For over 55 years, Charles River Associates (“CRA”) has been a premier consulting firm that offers employees a place to collaborate with and learn from a diverse group of consultants, industry experts, and academics. At CRA you will join leading minds who use economic, financial, technical, and business analysis to solve complex problems for an impressive roster of clients, including 99% of the top 100 law firms, 89% of the Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies around the globe. CRA offers a collaborative environment, with teams who strive for excellence by bringing curiosity, resourcefulness, and initiative to their work. Through a collegial atmosphere, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, your experience at CRA will open doors for you as you accelerate your career.
What we do:
CRA’s Finance practice is comprised of exceptional problem-solvers. We offer our clients independent economic and financial analysis and expert testimony. Typically, we are retained to quantify economic damages in the context of large, complex commercial litigation matters. Our work often requires the development of fact-specific financial models (including both damage models and valuation models). These analyses are typically summarized in the form of an expert report, which sets forth our conclusory opinions (including the underlying analytical support for those opinions) in court. Our diverse client base includes large, prominent law firms, corporate clients, and governmental agencies. The work we do helps our clients to effectively resolve disputes or make critical decisions about underlying financial, accounting and economic considerations during litigation.
What does an Analyst/Associate do?
Analysts and Associates at CRA work closely with senior consultants on project teams. Successful candidates have a strong working knowledge of financial, accounting, and economic concepts and a broad range of research and quantitative skills. Typical Analyst/Associate responsibilities include:
Assisting the project team with the development of appropriate financial, accounting, and economic analyses and valuation models to support case theories;
Conducting industry, market, and competitive research to develop an independent fact base;
Reviewing and summarizing client documents and third-party research to identify key information;
Assisting in the production and development of research summaries, expert reports, and the presentation of findings;
Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of analyses; and
Assisting with recruiting efforts.
Solid working knowledge of finance, accounting, and economic methodologies, as well as command of a broad range of research and quantitative skills (including strong Excel skills);
Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Economics, or related analytical discipline;
0-2 years of work experience in accounting or financial/economic analysis;
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0;
Exceptional written and oral communication skills; and
High level of initiative and responsibility, dedication to quality, a strong work ethic, creativity, a positive attitude and a high energy level.
How to apply:
This position is for immediate hire. We welcome both current students and recent graduates to apply. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, AND unofficial transcript to our careers website.
Charles River Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.