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The Corporate Executive Board Company drives faster, more effective decision-making among the worlds leading executives

and business professionals. As the premier, networkbased knowledge resource, it provides them with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. Powered by a member network that spans over 50 countries and represents more than 80% of the worlds Fortune 500 companies, The Corporate Executive Board offers unique research insights along with an integrated suite of members-only tools and resources that enable the worlds most successful organizations to deliver superior business outcomes. Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Company employs more than 2,000 professionals in eight offices around the world. For more information on our company, please visit www.executiveboard.com and to learn more about our research, check out our award winning article, When Growth Stalls, in the Harvard Business Review. Research Analyst Finance & Strategy Practice The Finance and Strategy Practice aims to hire Research Analyst, and is currently accepting applications. The selected incumbent will be part of the product team addressing cutting-edge strategic issues facing todays senior-most finance member executives at leading, global corporations. The Finance and Strategy Practice provides excellent exposure to the full range of finance and strategy topics and provides the opportunity for analysts to develop further their understanding of financial concepts. Some of the programs that the Finance & Strategy Practice include are: CFO Executive Board Investor Relations Roundtable Treasury Leadership Roundtable Audit Director Roundtable Controllers Leadership Roundtable Tax Director Roundtable Corporate Strategy Board Research & Technology Executive Council Procurement Strategy Council Real Estate Executive Board

Overall Job Purpose and Responsibilities The research analyst will be working with the team in the India, US and UK offices on the current projects and priorities of the membership including Construct early-stage hypotheses based on initial literature and ''expert'' research at inception of projects Arrange and conduct interviews with senior executives, academics and industry experts in search of best practices Conduct quantitative analysis of benchmarking information Synthesize observed trends to identify best demonstrated practices

Present research findings to senior finance executives by effective use of tacticbased narrative text and insightful graphics Work on internally sponsored benchmarking initiatives as well as proactive projects on emerging technical accounting issues Manage decision support centers, newsletters, peer-groups and other web-based content for the programs membership Create finance learning center (FLC) modules and research briefs in partnership with research associates

Qualifications: Uniformly outstanding record of achievement in a research/analytical position Understanding of, and/or interest in, finance issues is strongly desired Work experience/Academic studies in finance and solid knowledge of business Strong analytical skills and ability to distill data into important, relevant ''so what's'' for senior managers. Independence necessary to complete research and present relevant findings with minimal input from managers Demonstrated project management capabilities with proven faculty for meeting deadlines, managing multiple projects under pressure Familiarity with web-based publishing formats Passion for research, analysis and insight generation Original/creative thinking and superior problem solving abilities Desire and ability to assume leadership role in a collaborative, fast-paced environment