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 Senior 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 and manage the 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 Senior Associate will 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
  • Managing engagement responsibilities and the development of final deliverables for external clients
  • Responsible for leading the collection, loading, standardization, and identification of relevant structured data for analysis
  • Leading the review of disparate sets of transactional and financial data for the purposes of complex litigation
  • Supervising the development of 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 reports and presentations to be distributed to clients
  • Communicating with external clients, internal staff and leadership involved in your projects
  • Providing hands-on guidance and leadership to junior staff including analytics and visualization assistance, critical thinking oversight, and report development support
  • Responsible for managing efforts to meet expectations regarding case deadlines and budgetary restrictions while working simultaneously on several time-sensitive engagements
  • Assisting with business development initiatives to identify new opportunities in existing markets, expand cross-segment services within the firm, and identifying emerging trends in the legal technology and analytics space
  • 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
  • 5+ years of experience conducting analysis of large transactional or financial data sets
  • Advanced in T-SQL, PL/SQL, PostgreSQL,Python, or SAS
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and technical skills
  • Motivated with the ability to adapt to new settings and challenges
  • Ability to serve as a project leader and mentor to junior staff
  • Experience leading the analysis of structured data for anti-money laundering investigations, anti-bribery reviews, and other anti-corruption or compliance matters
  • Experience leading staff during multiple, simultaneous engagements
  • Strong understanding of relational database systems such as MS SQL Server or Oracle Database
  • Advanced in business intelligence and reporting tools such as Tableau, Qlikview, or Oracle Application Express (APEX)
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning solutions such as SAP, Oracle ERP Cloud, or Microsoft Dynamics
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing solutions such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure
  • Experience leading the implementation of quality control checks for projects

How to Apply

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

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