Analyst-Compass Lexecon Finance Practice

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About the Company:


Compass Lexecon, one of the world's leading economic consulting firms, specializes in financial and economic analysis of issues that arise in regulatory, policy and litigation matters. Compass Lexecon has been engaged by Fortune 500 corporations, government entities, and others to assist in numerous high profile mergers, government investigations, and private litigation matters in the United States and worldwide. Compass Lexecon provides state of the art economic research capabilities that combine the academic, private-sector, and public-sector expertise of in-house economists and academic affiliates.

About the Opportunity:

 

We are currently seeking Analyst candidates for the Pasadena, CA office’s Finance Practice.

 

Analysts are responsible for the completion of qualitative and quantitative research and analysis projects. While each project presents a different set of challenges, Analysts can generally expect to perform extensive data analyses, conduct industry research, and review case evidence. Analysts are involved in nearly all aspects of project work, interacting closely with other analysts, economists and case supervisors in researching and analyzing data used to prepare final work product. Analysts are expected to demonstrate sound analytical judgment and to progress to a level of initiative consistent with the ability to satisfactorily recommend appropriate research, analyses and actions and to implement them with continued consultation of supervisors.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Research and Analysis:

 

• Collects specific information (quantitative and qualitative) from identified sources as instructed by supervisors.

• Utilizes appropriate resources (e.g., Internet, library, subscription services, colleagues, etc.) to identify the range of sources of relevant information, both quantitative and qualitative.

• Identifies, collects and communicates relevant information (e.g., price; included and excluded information; dates of coverage, etc.).

• Interprets collected information so that it can be used by economists and case supervisors in the preparation of their expert reports and analyses.

• Successfully expands scope of research as suggested by supervisors.

• Executes projects (qualitative and quantitative) as instructed by, and communicates actions to, supervisors.

• Successfully incorporates modifications to projects and analyses as requested by supervisors.

• Identifies and communicates data, information and/or inconsistencies to supervisors.

• Utilizes case-specific documents (e.g., depositions, trial transcripts, expert reports, produced documents, etc.) to identify information specified by supervisors.

• Summarizes and extracts information relevant to the arguments of the case from case-specific documents.

• Analyzes data used in client projects when asked by supervisors.

• Formulates and utilizes basic data modeling as requested by supervisors.

• Effectively creates, organizes and maintains document lists and other methods for internal document management.

• Effectively documents research and analyses to facilitate communication of progress.

 

Work Product Preparation:

 

• Synthesizes large amounts of data into a clear and concise summary using Excel or statistical software.

• Produces graphical or tabular exhibits using PC software applications or programming on the mainframe.

• Creates and organizes documentation and backup of work product in hard copy or electronic file format.

• Proofreads and identifies errors in charts, tables and other work products.

 

Preferred Skills:

 

• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Programming Skills.

• Basic knowledge of SAS, Stata or other statistical software.

• Prior experience working with large amounts of data.

• Ability to operate in a fast paced environment handling multiple tasks and demands.

• Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.

• Excellent time/stress management skills.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

• Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in economics or a related field. Significant coursework in economics, mathematics and statistics a plus.

• Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative research and analysis skills.

 

Position Classification: Non-Exempt

 

A resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and writing sample are required for a complete application.

 

Compensation and benefits are competitive with other major economic consulting firms.

 

Due to the large volume of applicants, no phone calls please.

 

Compass Lexecon is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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