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Ankura Associate, Analytics & Data Strategy in Chicago, Illinois

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Practice Overview

Ankura’s analytics & data optimization team possesses deep expertise in addressing clients’ issues utilizing an approach grounded in big data, technology prowess, and sophisticated analytical thought. Our unique blend of technical skills, subject-matter expertise, cross-functional experience, and proven analytical track record enable us to deliver complete, creative, and insightful solutions essential to advising our clients in navigating complex challenges. Our strategic approach focuses on identifying and efficiently acquiring relevant and disparate structured and unstructured data across the organizational landscape. We utilize our deep technical skills and industry-leading tools to aggregate, mine, and analyze data to deliver consumable information used by our clients to make mission-critical decisions.

Role Overview

As an Associate in the Analytics & Data Strategy practice, you will be tasked with harnessing the power of client data to tell a story that empowers business results. You will utilize your knowledge of databases and technology to help analyze and interpret data.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize knowledge of databases and programming languages to analyze and interpret data, to include historical financial, operational, and transactional data and identify potentially sensitive data content

  • Identify, research, and organize information to assess the appropriateness and sufficiency of data to facilitate effective analysis

  • Execute on projects involving the identification, collection, processing, review, and production of electronic data relevant to security and/or regulatory investigations

  • Create and prepare analyses, reports, presentations, quantitative exhibits, and other client deliverables regarding project scope and/or results of work performed

  • Participate in client meetings to review results of work performed

  • Responsible for day-to-day activities of a project including interaction with other team members, professionals from other firms involved in the engagement, and client personnel

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in MIS, Computer Science, Business Analytics or another analytical area

  • 0-2 years of experience working in a consulting firm or similar environment

  • Strong ability and desire to utilize technology to solve complex problems

  • Team player who is comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), quantitative, and organizational skills

  • Strong work ethic, eagerness to learn, and motivation to succeed

  • Ability to travel as needed, dependent upon engagement(s)

  • Proficient knowledge of the following technologies

  • Database programming languages (SQL, PL/SQL) and other database applications (MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL)

  • General knowledge of other programming and scripting languages (PHP, VBA, Python, and C#)

  • ETL software and data visualization tools (Pentaho Data Integration, Microsoft SSIS, Tableau

  • Direct, review, and develop computer models including detailed, and Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Work as a member of a team as well as be a self-motivator with the ability to work independently

  • Remote Opportunity available

  • Travel as necessary for client & company meetings

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Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Ankura is a specialized global expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for today’s ever‐changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

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