This entry-level position is based in Philadelphia, PA. Relocation assistance is available.

PFM is proud to help our clients make well-informed and prudent decisions regarding the capital markets, investments, and municipal management. The functions they serve and decisions they make contribute directly to the communities in which we all live and work. PFM’s role with our clients allows us to have a tangible impact on these communities and their citizenry.

PFM Group Consulting LLC [Management and Budget Consulting (MBC)] helps state and local governments across the nation tackle some of their toughest fiscal and operational challenges. Representative projects include: the development of long-range financial plans for economically challenged cities and school districts; financial analysis of criminal justice system reforms; evaluation of the effectiveness of tax incentives; quantitative and analytical support for public sector collective bargaining; and operational and performance analysis for government agencies. For more information, visit https://www.pfm.com/what-we-do/consulting.


Our Analysts are a critical part of the project teams that serve our broad base of clients. Each role provides a solid foundation for a meaningful and growth-oriented career within the firm, and many of our project managers and Managing Directors started their careers with PFM.

Day-to-day challenges:

  • Operating budget analysis
  • Workforce staffing and compensation analysis
  • Revenue analysis and tax policy development
  • Benchmarking and best practices research
  • Quantitative modeling and analysis
  • Working closely with elected and appointed officials, management, and department staff
  • Communicating findings and recommendations to officials, their constituents, business or community groups and other stakeholders through written reports or public presentations

 Key attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree conferred by May 31, 2024, with coursework in political science, economics, public policy and/or related areas of study (strong academic performance encouraged); graduate degree in above areas a plus
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship.
  • Demonstrated ability or interest in working with governments or nonprofits on financial, operational and policy challenges, as evidenced by prior professional experience, internships, or relevant academic coursework
  • Proven analytical abilities, including strong quantitative skills and an interest in quantitative analysis and modeling
  • Unwavering integrity and ethics, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work with limited supervision
  • Wholly supportive of the Firm’s policies and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Excellent writing ability and public presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel for client engagements as necessary

Recent graduates, upcoming graduates, and qualified candidates with related post-graduate experience are all encouraged to apply. Successful candidates come from a wide variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds and have an inherent passion for public service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Your career with PFM can grow based on your unique strengths, interests, and the firm’s ongoing needs. No matter the path you choose, you’ll receive an exceptional foundation of training, a collaborative and challenging work culture, and meaningful work that generates tangible benefits to the communities that PFM serves.

COMPENSATION | Analysts are eligible to receive robust total rewards including generous flexible paid time off, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, relocation assistance, performance-based bonuses, 401k retirement plan with employer match and annual profit-sharing opportunity, medical/dental/vision insurance, health and wellness benefits, and disability and life insurance. PFM not only supports work/life balance but also a challenging, diverse, and collaborative workplace, a formal mentorship program, volunteer opportunities, and much more.

If you are ready to experience the challenge, satisfaction, and reward of an opportunity with PFM, please apply or refer a qualified candidate.

PFM is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

PFM is an equal opportunity employer (EOE, M/F/D/V) and maintains a drug-free workplace.

About PFM

Simply put, the advice we give our clients is concrete, meaningful and indispensable. So when you work for PFM, prepare to help change the world. Prepare to be a go-to person, one who sees things just a little bit differently. Prepare to feel great about what you do.

Our experienced hires come from a variety of rich professional backgrounds—investment banking, civil service, public financing. We look for strong leaders with integrity who will enhance the culture of PFM, and who reflect our principles of Ingenuity, Sustainability and Resourcefulness.

You will be expected to work hard, continually learn and develop, think proactively and provide your clients with service that is unmatched in its dedication to their needs. To support you, we’ll provide the best training and mentorship in the industry and give you opportunities for client responsibility and contact early and often.

You’ll experience the thrill of delivering difficult work that is done well. You’ll network with colleagues all across the country, whose experience will stretch your own capabilities and reinforce your growing expertise.

No matter your starting point with the firm, you’ll play an integral role in our success. To us, you are more than a valuable asset; you are part of the transformation.