River Associates

Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, corporations and governments around the world. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its combination of industry experience and rigorous, fact-based analysis that provide clients with clear, implementable solutions to complex business concerns.

Practices seeking to hire candidates with this profile include (hiring locations listed):

  • Forensic Services (Boston, Chicago)
    • Our Forensic Services practice uses cross-trained forensic professionals to assist companies and their counsel in independently responding to allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, and non-compliance.
  • Risk, Investigations & Analytics (New York)
    • Our Risk, Investigations & Analytics practice undertakes large-scale, complex investigations and monitorships in a multidisciplinary approach.

Learn more about our work by reviewing our Services and Industries on our website.

Job Overview

  • Investigate accounting irregularities and respond to allegations of fraud, misconduct, waste, and abuse;
  • Use your accounting and financial skills to prepare analyses of financial data, including financial models, for litigation and expert reports and testimony;
  • Investigate and analyze financial evidence, including financial records and transactions, to identify trends and anomalies, and clearly and concisely organize and summarize your findings;
  • Leverage your database skills to effectively analyze large data sets;
  • Communicate with team members, clients, and other professionals, to share investigative and analytical findings, and assist with the drafting of written reports to summarize procedures performed and findings.

Check out our blog about a typical day at CRA and how you can make an impact!


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree candidates graduating in December 2023/Summer 2024 with an academic focus in Accounting;
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate governance, and regulatory environments;
  • Experience in gathering, standardizing, and analyzing voluminous transactional data;
  • Experience in data analysis and intelligence gathering, including querying and mining large data sets to discover transaction patterns, examining financial data, and filtering for targeted information; 
  • Curious and analytical thinkers who bring creative approaches to non-standard problems;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and leadership;
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration capabilities;
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills;
  • Clear and demonstrated interest in consulting through coursework, work experience, activities, or attendance at CRA recruiting events.

To Apply

To be considered for a position in the United States, we require the following:

  • Resume – please include current address, personal email and telephone number;
  • Cover letter – please describe your interest in CRA and how this role matches your goals. Also, please note if you have interest in a particular practice and/or a location preference;
  • Transcript – may be unofficial. Note: you must be graduating from a bachelor's or master's degree program for this role. If you are graduating from an MBA/PhD program or have work experience, please visit our Careers site to see current open roles;

If you are interested in applying for one of our international locations, please visit our Careers site to view and apply for available jobs.

Candidate resume review will commence August 31, and continue on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Career Growth and Benefits 

  • CRA’s robust skills development programs, including a commitment to offering 100 hours of training annually through formal and informal programs, encourage you to thrive as an individual and team member. Beginning with research and analysis skill building, training continues with technical training, presentation skills, internal seminars, and career mentoring and performance coaching from an assigned senior colleague. Additional leadership and collaboration opportunities exist through internal firm development activities.
  • We offer a comprehensive total rewards program including a superior benefits package, wellness programming to support physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being, and in-house immigration support for foreign nationals and international business travelers.

Work Location Flexibility

CRA creates a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth, mentorship and inclusivity. At the same time, we realize that individuals realize a range of benefits when working from home periodically. We currently ask that individuals spend 3 to 4 days a week on average working in the office (which may include traveling to another CRA office or to a client's location), with specific days determined in coordination with your practice or team. At certain times of the year (e.g. holiday periods), additional remote work options are offered to those whose work commitments permit it, although our offices remain open for those who choose or need to be there.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer (EOE/AAE). As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

The city of New York and the state of California require CRA to include a good-faith estimate of the wage range for this role. This range is specific to individuals applying to work in our New York and California offices and considers several factors including but not limited to experience, education level, and expertise. A good-faith estimate of the base wage range for this role is $87,000 – $91,000; actual total compensation may also include benefits and bonus.

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