Associate - Data Analytics in New York, NY at Ankura

Date Posted: 6/25/2018

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Associate - Data Analytics 
Professional Services
New York, NY
 
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
Ankura is accepting applications for the Associate position in the Data Analytics practice. The Data Analytics practice is commonly engaged to assist financial investigations, litigations and disputes, turnaround and process improvement engagements, and other critical business issues. The Data Analytics team specializes in the efficient identification of relevant and responsive data across clients’ vast internal systems and repositories and works with clients to efficiently extract and effectively analyze client data. The team’s consulting experience involves large, diverse, and often incomplete data sets across client enterprises including financial, accounting, human resources, payroll, and a variety of other business systems. The team collaborates with computer forensics and investigatory experts to assess and respond to both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of problems.
 
An Associate in the Data Analytics practice is responsible for utilizing data analytics and technology skills to provide accounting and finance related consulting services to clients. The Associate will work with clients – businesses, government entities, and/or law firms – to address their most complex and pressing concerns. The Associate must be capable of applying advanced, strategic approaches to assist clients with complex information management and analysis challenges by combining data analytics techniques, sophisticated technology tools, and information management principles to help clients make well-informed decisions. Ankura provides Associates with the opportunity to work collaboratively on diverse teams with skilled, intelligent, driven, and successful individuals. Ankura is focused on hiring Associates who will serve as the foundation of a growing firm dedicated to its people, culture, and delivering high quality service to clients.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
As an Associate, you will be intimately familiar with the clients' big-picture objectives and challenges as well as ingrained in the smallest details of their organization’s data and IT infrastructure.  With this knowledge you will be responsible for designing and executing efficient, innovative analytical solutions to address their issues.  Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
  • Coordinating with client contacts to identify, acquire, synthesize, and analyze relevant data
  • Identifying the relationships among multiple sources and types of data, and organizing this information to facilitate effective data analysis
  • Designing and implementing complex financial models to generate meaningful metrics and/or visual demonstratives
  • Analyzing and interpreting historical financial, operational, and transactional data
  • Performing the day-to-day client engagement activities, including interaction with client personnel, internal Ankura team members, and other stakeholders involved in the engagement
  • Contributing to the overall success of the firm by participating in pitches, developing internal training, and marketing the firm externally to prospective clients
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, economics, information technology, data analytics, or work experience in a related field
 REQUIRED SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Possess strong quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills
  • Possess strong team-oriented personality characteristics: hard-working, thoughtful, and collaborative, with a positive outlook and confidence
  • Familiarity with database management and querying tools (e.g. SQL), Python, VBA, and / or other ETL technical skills
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools such as Tableau and Spotfire
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication (written and verbal), mathematical, and organizational skills
  • Able to adapt quickly in handling multiple/evolving tasks as a result of new engagements and/or re-prioritized deadlines
  • Highly motivated, eager to learn, willing to travel, and able to motivate others
  • Able to utilize technology to solve complex problems
  • Able to produce high quality and/or final work product under strict deadlines
  • Flexibility to travel as required
ABOUT ANKURA:
Ankura is an 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.
 
Ankura is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment Opportunities at Ankura are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential function of a particular job.  All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
This Equal Employment opportunity governs all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, selection, job assignment, promotions, transfers, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, access to benefits and training, and all other conditions and privileges of employment.
 

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