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Grant Thornton LLP M&A Data Analytics Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois

Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. We’ve never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart.

The marketplace is evolving. Customer and employee expectations are changing. What worked yesterday may not work as well tomorrow. Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals help companies stay ahead of the game with bold thinking, big ideas and progressive strategies.

Our Advisory teams apply their deep experience and global footprint to challenge the status quo and develop custom strategies that work for you. With a focus on pragmatism, our outside-in, customer-led approach facilitates the agility and innovation necessary to be a future-ready organization. Our services support you wherever you are in your business cycle — whether you’re looking at a transaction to propel your company forward, focusing on developing and implementing the right controls to mitigate risk, or advancing your company’s finance and technology infrastructure to match your aspirations.

Data Analytics, Senior Associate * * POSITION SUMMARY

Grant Thornton’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice is focused globally on middle-market transactions, serving dynamic organizations with experienced professionals who bring a full range of advisory services to validate, optimize and create value. Our M&A practice is comprised of several integrated capabilities that support our clients' needs throughout the transaction lifecycle.

The Data Analytics Senior Associate is responsible forutilizing a blended approach of data analytics tools and business knowledge to develop new approaches to insights and interpretation of large data sets. The associate will develop data driven dashboards to present key performance metrics and drive towards faster, deeper insights.The Data Analytics Associate will also support the development of the data analytics initiative in Transaction Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * * * Consolidate and synthesize data into actionable visualizations, focused on insights. * Provide observations into behavior, trends, financials and business operations through data analysis and the development of business intelligence visuals. * Develop dashboards and clearly articulate the insights reflected * Utilize advanced business intelligence tools including complex calculations, table calculations, mapping, data blending and optimization of data extracts. * Manage client expectations concerning project deliverables and deadlines and lead change efforts effectively. * Work closely with Grant Thornton teams to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues. * Develop and maintain strong internal and client relationships in order to provide maximum value to our clients through the delivery of our full solution. * Team with partners and senior managers on proposals and business development calls. * Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). * Other duties as assigned

  • o Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Statistics or related field. o Proficient knowledge of Tableau. Certification is a plus. o Proficient knowledge of Maestro or Alteryx data cleansing software is a plus. o CPA or related license/certification is a plus. o Ability to manage multiple priorities and simultaneous projects in a rapidly growing practice. o Strong leadership, business development, recruitment, training, and mentoring skills. o Excellent written, presentation, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills. o Ability to work additional hours o Travel percentage: 25%

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    * * Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visitrewards and benefits. _ _

    It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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    For Los Angeles Applicants only://We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Title: M&A Data Analytics Senior Associate

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 049059

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