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Senior Associate, Computer Forensics

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Date Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Reference Code: 84542-en_US

Job Type: Permanent 
Primary Location: Multiple Locations, Ontario, Canada 
All Available Locations: Toronto; Burlington; Kitchener; Vaughan; Windsor 


Our Purpose


At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.

By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.


Learn from deep subject matter experts through mentoring and on the job coaching
Be encouraged to deepen your technical skills…whatever those may be.
Partner with clients to solve their most complex problems


The Forensics team is growing a national practice dealing with fraud investigations, technology abuses, cyber-crime, cyber-breach, and litigation support offering a complete range of client services pertaining to computer forensics and investigations.  Forensic engagements include complex domestic and international investigations pertaining to litigation, corporate fraud, class action lawsuits and regulatory matters, to name but a few. You'll have an opportunity to develop your skills in these areas, in addition to taking part in national and international projects.  The team works with industry-leading technologies and leverages a global One Deloitte team to provide creative and innovative solutions to complex engagements.  The team has strong leadership and works closely together, sharing knowledge and helping each other learn and excel!

What will your typical day look like?


The Senior Associate will be responsible for data collection and preservation, compiling, normalizing and analyzing electronic data for investigation and litigation purposes. Additional responsibilities include:

•    Collecting and preserving digital evidence from a wide range of digital media and cloud,
•    Recovering and analyzing electronically stored information,
•    Support digital evidence preservation, chain of custody protocols, forensic analysis and data recovery
•    Participating in financial and computer fraud investigations,
•    Analyzing, designing, developing and implementing complex data analytics systems,
•    Maintaining case management systems and workflows,
•    Preparing deliverable data to clients securely and efficiently,
•    Assist in lab infrastructure maintenance and upgrade
•    Development of junior and off-shore staff, 
The Forensic team members work closely with forensic accountants, lawyers, litigation support teams, document review teams, clients, and investigators to produce analysis, expertise, and advice in support of investigations and litigation matters.  This is not a back-office role, but rather a position in which you will enter direct and frequent communication with all levels of stakeholders on engagements.
Given the nature of the work involved, a flexible work schedule and availability to travel inside and outside Canada are essential for all individuals joining the Forensic team. Candidates should also be able to obtain a "secret" level II security clearance from the Canadian government, as well as a U.S. work visa. 
Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (French would be an asset). They should also have information security experience (an asset), together with a degree from a recognized university or College in any of the following disciplines (or equivalent):
•    Computer science
•    Information Technology
•    Information systems
•    Business Intelligence
•    Cyber Fraud
•    Cyber Investigations

About the team


Deloitte's Forensic services professionals identify and resolve various types of corporate disputes and irregularities. We also carry out analyses, provide opinions and draft clear, logical reports. We apply a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques aimed at identifying and analyzing presumed damages stemming from the following cases: business interruptions, broken contracts, negligence, breaches of obligations, intellectual property violations and other similar situations. We quantify actual or potential losses while helping our clients reduce their fraud-related risks, tracing misappropriated funds and resolving business and financial disputes on a fast-track basis.
Our Toronto office is currently seeking a Senior Associate on the Forensics and Discovery Team.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you

You are someone with:

•    2-3 years of experience or relevant education
•    Technical knowledge of hardware and software
•    Litigation support, technological investigations and eDiscovery
•    Solid system administration and infrastructure experience
•    Understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)

Working knowledge of the following tools (but not limited to):

•    Forensic tools (EnCase, FTK, Cellebrite, X-Ways, Forensic Explorer)
•    eDiscovery tools (Relativity, Nuix, Clearwell, dtSearch, iPro)
•    Database administration and Languages (MS-SQL, Oracle, T-SQL, PL-SQL)
•    Operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, Unix, Linux)
•    Microsoft Office and Office 365
•    Cloud-based technology
Furthermore, the ideal candidate possesses the following abilities:

•    Efficient communicator both verbally and in writing
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Customer service experience in a professional environment
•    An understanding of internal computer components, network topology and infrastructure
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team
•    Keeping abreast of current and developing technologies
•    Ability to be self-sufficient when working remotely
•    Ability to elaborate innovative solutions
•    Willingness and ability to travel extensively inside and outside of Canada as required (40% to 50%)


Our shared values


While our Purpose guides us and helps explain why we exist, our shared values describe the behaviour we expect from each other at the firm.

They provide common ground to unite us across cultures and geographies. They help us to earn the trust and respect of our stakeholders. We all commit to living by these shared values, to stay true to the principles they represent, and to honour the legacy from which they came. They are what sets us apart and makes us Deloitte.


Every day, we live our Purpose through the following five shared values:


  • Lead the way: Deloitte is not only leading the profession, but reinventing it for the future. We’re also committed to creating opportunity and leading the way to a more sustainable world.
  • Serve with integrity: Deloitte has earned the trust of employees, clients, regulators, and the public for 175 years. Upholding that trust is our single most important responsibility.
  • Take care of each other: We look out for one another and prioritize respect, fairness, development, and well-being.
  • Foster inclusion: We are at our best when we foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We know this attracts top talent, enables innovation, and helps us deliver well-rounded client solutions.
  • Collaborate for measurable impact: We approach our work with a collaborative mind¬set, teaming across businesses, geographies, and skill sets to deliver tangible, measurable, attributable impact.

The next step is yours

Sound like The One Firm. For You? Apply now.

At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action PlanReconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative.

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations). We’d love to hear from you!

By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.
Deloitte Canada has 30 offices with representation across most of the country. We acknowledge our offices reside on traditional, treaty and unceded territories as part of Turtle Island and is still home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We are all Treaty people.

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