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Business and Financial Research Analyst/Associate

at PrivCo in New York, NY   —   Jun 25, 2014   |  
Fast-growing, Funded, Manhattan Start-Up Seeks Business and Financial Research Associate

Our financial data company is looking for a Business & Financial Research Associate to help grow our proprietary and innovative research database. The candidate will work directly with our Founder & CEO (winner of Top Entrepreneur of The Year and Top 5 Business School Entrepreneur-in-Residence) and VP of Data & Research. Though we are currently a small, entrepreneurial team, we are well-funded start-up, and comparable companies include FactSet, CapIQ, Bloomberg, Reuters, VentureBeat, and Hoovers.

Our Culture:
Our 30-person team works out of an open loft space in Chelsea. We dress casually, and you can too. We’re competitive, results-oriented, and thrive in our fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Location: Chelsea, (New York City)

Commitment: Full Time, 50+ hrs/week

Start Date: Immediate
Perform business and financial research and written analysis on specific companies, industries, and deals that reaches a wide, expert audience and client base
Research, track, analyze and report on real-time business news (including private market M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital deal activity)
Assist in developing our technology-assisted data sourcing process
Assist with data management and manipulation in Microsoft Excel and our proprietary online database
Managing team of research interns
Given the start-up nature of the Company, the Research Associate will have the opportunity to grow and specialize based on the skills/interests of the candidate and the needs of our company.
In addition to having a get-it-done attitude and being highly resourceful, the ideal candidate displays the following characteristics:
A fundamental understanding of finance and accounting principles
Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and math skills
Exceptional critical reading skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills (Ability to quickly digest and organize information)
New or Recent college graduate with and a bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, accounting, or statistics (or English/journalism/writing degree with extensive knowledge of business/finance)
Sincere and demonstrated interested in business & financial news
Advanced in Microsoft Office (Advanced knowledge of Excel and VBA preferred)
Experienced with SEC filings (10-Ks, 8-Ks, S-1s, etc.)
Strong attention to detail and ability and desire to learn quickly
Compensation: Salary is based upon experience, and includes monthly performance bonuses. We also offer equity / stock options in our fast-growing business that we think will pay off big time! Other perks include paid time off, a health plan, and flexible schedules.

The ideal candidate has high energy, a get-it-done attitude, and a sense of humor. Applicants must be comfortable working within time constraints, managing multiple projects, and making strategic decisions under pressure.

Please do not hesitate to respond with a resumé and cover letter describing why you're a great fit for our company. Please save documents as .pdf and also include standardized test scores and GPA.
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