Public Consulting Group

Business Analyst

Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
Posted Date 2 years ago(6/6/2022 10:16 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services


Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources. To learn more, visit


PCG is currently seeking a Business Analyst to work with our Harrisburg, PA team. For the right motivated individual, there is an excellent opportunity for career development and advancement. Business Analysts work in a deadline-oriented, fast paced environment as part of a growing team consisting of consulting and operations staff. This position revolves around technology, policy and financial management functions. Business Analysts are vital in achieving stated business objectives. Responsibilities include leading current projects and working with project managers to develop new business in a fast-paced and demanding environment. The team's goal is to provide superior service to large school districts in the areas of special education management systems, data warehousing, federal claiming, and other school based revenue programs. Consultants play a key role in assisting in the development of the firm's growing Education Services practice area.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supporting project managers across multiple projects and clients and working with various project teams.
  • Providing daily client and project support either onsite or via phone/email (as project experience and knowledge is gained).
  • Supporting financial analysis and funding assessments for various clients including cost allocation plans, cost reports, and setting rates for public services.
  • Learning PCG’s web-based technologies and supporting the project team through the customization process, implementation, training, and ongoing operational efforts.
  • Supporting proposal development teams, including writing sections, coordinating efforts and preparing proposal submissions.
  • Developing presentations for and attending conferences/seminars.
  • Preparing and presenting written status reports. Supporting the team completing assessment documentation and recommendation reports for clients.
  • Conducting policy and other research to support the project team and assist in preparing information briefs for both internal and client-facing use.
  • Defining, documenting, and improving business processes.
  • Gathering and analyzing a variety of data, including both financial and written policy/procedure information.
  • Learning and performing tasks related to sales and marketing.




Required Skills:


Commitment to exceptional client service and confidently lead.

Creative problem-solving ability and a consultancy mindset.

Dedication to accomplishing goals and challenges presented by clients and management. 

Ability to interact with various levels of management and with clients.

Flexible, self-starter possessing intellectual curiosity.

Ability to move multiple projects forward within a specific timeline and budget while working at a detailed level. 

Strong analytical and financial data analysis skills. 

Attention to detail and ability to work with large data sets with accurate results. 

Able to follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes. ?

Ability to recognize issues and identify solutions. ? Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills. 

Solid organization and time management skills. ? Research and project management capabilities. 

Demonstrated expertise in MS Office products, particularly PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Word.

Ability to speak Spanish a plus.


Required Experience:


Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred. 

Previous supervisory experience of several subordinate preferred.

School system experience in the areas of administration, information technology, and finance or business operations is highly desirable. 

Proven project management background and experience a plus. 

Medicaid claiming, schools (K-12) and/or special education experience a plus.


Other Requirements:


Ability to work overtime and travel to client sites post COVID required.






EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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