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Analyst and Associate Roles

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Associate Job Description


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Leading data collection and analysis of school data to advise school system clients on financing opportunities, resource allocation possibilities, and sustainability challenges
  • Developing school system budgets and multi-year financial projections
  • Conducting research to inform client engagements and industry thought leadership activities
  • Conducting client and stakeholder interviews
  • Creating professional and high-quality reports and presentations
  • Actively participating in client meetings
  • Assisting in developing client engagement project plans
  • Assisting in developing client engagement proposals and project scope documents
  • Earning client trust and developing collaborative relationships with clients
  • Managing multiple projects, timelines, and deliverables
  • Supervising and developing Afton Analysts

Skills and Qualifications

  • Understands client’s priorities and objectives, works collaboratively with client personnel, and aligns details of work to the bigger picture perspective of the client’s needs
  • Works with detail and accuracy, reviews work; is meticulous with work product, research, and analysis; produces quality (zero-defect) client-ready deliverables
  • Applies problem-solving skills, identifies opportunities, and accomplishes work; overcoming obstacles and barriers
  • Intermediate to advanced financial acumen; builds effective financial projections and analyses; analyzes and discerns key financial assumptions and risks
  • Intermediate financial communication; translates complex financial information to various audiences in a clear and concise manner
  • Intermediate project management skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, resolve problems, and perform effectively in complex work situations under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong mathematics skills and working knowledge of statistics
  • Ability to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way
  • Ability to visualize data in the most effective way possible for a given project or study
  • Ability to work independently and with team members from different backgrounds

Professional Attributes

  • Professional courtesy: Conveys professional courtesy and respect and earns it from others; builds rapport, maintains professional relationships over time
  • Teamwork: Recognizes and appreciates the achievements of others; is reliable, constructive, and collaborative with clients and coworkers
  • Communication: Communicates effectively and proactively, both orally and in writing; provides ideas, discusses issues, seeks feedback and clarification as needed from management and clients, and responds to input and criticism in a professional manner
  • Flexibility: Welcomes new experiences, adapts to change, and remains productive during unpredicted circumstances
  • Personal growth oriented: Proactively seeks feedback and training and applies new knowledge to work

Education and Training Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration is preferred
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in management consulting, education finance, investment banking or financial planning and analysis, is required
  • Demonstrated interest in social impact is preferred