Senior Associate - Data Analytics in New York, NY at Ankura

Date Posted: 5/8/2018

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Senior Associate - Data Analytics
Professional Services
New York, NY
A Senior Associate in the Data Analytics practice is responsible for utilizing technology to provide accounting and financial related consulting services relating to financial investigations, litigations and disputes, turnaround and process improvement engagements, and other critical business issues. He/she will assist our clients – businesses, government entities and/or law firms – with their most complex and pressing concerns.  This requires gaining an understanding of their IT infrastructure and voluminous data to develop a systematic approach to provide meaningful insight and information to all relevant parties, internally and externally. Ankura provides the opportunity to work collaboratively on small, diverse teams with skilled, intelligent, driven and successful individuals.  Ankura is focused on hiring the “right” types of people to serve as the foundation of a growing firm dedicated to its people, culture and delivering high quality service to our clients.  
As a Senior Associate, you will be intimately familiar with your clients' big-picture objectives and challenges as well as 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
  • Overseeing and mentoring junior colleagues and ensuring error-free work product across the team
  • Contributing to the overall success of the firm by participating in pitches, developing internal training, and marketing the firm externally to prospective clients
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in finance, accounting, or other related field, with an emphasis in complex problem solving, data analytics, IT infrastructure or related competencies
  • 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
  • Able to work in a team as well as independently
  • Proficient in database management and querying tools (e.g. SQL, SAS), Python, VBA, and / or other ETL technical skills
  • 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 mentor and develop junior colleagues
  • Able to produce high quality and/or final work product under strict deadlines
  • Flexibility to travel as required
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools such as Tableau and Qlik
  • Experience developing custom web tools Rapid Application Development frameworks
  • Professional services experience preferred
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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