Analyst Program

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Our Analyst Program provides young professionals the opportunity to play meaningful roles on client engagements in a challenging and fast-paced work environment. Analysts are typically members of every client engagement team with responsibility for completing a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, and competitive analysis. Our Analyst Program is structured to rapidly integrate young professionals into our practice areas where they can develop specialized expertise and contribute to client engagements and business development efforts of the firm.

Our Analyst positions offer individuals an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in a variety of leadership roles.  We take pride in our track record of having our Analysts and Associates leverage their experience at First Annapolis to attend leading MBA programs.  First Annapolis gives top performing Associates who wish to pursue an MBA or advanced degree an opportunity to do so by offering a number of sponsorship options.  Our recently sponsored colleagues have either attended a top-5 one year or a top-20 two year MBA program.*

At First Annapolis you will:

  • Work in three-to-five person teams on client engagements
  • Conduct market and competitive research for leading financial institutions and payment networks to assist them in developing their overall business strategies and growth opportunities
  • Assist emerging payment and technology companies develop business cases and implementation plans to facilitate successful new product initiatives
  • Perform other ad hoc projects that reflect the broader needs of the Firm, including marketing and maintaining proprietary market intelligence


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline such as finance or economics with a record of superior academic performance
  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with an ability to synthesize findings in a written format
  • Strong technical skills with fluency in Excel, PowerPoint and other software packages
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Solid understanding of basic finance concepts such as net present value and discounted cash flow analysis and experience in developing financial models
  • Ability to be a self starter and to work in a deadline-driven team environment
  • (Optional) Foreign language skills, which, while not a necessity, are highly valued
  • (Optional) Experience with statistical analysis packages such as SPSS as well as other types of programming such as Visual Basic
  • (Optional) Experience in the financial services industry

*Based on Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report, Poets and Quants, and The Economist rankings of U.S. Full-Time MBA programs.

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