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Financial Services Associate Director - Consumer Finance

Location: New York, NY, United States
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BRG’s Financial Institution Advisory practice specializes in helping commercial banks, consumer finance companies, credit unions, mortgage banks, capital market participants and insurance companies solve pressing business issues. Our experts bring a mix of functional expertise including CPAs, CFAs, CROs, CRCMs, FRMs, former regulators, financial modelers, technologists, former bankers, and longtime consultants—to address immediate risks and drive tangible benefits.
Why work on our team? You get to advise clients across investment and commercial banking; consumer finance and leasing; and insurance and investment management.  We bring world-class capabilities to support financial services organizations and FinTech firms in setting and executing strategy against a backdrop of increasingly challenging competitive and regulatory environments.
One of our experts is seeking a highly energetic, junior level financial professional coming out of a banking environment this is eager to build on their experience working in financial services and the consulting industry. This person will use their solid analytical ability and strong organizational skills to solve complex problems. The work will involve both execution and oversight of engagement work streams that may be either qualitative or quantitative in nature, and responsibilities include: business process reviews, current state assessments, developing roadmaps to improve operations, compliance or control, assisting clients with technology enablement and dashboard reporting, financial and accounting reviews, management of junior staff, design of statistical and financial analysis, modeling of financial data and markets, quality control, development and presentation of client deliverables, management of existing client relationships, industry research, and expansion of business. 
Responsibilities:
  • Work directly with senior professionals to execute various financial institution advisory projects related to financial risk management including credit risk, valuation, capital planning, and stress-testing, liquidity, resolution planning, and model risk management.  Functional areas of work encompass regulatory, risk and controls; finance and accounting; technology enablement; and business process optimization.
  • Works on data intensive projects, including analytics, governance, and manipulation, to support a variety of financial risk initiatives.
  • Plan and manage all aspects or certain aspects of client engagements depending on their size and complexity.
  • Delegate assignments to staff, instruct and monitor progress, and review work product for completeness and accuracy.
  • Develop analyses and financial models using transactional data and/or financial data. 
  • Generate client deliverables and make valuable contributions to expert reports.
  • Manage client relationships and communicate results and work products as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate creativity and efficient use of relevant software tools, analytical methods and computer models to develop solutions.
  • Participate in group practice meetings, contribute to business development initiatives and office functions such as staff training and recruiting.
  • Prioritize assignments and responsibilities in order to meet goals and deadlines.
Financial Industry / Product Knowledge
Prior work experience with Financial Institutions involved with the following activities is required:
  • Banking (community / regional / money center / international / international branch)
  • Mortgage (originators, servicers, secondary marketing, GSEs)
  • Auto Finance
  • Student Loans
  • Commercial Loans
  • Equipment Finance
  • Deposits
  • Capital Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Structured Products
  • Insurance
  • Capital Planning
  • Liquidity Planning
Functional Capabilities
Prior skills or experience working in the following topical areas is highly preferred:
  • Risk and Control Assessments;
  • Process mapping/flows;
  • Credit risk management;
  • Financial risk management;
  • Business analysts (user requirement development / user acceptance testing);
  • Quantitative analytics;
  • Capital planning and stress testing;
  • Business process remediation;
  • Project / program managers;
  • BCBS 239;
  • Capital markets compliance, R, SAS, Python and/or SQL programmers.
Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a focus in business, accounting, finance, economics, statistics, or a related field;
  • Minimum 8 years of prior work experience, ideally in a consulting or professional services environment;
  • Prior work experience within the banking environment focused on financial services;
  • Proven capability with MS Excel. A desire to expand those capabilities is required, as is the ability to train others to use such tools;
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial statements;
  • Strong PowerPoint presentation skills/techniques.  Ability to create decks and agendas that provide robust transparency as to project status;
  • Ability to interpret the results of qualitative and quantitative analysis and develop insights and recommendations;
  • Ability to manage and analyze large volumes of financial and operational data;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to travel to client sites on demand required; and
  • Desire to work within a team environment.
Additional Qualifications:
  • MBA, or Masters in Finance, Accounting, or a related field;
  • Professional certifications such as: CPA; CFA; CRCM; FRM; PMP; 
  • Six Sigma or related black belt or green belt credential; and/or
  • Spanish speaking skills highly preferred.
Salary Range: $125,000 - $300,000 per year.
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