Local recruitment: Associate Consultant - Financial Consulting


Cincinnati, OH, USA 🇺🇸

Company Description:
Raftelis helps local governments and utilities thrive by providing management consulting expertise to help transform local governments and utilities. We’ve provided professional consulting services to more than 600 organizations in the last year alone. We work in all areas of management consulting including finance, assessment, communications, technology, executive recruitment, and strategic planning.

Job Summary:
The Associate Consultant is a problem solver who will support a project team to provide solutions to Raftelis clients in the municipal utilities industry (water, wastewater, and stormwater). These projects will include examining historical revenue and cost trends, developing financial forecasts, calculating appropriate user rates and fees, supporting investment and debt transactions, and other miscellaneous projects. The associate consultant will be able to follow existing processes as well as develop innovative solutions where applicable.

Primary Responsibilities:
– Prepare a variety of technical analyses to support multiple financial and management consulting projects under the direction of team members, including: financial forecasting, customer behavior analysis, expenditure and budget performance review, cost allocations, data mining and aggregation, data visualization, etc.
– Develop Excel-based financial models to support a variety of financial and management studies. This includes projecting utility revenues and expenses, forecasting customer demand, performing cost allocation and rate/fee design to support our client’s operations.
– Under guidance of project managers, work independently and have the ability to switch between projects quickly to meet milestones and deliverables
– Utilize public speaking and technical writing skills to produce, edit and present reports, proposals, and presentations in a clear and succinct manner
– Support senior staff in business development and marketing activities
– Communicate with clients to gather data and other relevant project information

– Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
– Bachelor’s degree (mathematics, finance, accounting, engineering, economics, or other related fields)
– Advanced proficiency and experience with MS Excel including advanced user functions
– Strong proficiency with MS Word and PowerPoint
– Experience analyzing large data sets, including using software like PowerBI and Tableau
– Critical thinking skills – ability to formulate multiple solutions to problems, test hypothesis and develop solutions based on analysis
– Ability to work under multiple project managers with competing deadlines and deliverables
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Willing and able to travel overnight as needed

– Master’s degree (MBA, CPA, or similar)
– Working with and/or developing database queries, using MS Access, SQL server and/or relational databases
– Modeling proficiency and experience writing Visual Basic macros in Excel
– Experience and/or interest in municipal government, the utility industry or environmental science

Working for a values-based organization focused on growth with an exceptional reputation in its industry, employees receive competitive compensation and excellent benefits that include:
– Company paid medical and dental benefits
– Health Savings Account with company contributions
– Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
– Vision Insurance
– Company paid Life and Disability Insurance and Employee Assistance Program
– Discretionary paid time off program and education reimbursement program
– 401(k) with company contributions
– Hybrid working arrangement (3 days in the office and 2 days remote)

Additional Information:
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. Raftelis is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and our sincere belief in the dignity of each employee, it is our policy to prohibit harassment based on race, national origin, color, age, sex, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual preference, medical condition, disability, religion, or veteran status.

To learn more about Raftelis and apply, please visit www.raftelis.com.





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