Finance Associate

Austin, TX, United States

GLG is seeking a Finance Associate to help sustain and accelerate significant top and bottom-line growth within our business segments.  In recent years, our businesses have delivered robust double-digit revenue growth and are well positioned to maintain this growth trajectory going forward.


This individual will be an important partner and team member to the General Managers of our Professional Services Firms (PSF) business, leaders of the Business Development and Research functions, and the Corporate Finance team. This person will be located in our Austin office and will report to the Director of Finance in New York.


At a high level, this position will provide thoughtful business stewardship, intelligence, analysis and ongoing reporting to measure business performance and assist growth acceleration initiatives across the PSF business.  The role involves significant exposure to and interaction with key business stakeholders and requires the candidate to demonstrate leadership, maturity and ability to self-direct.  We are seeking a strong self-starter with solid analytical, financial analysis and critical thinking skills, outstanding interpersonal ability, the ability to multitask, and an overall entrepreneurial, get-things-done attitude.


Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


  • Develop and demonstrate a deep understanding of the key metrics, operations and current trends of each distinct business
  • Closely coordinate between senior stakeholders within PSF, Finance, and Strategy teams on numerous joint projects / analysis.
  • Manage mid- and long-range business plans
  • Maintain reliable revenue and cost forecasting processes utilizing business manager inputs and internal databases, applying judgment and knowledge of historical performance / trends
  • Develop a viewpoint on all analyses created to make clearly supported recommendations regarding expected initiative outcomes
  • Assist with the production of periodic reports and the creation of presentations regarding new initiatives and business performance to be viewed by senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Partner with the data analytics team to develop action-oriented business intelligence tools that inform key decisions around growth and investment within each business
  • Create and analyze sophisticated financial models - build models from scratch, improve existing models, break complex models down into components.
  • Serve as a representative for business intelligence efforts
  • Manage interactions with several additional functions within the organization including Sales Operations, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team, HR and Accounting
  • Perform other ad-hoc analysis and modeling based on evolving business needs


An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Meaningful work experience (4+ years), ideally in FP&A, investment banking, consulting, or other highly analytical role
  • Analytic creativity, insight and agility with strong technical skills
  • Devotion to accuracy, detail, analytic consistency and data integrity
  • Very strong communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to work with a team in pressure situations
  • Comfort collaborating with multiple stakeholders across multiple offices
  • Ability and initiative to handle increasing responsibility over time
  • Other Qualifications.
    • Expertise with all Microsoft Office products including MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
    • Experience with Tableau, Access, SQL or other database applications
    • Experience with and business intelligence tools preferred


About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is the world's leading platform for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from a membership of more than 500,000 experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG’s 1,400 employees work in 22 offices in 12 countries.


We believe strongly in our mission- and values-driven culture. Our core values drive our success. They are: learning & curiosity, responsibility, courage, judgment, fresh perspective, service, and integrity.


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