Consulting Associate
Charles River Associates 7 reviews - Chicago, IL

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Your drive and intelligence put you on the path to professional achievement. Become a Consulting Associate at Charles River Associates , and you’ll work with and learn from some of the most-respected scholars, specialists, and industry experts in the world.

What we do
Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, industries, accounting firms, and governments. We offer litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting. CRA has offices across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

In our Intellectual Property practice, we bring analytical rigor and objectivity to all types of IP issues, whether in the context of high-stakes disputes, transactions, valuations or compliance matters. In the dispute context, CRA is hired to quantify and provide independent, expert testimony on damages in patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement matters. CRA is also hired to perform valuations of IP for the purpose of mergers and acquisitions, licensing negotiations, or tax reasons or to evaluate strategic business decisions as they relate to a client’s intellectual property holdings.

What does a Consulting Associate do?
Consulting Associates work in project teams with senior consultants on a variety of client engagements across industries. You need a solid working knowledge of financial and economic concepts and a broad range of quantitative, research and management skills. Responsibilities include:

• Independently conceptualize and identify issues, designing complex models to analyze economic and financial data using spreadsheets and databases
• Effectively plan and manage assigned project segments, including management of the work of junior staff team members
• Review and summarize key issues from client documents, analyst reports, and third party financial, market and industry data
• Assist in the creation and development of client deliverables including financial analyses, research summaries and expert reports
• Act as a point of contact for clients and assist in the presentation of our conclusions and recommendations to clients
• Ensure the integrity and accuracy of analyses and opinions
• Assist with recruiting and training efforts

As most of our work is done in the office, little to no travel is required in the IP practice.

We seek candidates who have 4 to 6 years of finance or accounting work experience and who majored in finance, accounting, or business economics with a minimum GPA of 3.5. A CFA or CPA professional certification is beneficial. Individuals in the consulting or financial services fields are encouraged to apply.

Our environment is entrepreneurial and unstructured, requiring teamwork and flexibility. Ideal candidates should possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, a high level of initiative and responsibility, dedication to quality, a strong work ethic, creativity, and a positive attitude. We expect Consulting Associates to learn quickly; apply prior knowledge to current situations; solve problems; prioritize tasks; and communicate well with peers, senior staff, and clients.

How to apply
If your background, abilities and interests match what we seek, please submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript. Please note, candidates who fail to submit all required documents to our company website will not be considered.

CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE).

About this company
7 reviews
Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting. We...