Research Analyst - Finance Practice, CTLR Roundtable
Corporate Executive Board - Arlington, VA

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Research Analyst


(NYSE: CEB) is the leading member-based advisory company. By combining the best practices of thousands of member companies with our advanced research methodologies and human capital analytics, we equip senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. This distinctive approach, pioneered by CEB, enables executives to harness peer perspectives and tap into breakthrough innovation without costly consulting or reinvention. The CEB member network includes more than 16,000 executives and the majority of top companies globally.

Research Analyst Program:

Research Analyst

position at the Corporate Executive Board is an entry point for individuals interested in learning the art and science of strategic research—the foundation for any business advisory, strategic planning, or research-oriented career. Across their first 18 months, Analysts work with a variety of mentors and engage in a comprehensive training and development program that fosters essential skill acquisition and ensures exposure to a diverse range projects across a broad array of topics. Specifically, Analysts will conduct primary and secondary research; benchmarking and norming surveys; predictive modeling; versioning content for online consumption; and proprietary research exercises focused on generating strategic insights. The Analyst role is a key feeder to careers reaching the highest levels of the firm.

Sample Responsibilities of an Analyst Include:
Coordinate and participate in interviews with executives, academics, and industry experts in search of best practices; building strong research relationships with key members

Conduct wide-ranging secondary literature searches and synthesize information to elicit key insights for use in short white papers, member teleconferences, and larger best practice research studies

Use analytical tools such as root cause analysis to identify the drivers of members’ business problems, create hypotheses regarding solutions, and test differences between conventional and progressive practice

Contribute to analytical research, including survey design, execution and interpretation

Respond to inbound research inquiries by individual member organizations whose needs for data and solutions are pressing

Present research findings via both written and verbal delivery to senior managers and members

Assist research team with small administrative tasks by setting up research calls and typing up interview notes

Career Track of a Research Analyst:
Each Analyst has full ownership over his/her development and career path. To support and promote this ownership, managers act as partners to support staff in the development of new skills and abilities.

Analysts are supported in their advancement from day one via robust training and development experiences designed to lay the foundation for success in the role.

Each staff member goes through a comprehensive performance review process twice per year. At which time they could be promoted through meritocracy.


Candidate Attributes:
We seek candidates who are principally motivated by ideas. Unlike management consulting, investment banking, or law, our strategic research positions do not depend on a special appetite or aptitude for sales or business development. Our search for talent is centered without exception on two attributes. The first is

Force of Intellect

—the ability to run deep on a logical, philosophical, or economic problem and resurface with rigorous original insight. The second attribute is

Spirit of Generosity

—the same quality of service within the firm that we aspire to provide to our members. Some of the shared characteristics of our successful hires include:

Strong appetite to dive deep into a given content terrain to develop expertise and distill key findings

Ability to locate and procure information from original sources and senior executives

Proficiency in distilling large amounts of information into relevant insight

Ability to analyze quantitative and/or qualitative data to identify relevant findings

Excellent oral communication skills, and exceptional writing and graphics skills

Ability to develop strong research relationships with members and content experts

Strong project management and time management skills

Skilled at working both independently and in a team environment; seeks to help others excel

Exceptional record of achievement in academics

Aspiration to constantly learn and improve

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CEB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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