• Analyst - Management and Budget Consulting

    Job Locations US-LA-NEW ORLEANS | US-PA-Philadelphia
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  • Overview

    PFM is a national leader in providing independent financial advice, investment advisory services, and management and consulting services to local, state, and regional governments, non-profit, and other institutional clients. We are proud to help our clients meet their financial challenges with a broad array of products backed by unquestioned professionalism and outstanding service. For more than 40 years, PFM has believed that the client’s interests always come first. Service is our top priority in everything we do, and it is delivered in every relationship following our core principles of Independence, Initiative, and Integrity.


    PFM’s Management and Budget Consulting practice (PFM Group Consulting) helps state and local governments across the nation tackle some of their toughest fiscal and operational challenges.  In just the last few years, PFM Group Consulting has led the following high-profile projects at the cutting edge of state and local government:


    • Directing the National Resource Network, a multi-year initiative to provide a wide range of direct assistance to help turn around economically challenged local governments (www.nationalresourcenetwork.org);
    • Providing expert technical assistance to the City of New Orleans on issues ranging from the development of the City budget to reforms in the criminal justice system;
    • Creating and helping to implement comprehensive ten-year financial plans for the City of Baltimore and the City of Providence;
    • Developing a child welfare policy and procedure manual for Los Angeles County;
    • Implementing a consensus approach to public pension reform in both Chattanooga and Lexington, Kentucky;
    • Delivering budget and operational support to fiscally distressed school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    More information about our group and PFM can be found at https://www.pfm.com/what-we-do/consulting.



    PFM is currently recruiting entry-level and experienced Analysts to provide quantitative and qualitative research and consulting support.  Analysts  work in direct contact with Managing Directors and other experienced project managers to develop and deliver ideas for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of state and local governments.



    Responsibilities may include:


    • Operating and capital budget analysis
    • Workforce analysis
    • Revenue analysis and policy development
    • Policy analysis and research
    • Benchmarking and research
    • Quantitative modeling and analysis
    • Working closely with elected and appointed officials, managers and department staff
    • Communicating findings and recommendations to officials, their constituents, business or community groups and other stakeholders through written reports or public presentations.


    PFM offers Analysts  long-term career options.  A number of partners (Managing Directors) and project managers (Senior Managing Consultants, Directors) started with PFM as Analysts.  With the experience that PFM provides, experienced analysts and project managers may also apply the knowledge and skills they gain here to positions of leadership in the federal, state and local governments.


    The ideal candidate would have:


    • A minimum of an undergraduate degree with coursework in political science, economics, public policy and/or related areas of study. A graduate degree in the above areas is preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability or interest in working with state and municipal governments on financial, operational and policy challenges, as evidenced by prior professional experience, internships or relevant academic coursework
    • Proven analytical abilities, including strong quantitative skills and an interest in quantitative analysis and modeling
    • Excellent writing ability and public presentation skills
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Strong work ethic, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work with limited supervision
    • Willingness to travel for client engagements as necessary

    AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply for employment with PFM.



    PFM’s total rewards package includes competitive pay and comprehensive benefits.  PFM also offers participation in a profit-sharing and 401K program as well as flexible paid time off.



    PFM is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.


    PFM is an equal opportunity employer (EOE, M/F/D/V) and maintains a drug-free workplace.


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