Apprentice Business Analyst
Public Consulting Group - Charlotte, NC

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Program Overview:
PCG looks for highly talented, motivated and results-oriented recent college graduates with drive, determination and the ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment to enter into its Apprentice Business Analyst (ABA) Program. The Apprentice Program is the foundation for learning how to be a consultant at PCG. Throughout the two year program, you build your skills by working alongside talented senior consulting staff. You work on a variety of challenging assignments in our different practice areas to assist public sector clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Your growth is supported by a Practice Area Manager who provides guidance and monitors your involvement with project assignments. You also select a mentor who guides you on “how to be a successful PCG consultant”. Our team is dedicated to ensuring ABAs build a solid foundation for success through serving a diverse client base, playing an integral role on our project teams, and partaking in performance development activities. Our Apprentice Program will push you to fulfill your potential.

ABA – Education Overall Responsibilities:
The ABA position in our Educational Services Practice Area revolves around technology, policy and financial management functions. ABAs work as part of a team to provide superior service to large school districts in the areas of special education management systems, data warehousing, federal claiming, and other school based revenue programs. PCG seeks self-starters who can quickly learn our web-based technologies and lead clients through the implementation and training processes

Typical ABA Responsibilities may include:
Learning web-based technologies and leading clients through implementation and training processes.

Providing service to large school districts in the areas of special education management systems, data warehousing, federal claiming and other school based revenue programs.

Assisting with the preparation of materials for training seminars.

Participating on proposal development teams, including writing sections, coordinating efforts and preparing proposal submissions.

Developing presentations for and attending conferences/seminars.

Coordinating project requirements and client expectations.

Preparing and presenting written status reports for clients.

Conducting policy and other research.

Defining, documenting and improving business processes.

Gathering and analyzing data.

Providing project management support to Consultants and Managers.

Required Skills

PCG ABA candidates must possess the following qualifications:
Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational, research, presentation, time management, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills.

A detail oriented problem solving approach to business issues.

Flexibility and willingness to embrace change.

Self-starter possessing intellectual curiosity.

Enthusiasm for life-long learning and staying well-informed about current business issues.

Proven ability to take initiative and move daily work forward.

Good judgment in completing tasks and in seeking guidance when needed.

A commitment to deliver exceptional client service and contribute in a team environment.

Workload and travel flexibility based on client and team needs.

Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn.

Core interest in education, government, or public consulting.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree. Note: this is part of our college hiring program, thus candidates must have received their Bachelor’s Degree within 12 months of hire.

Proficiency in Microsoft applications, in particular Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Additional experience using SQL preferred.

General knowledge of Medicaid claiming, schools K-12, and/or special education are highly desirable.

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