MGT Consulting Group
  • Glendora, CA, USA
  • Full Time

·         Ability to make an impact in efficiencies and processes at a  company in hyper growth mode ·         Join one of the nation's most respected Education consulting practices ·         Robust benefits package ·         Upward career mobility for a high achieving, self-starter ·         Ability to work remotely and have flexible, results-driven culture


Our national, public sector consulting firm is seeking an entry-level Analyst to provide cost accounting and cost analysis consulting services to local and state governments for our Financial Services West practice. The purpose of the Analyst is to provide project assistance to project directors by delivering on project work and assisting in business development activities. The responsibilities may include interviewing client staff, gathering data, assembling and preparing information, preparing reports or claims, participating in presentations, and other project tasks as directed.  

Initially the focus will be to process cost plans with the long goal of preparing full cost allocation plans and user fee studies. The position will be based remotely in the Glendora, CA area and will require travel up to 50% of the time in Orange County, CA. 

To be successful, candidates will be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. We  are a results driven culture that allows flexibility with proven achievement of goals. Candidates should have public sector financial analysis experience and have participated in cost of service studies in the past OR have studied a discipline in school that prepares them for financial work in the public sector. Advanced Excel skills with pivot tables is required. The right skills will substitute for a lack of experience and training will be provided. 


  • Assist with project coordination
  • Conduct research, analyze data, prepare claims, and present findings either orally or in reports
  • Cost of service studies or analysis for public and/or private sector
  • Develop daily work plans and directs research activities
  • Assist in the development and review of final reports and proposals
  • Participate in client meetings, initiates client contacts and conducts presentations under the supervision of the project director
  • Consult with other agencies to obtain the benefit of their knowledge and experience in subject areas
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially strong analytical experience in Excel  
  • Experience using basic algebra and mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions or measurements
  • Ability to work independently outside a traditional office environment required
  • Ability to develop professional relationships with current and new clients required
  • Working knowledge of Project Management methodologies
  • Ability to work autonomously with little direction
  • Self-motivated, driven and independent
  • Excellent time management
  • This is project-oriented work and requires keen attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment where there are frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
  • The work requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with organizational, interpersonal, technical, and leadership skills
  • The ability to prepare and present clear and concise client-ready documents.
  • The ability to work as part of a team or individually while meeting deadlines in a multi-tasking environment with competing deadlines


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required; accounting, public policy, economics, finance or business majors preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of consulting experience or equivalent public sector experience preferred but not required with relevant education background
  • State or local government accounting, finance or grant management experience highly preferred, with experience in a progressive environment a plus
  • At least 3 years of Project management experience, preferred
  • Southern California (Orange County) highly desired


An Analyst works under the general direction of a Manager or Director.


  • Contacts are typically with the Managers, Directors, Senior Consultants, Consultants, other staff, various levels of leadership, clients, and members of the general public
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange analytical information and assigned deliverables


  • The work is fast-paced and in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to handle stress related to handling multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects, such as contract files, laptop
  • Seasonal travel and direct client interaction is required on a project-by-project basis
    • Travel demands vary based on client-organizations' needs and locations; may require overnight
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