Responsibilities As a Senior Associate, youâ??ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above
- Train and lead staff
- Establish effective working relationships directly with clients
- Contribute to the development of your own and teamâ??s technical acumen
- Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
- Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
Doctor of Philosophy
Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success developing and/or validating testing of models within the Financial Services sector, including the banking industry, consulting, or government regulatory positions, including the following areas: - Econometric/statistical and analytical modeling; - Retail and/or wholesale credit risk models, mortgage prepayment models, and/or complex discounted cash flow models; - Analysis techniques of complex financial services data, including programming and computational techniques for large data sets and quantitative analyses; - Statistical techniques for analyzing financial data, including: sampling, optimization, logistic regression, linear regression, decision tree analysis, and cluster analyses; and, - Model documentation and/or model validation report writing; and Visualization techniques for summarizing complex financial data analyses.
Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas: - Utilizing SAS or R software, Excel/VBA, SQL, and other programming languages and applications; - Assisting clients with a broad range of model development, model testing, model documentation, and model validation tasks; - Performing data analysis and manipulation; - Performing statistical model development, estimation, and testing; - - Drafting model documentation and validation reports which focus on the following model types: Retail (e.g., mortgages, credit cards, auto loans), wholesale (e.g. Commercial and Industrial, Commercial Real Estate), credit risk models, including underwriting credit scorecards, portfolio credit monitoring models, CCAR and DFAST credit loss forecasting models, based PD/LGD/EAD models, and allowance for loan and lease loss models; - Using time series regression models (e.g., CCAR PPNR models), Macroeconomic forecasting / scenario generation models, marketing models; and other statistical and non-statistical models; - Performing advanced statistical and/or econometric modeling with SAS, R, SQL and other statistical and data analysis languages and applications; - Leveraging experience with Microsoft Excel and Access, including VBA; - Utilizing verbal and written communication skills to interface effectively with modelers/validators and all levels of client management; - Contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; - Identifying and addressing client needs, which includes building solid relationships with clients, developing an awareness of Firm services, approaching client in an organized manner, and delivering clear requests for information; - Demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; - Communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor; - Prioritizing and handling multiple tasks; - Researching and analyzing pertinent client, industry, and technical matters; and, - Utilizing problem-solving skills, communicating effectively in written and verbal formats to various audiences (including various levels of management and external clients) in a professional business environment.