Director / Senior Director, Risk, Forensics & Compliance (Compliance, Investigations & Oversight – International Trade Compliance)

USD010 Ankura Consulting Group

USA Washington DC 2000 K Street

Full time

Customs and Trade Compliance


Sep 14

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Ankura is a global expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions and strategies designed for today’s ever‐changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.

This position supports the Ankura Risk, Forensics & Compliance practice - one of six practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm. The position will focus particularly on engagements with Ankura’s National Security, Trade & Technology team in the International Trade Compliance area.


  • Working both independently and with team members as a project lead or contributor, to successfully execute projects involving U.S. international trade compliance, technology security controls, and other national security-related compliance and program enhancement projects.
  • Conducting assessments and audits of clients’ compliance with applicable U.S. Export Control regulations (e.g. International Traffic in Arms Regulation (“ITAR”) and Export Administration Regulation (“EAR”). 
  • Performing transaction testing to assess compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies.
  • Participating in site visits and conducting interviews with client personnel to understand the design, implementation, and effectiveness of compliance programs.
  • Preparing reports for senior-Ankura, client, and regulator review on overall compliance program effectiveness.
  • Working with clients to develop and implement remedial measures, including policies, processes, and trainings.
  • Determining and validating export jurisdiction & classifications of client products, including preparation of tailored checklists aligned to the order of review, and assisting with preparation of commodity jurisdiction or commodity classification requests. Assisting clients in preparing Commerce or State Department license applications.
  • Developing industry-recognized subject matter expertise on national security, export controls, and related domains (including CFIUS and data security generally); keeping pace with developments in export controls regulations, and producing timely, polished thought leadership.


  • Prior experience working as a compliance professional in a services firm, company, or U.S. Government strongly preferred
  • Professional and conceptual ability to design and execute compliance risk mitigation and international trade compliance solutions that are adaptive to client risks and requirements across multiple industries. 
  • Ability to work seamlessly as a member of a larger team focused on delivering the highest quality work product that solves client problems.
  • For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. The range does not include additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $85,000 to $200,000 for Director level and $110,000 to $240,000 for Senior Director; this range is not a promise of a particular wage.




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