Analyst / Associate, Digital Forensics

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

Analyst / Associate, Digital Forensics

Alvarez & Marsal


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with over $2+ billion in revenues and c.5,000 + staff offering a broad range of professional services including Operational & Financial Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Valuations, and Disputes & Investigation Services. Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.

Disputes & Investigations

In the current economic climate, there have been an unprecedented number of business failures, financial frauds and accounting irregularities. These and other events have resulted in regulatory interventions, investigations, financial restatements and a significant number of lawsuits. Dealing with matters of a complex nature requires a broad range of skills and experience.

The Disputes & Investigations Practice at Alvarez & Marsal comprise Forensic Accounting and Investigations, Dispute Advisory, and Forensic Technology Services.

Forensic Technology Services

A&M's Forensic Technology team comprises senior forensic and information security technologists, who bring deep -extensive expertise in Computer Science and Information Systems, and offer a hands-on approach to collecting, preserving and analysing electronic information.

Forensic Technology Services Include:

  • Computer Forensics Investigations;

  • Electronic Disclosure Management;

  • Data Mining and Database Analytics;

  • Information Governance and Data Privacy; and

  • Cyber Security.

In today's digital age, an increasing number of files and communications are stored on computer hard drives or sent through e-mail, thus giving forensic technologists the responsibility of gathering, preserving and presenting evidence for trial in an extremely cost effective and efficient way. In litigation (and other related) cases, the processes used to gather, preserve, analyse and present electronic evidence can make or break your case.

Reason for the opportunity

Against this backdrop of unprecedented growth, an opportunity exists for us to grow the Forensic Technology Services team at Analyst or Associate level, specifically within the Digital Forensics team.

Critical Capabilities

Successful appointees in the Forensic Technology team are action-oriented self-starters with entrepreneurial flair. They are comfortable working independently as well as in high performing teams. Strong problem-solving skills and analytical rigor is key to their success.

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum 2 –4  years’ experience in Forensic Technology specifically working in Digital Forensics or eDiscovery;

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required. 

  • Ability to conduct and lead forensic data-collections, on-site at client premises throughout the UK and internationally;

  • Sound technical understanding of the ACPO guidelines;

  • Experience of performing forensic analysis, reporting and writing of witness statements;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in addition to well-developed organisation skills; and

  • Experience in using FTK, EnCase, Macquisition, Blacklight, Cellebrite, Paladin, Kali and other digital forensics software is advantageous.

Personal Style

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, challenging, and unpredictable environment.

  • Fast learner, eager to learn new technologies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Objective, fact based approach to problem solving.

  • Hands-on and non-hierarchical operator - relates well at all levels and cultures.

  • Driven by values and integrity, straight talker, builds confidence and leads by example.

  • Demonstrable ability to balance a high level view with detail.

  • A natural ability to prioritise – especially in highly pressurised situations and produce a high quality work product..

  • Autonomous – Alvarez & Marsal has a flat structure with a self-sufficient culture.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Talent, culture and values

Attracted by our meritocratic culture and the opportunity to build a business with like-minded individuals, our people have joined Alvarez & Marsal from the Big 4, top tier strategy houses, private equity firms, hedge funds, leading financial services institutions and industry and commerce. Alvarez & Marsal is a fact-based business, based on pragmatism, not subjective about the meaning of success. It is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious recruits with diverse experiences to  grow and thrive – and those who do well, earn well. At A&M you will be given real responsibility as there are thin layers of management and responsiveness to a crisis urgency is critical. You will thrive on autonomy and you will be adept at anticipating what your audience needs.

The culture of the business offers variety of skill, language, heritage and professional background and therefore is unique in terms of style and approach. This is a business where your colleagues are your best allies and ideally, your best friends. A business where good friendships thrive and trust is as true internally as with client. Furthermore , the values of the business which include integrity and fun as well as just reward for great work come to life when you become part of the team.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree


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