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Senior Consultant | Digital Forensics

Company: BKD, LLP
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description & Requirements

At BKD, our Forensics and Litigation Services practice is led by a talented team of experienced professionals, who have a sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated. BKD's forensics professionals are experts at providing a variety of services to our clients, including forensic accounting, litigation services, fraud investigations and fraud risk assessments. We focus on training and developing our teams to help them reach their full potential. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are seeking variety, we would love to talk to you!

As a BKD Forensics Senior Consultant / Digital Forensics Analyst, you will develop expertise, expand your knowledge and build collaborative relationships within the practice and with clients. Further, you will have meaningful support from firm leadership for substantial professional development. You will spend the majority of your time assisting with digital forensics investigations, data recovery, and electronic discovery.

BKD's Forensics & Litigation leadership team takes pride in creating and maintaining a supportive and respectful environment for our team members. Apply if you're interested in learning how we can support your professional and personal goals.

What You Will Do:

  • Participate in digital forensics investigations related but not limited to fraud, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, cyber breach incident response, or other litigation matters
  • Work with investigation team to identify and preserve digital evidence, maintain chain of custody, and handle evidence to ensure admissibility in court
  • Conduct digital forensics examinations on evidence sources such as computers, servers, email, mobile devices, social media/web data, cloud-stored data and other devices
  • Prepare and maintain detailed and comprehensive notes related to chain of custody, evidence handling, evidence processing, and related findings
  • Prepare sections and/or entire digital forensics expert reports and other communications required in litigation service projects
  • Review expert reports and advise investigation / legal team on relevant issues
  • Advise clients on proper evidence handling and preservation in order to maintain chain of custody
  • Adhere to forensics lab policies, procedures, and best practices

A Successful Trusted Advisor Has:

  • The ability to work independently and with team members located throughout various offices
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • The ability to manage project timelines and work with various individuals
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills for the preparation of client reports
  • The ability to propose innovative and alternative ideas.
  • The willingness and ability to adapt to urgent or unusual situations.
  • Ability to travel as needed, at times with short notice and ability to work non-traditional or long hours when necessary
  • Motivation to seek credentialing in the digital forensics field or a specialized subcomponent of the field; stays current on trends in digital forensics, hardware, encryption technologies, legal issues, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant field of study or demonstration of work experience in the digital forensics field
  • Above average proficiency with the Windows operating system
  • Familiarity with operating systems such as Linux, UNIX, Macintosh, or DOS
  • Familiarity with database environments such as SQL, MySQL, Oracle, or MS Access, including ability to query and extract data from database systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Above average or higher proficiency in Microsoft Excel and/or other analytics tools
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis tools techniques
  • Ability to learn and operate new software quickly and effectively
  • Ability to work with hardware-related issues such as removing and handling internal components of PC's, servers, or mobile devices; cabling/wiring, mechanical components, audio/video systems, gaming or other special-purpose systems, and specialized forensic hardware
  • Familiarity and experience in Python, C++, R, or equivalent programming languages (specific examples of how this experience has been used will be addressed during the interview)
  • Ability to perform and document scientific tests of software inputs and results, mechanical or device performance, and process/procedure outcomes
  • Proficiency with basic flowcharting tools and the flowcharting process
  • Strong research skills, including but not limited to advanced internet searches, social media, extracting data from web-based sources, querying databases, and offline information gathering such as phone interactions, in-person interviews or discussions, and other social interactions


At BKD, our mission is to provide rewarding career opportunities and invest in the success of our people. Through award-winning learning and development, coaching and career advocacy programs, you will have the tools to make every play count and reach your professional goals. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to influence innovation and build long-lasting relationships. As a BKDer, you will be able to learn, lead, serve and be recognized for your contributions.

As a part of our People First culture, we invest in the well-being of our Trusted Advisors so they can provide Unmatched Client Service. Click here to learn how we invest in our people:

Make your next play at BKD.

About BKD

BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our approximately 2,900 dedicated professionals provide solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer a variety of tax, accounting and consulting services and combine the insight and ideas of thought leaders in multiple industries. Learn more at

Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.

It is BKD's standard policy not to accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

  • BKD expressly reserves the right not to consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies.
  • BKD further reserves the right not to pay a fee to a recruiter or agency unless such recruiter or agency has a signed vendor agreement with BKD.
  • Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of BKD without having a BKD vendor agreement in place will be considered the property of BKD.

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