About Charles River Associates

For over 50 years, Charles River Associates 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 client 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.

Job Overview

An Analytics Consulting Associate in the Risk, Investigations & Analytics practice will support complex investigations conducted for government agencies and regulators, financial institutions and law firms. You will perform intensive and advanced analysis of disparate sets of structured data for business disputes, regulatory and enforcement matters, and securities litigation.  In addition to structured data analysis, a Consulting Associate will help develop final documentation and visualizations to be delivered to external clients.  You will work collaboratively with others on the RI&A team as well as professionals from other areas of Charles River Associates.

Responsibilities

  • Developing a targeted, in-depth understanding of client needs to help resolve their issues through reactive or proactive measures
  • Responsible for collecting, loading, standardizing, and identifying relevant structured data for analysis
  • Reviewing disparate sets of transactional and financial data for the purposes of complex litigation
  • Developing custom dashboards and visualizations to highlight trends, outliers, and opportunities, empowering clients to make strategic business decisions
  • Conducting technical training for junior staff
  • Identifying emerging technologies in the market that can assist the practice in the review of financial and transactional data for disputes
  • Designing final deliverables, reports, and presentations to be distributed to clients
  • Reviewing Associate work product for clarity and accuracy
  • Communicating with external clients, internal staff and leadership involved in your projects.
  • Providing hands-on guidance and leadership to Associates including analytics and visualization assistance, critical thinking oversight, and report development support
  • Meeting expectations regarding case deadlines and budgetary restrictions while working simultaneously on several time-sensitive engagements
  • Travel as required for data collections, site visits, and client meetings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Mathematics
  • 3-5+ years of experience conducting analysis of large transactional or financial data sets
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and technical skills
  • Motivated with the ability to adapt to new settings and obstacles
  • Skillful in T-SQL, PL/SQL, PostgreSQL, VBA, Python, R, or SAS
  • Strong understanding of relational database systems such as MS SQL Server or Oracle Database
  • Skillful in business intelligence and reporting tools such as Tableau, Qlikview, or Oracle Application Express (APEX)
  • Familiar with enterprise resource planning solutions such as SAP, Oracle ERP Cloud, or Microsoft Dynamics
  • Experience working with cloud computing solutions such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure
  • Possess strong quality control skills
  • Ability to provide succinct and effective project status updates to internal leadership and clients

How to Apply

To be considered for this position please submit a cover letter and resume.

Work Location, Flexibility, and COVID Safety

At CRA, we believe in creating a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth and mentorship, while also taking advantage of the flexibility and inclusivity that working from home provides. We continue to monitor local government and regulatory guidance and adapt our safety guidelines accordingly. For those who begin the interview process with CRA, your recruiting point of contact will be available to answer any questions about work location and COVID safety.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.

 

The city of New York requires CRA to include a good-faith estimate of the wage range for this role. This range is specific to individuals applying to work in our New York office and considers a number of factors including but not limited to experience, education level, and expertise.  A good-faith estimate of the base wage range for this role is $95,000 - $110,000; actual total compensation may also include benefits and bonus.

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