Berkeley Research Group

  • Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/14/2018 6:38 PM)
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  • Overview

    Berkeley Research Group provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts provide sophisticated economic, financial, and analytical advice across a wide range of disciplines, including antitrust and competition policy, complex damages, finance, healthcare, intellectual property, restructuring, valuation, and workforce issues. In addition, the firm assists clients in major industry sectors with compliance, business process improvement, and strategy consulting. 


    BRG is a rapidly growing, multiple hundred-million revenue organization with over 1,100 employees in 24 U.S. cities and 13 countries. This position offers the right individual the opportunity to work closely with BRG’s executive leadership to plan and manage the firm’s continued expansion in global expert professional services. This position is based in BRG’s Washington DC office.


    This position reports to the BRG CFO but works closely with the BRG President (both based in DC) and serves as a critical hub for reporting and analysis within BRG’s management team. BRG seeks a business partner to the management team who can help the company rapidly expand its expert business into new markets and geographies while remaining true to its underlying strategy and founding financial disciplines.


    • Create robust financial models and deliver timely and accurate budgets and forecasts for the company and its business units to support resource allocation, operating decisions and performance plans.
    • Create and maintain multi-year projections and financial models to facilitate strategic and capital planning.
    • Create and deliver variance analyses and other analytical reporting to support the financial reporting process, facilitate accountability and to allow rapid and sophisticated response to new opportunities and other changes in operations and business conditions.
      Prepare ad-hoc models and analysis to support operational and strategic business decisions.
    • Support internal and external financial and management reporting.
    • Support cross functional initiatives to drive cost efficiencies and reduce scaling costs.
    • In conjunction with the larger financial team, continuously improve and streamline the financial and management reporting cycle and related operational processes.
    • Select, implement and maintain a modern budgeting, planning & financial analysis system.
    • Manage (in two locations) a small, high performing team of financial analysts.


    • Bachelor's degree required, MBA or equivalent advanced degree or credential (for example CFA, CPA) preferred.
    • Minimum of 8-10 years of professional financial experience with at least five years in planning, analysis, budgeting, strategy or similar role.
    • Excellent communication and written/verbal presentation skills. Able to participate actively in business discussions and then translate business requirements to drive analyses and bring useful information back to drive business decisions.
    • Experience in a professional services business (or other project-oriented business reliant on significant revenue-generating individuals) is a significant positive, but not required.
    • Willingness and ability to build or oversee the building of complex models.
    • Experience with financial statement analysis and a strong understanding of corporate finance concepts
    • Experience with and solid understanding of US GAAP.
    • Proficiency in using/managing/building-out enterprise planning and analysis tools and applications.
    • Ability to motivate and lead by example.
    • Able to juggle multiple projects and competing requirements, often under deadlines.
    • Able to travel periodically, most frequently to the company’s offices in the San Francisco Bay area.

    Candidate must be able to submit verification of his/her legal right to work in the United States, without company sponsorship.

    BRG is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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