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Data Specialist, Corporate Finance Analytics

Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey

IT, Accounting & Finance, Data Science
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Business Unit:

Corporate Finance


No Industry


Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide, with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services.

Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

Corporate Finance

Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defense, and other related advisory services for a broad range of U.S. and international clients. Our experience in M&A has earned us consistent recognition throughout the industry. In 2023, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all Global and U.S. transactions.

Job Description

Houlihan Lokey is looking for a Specialist to join their Corporate Finance Analytics team. This role involves applying a combination of managerial and technical skills to explore new datasets, improve current processes, and work with stakeholder to recommend and implement solutions. The Specialist will play a crucial role in enhancing capabilities for the company's growth and communicating with both client teams and other Analytics team members to lead complicated projects to completion.

This role requires strong analytical and programming skills, a solid understanding of technology and data processes, and the ability to work collaboratively across various teams. It also involves a focus on innovation and the ability to identify opportunities for the application of data to investment bankers. The Specialist’s work will play a significant role in shaping the company's growth and efficiency strategies.

The responsibilities of the Specialist in this role will include:

  • Analyzing Processes: The Specialist will be responsible for assessing current processes within Corporate Finance and identifying areas where technology and analytics can be applied to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Solution Creation: The Specialist will lead the planning and execution of solutions by leveraging data analytics, technology tools, and other relevant resources to address identified process gaps and challenges.

  • Implementation: After designing solutions, the Specialist will oversee the implementation process, ensuring that the new platforms and technology-driven processes are properly integrated into the existing systems and address stakeholder needs.

  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Close collaboration with key stakeholders is crucial. The Specialist will work closely with various teams, departments, and leaders to understand their needs and demonstrate how technology can drive growth and efficiency.

  • Impact Assessment: Once the new solutions are implemented, the Specialist will be responsible for monitoring their adoption and measuring the impact on processes, efficiency, and overall outcomes.

  • Reporting: The Specialist will prepare reports and presentations to communicate the results of implemented solutions, showcasing their contributions to the company's growth and streamlined operations.

  • Adaptation and Improvement: As the company evolves and new challenges arise, the Specialist will need to adapt their strategies and solutions to ensure continued success and improvement.

  • Leadership and Mentoring: The Specialist will supervise, mentor, and educate junior members of the Analytics team, and should play a managing role by coordinating with different stakeholders and leading projects to conclusion.


  • 3+ years of working experience using Python, accompanied by an understanding of data structures

  • 3+ years of working experience using SQL

  • Experience presenting results and creating story-driven dashboards in Tableau and/or Sigma

  • Experience managing junior team members in an analytics or consulting role

  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects from ideation to completion, strong presentation skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Finance, Engineering, Statistics, Analytics, Economics or related field

  • Enthusiastic about identifying and driving efficiencies

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, comfortable with flexible work arrangements

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to overcome roadblocks on their own with an eagerness to problem solve

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Salary Range

Houlihan Lokey is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive total compensation package, which may include other components such as discretionary incentive compensation. The firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible salary range for this role at the time of posting is:


Actual salary at the time of hire may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant qualifications, skills, and experience and the location where this position may be filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.