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Research Associate

Company: KPMG
Location: Houston
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.KPMG is currently seeking a Research Associate to join our Office of Chief Economist organization.Responsibilities:* Delve into relevant economic papers from NBER and other academic and professional sources to help the team to better understand and explain economic challenges and collect and analyze relevant economic indicators and data* Create executive summaries of findings in a manner that is relevant and accessible to non-economists* Prepare charts and graphs using Haver analytics and excel using economic data* Follow and report to the team on U.S., OECD and Emerging Market data release dashboards such as Employment, CPI, PPI, Housing Starts, Existing home sales, new home sales, ISM Manufacturing, and ISM services* Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetingsQualifications:* Minimum one year of recent experience in economic research or investment bank training program preferred* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, history, or other social science with a focus on economics and statistics; master's degree from an accredited college or university preferred* Possess a passion to learn about a range of industries and to incorporate industry knowledge with economic knowledge and to communicate this combined knowledge into presentations and written materials; ability to be autodidactic as well as someone who seeks out information from others on the team as well as from a wide variety of published research and external experts* Strong user in Microsoft Excel and Power Point required; knowledge of R, Stata, Mathlab, Eviews, Haver Analytics, Bloomberg API, Wrangler, SQL, NOSQL a plus* Capability to build relationships, collaborate with other economists and team members, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment* Proven experience in researching and communicating findings in written work that include visual aids such as graphs and tables; excellent written, analytical and communication skillsKPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant's skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility. Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health. Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year. Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday. Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at "Benefits & How We Work".Follow this link to obtain salary ranges by city outside of CA:https://www.kpmg.us/work-for-kpmg/pay-transparency.html/?id=1510-9KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

Keywords: KPMG, Houston , Research Associate, Other , Houston, Texas

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