JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Advance Financial

Chief Economist

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461944
Date Posted: 12/20/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chief Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
M0 -- General
Keywords:
Chief Economist
Financial Services
Growth Company
Fintech
Salary Range: TBD
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Position Overview: Advance Financial is recruiting for a Chief Economist to work directly with our owners and senior leadership team to shape the company’s ambitious growth plans. Specific responsibilities for the role will include:

- Develop and test a wide range of business hypotheses in partnership with the Data Analytics and Credit teams
- Apply economic theory to solve complex problems across our business including Retail, Credit Analysis, Underwriting, Fraud Identification, Product Design, Marketing, etc.
- Research, analyze, and summarize macroeconomic trends (GDP growth, Unemployment, Inflation, Fed Policy, etc.) that could impact our business and our customers
- Build economic models that support the company’s forecasting and planning processes
- Monitor relevant banking and payment technology changes such as Blockchain, AI, Digitization, and Big Data

About Advance Financial: Founded in 1996, Advance Financial is a family-owned and operated consumer lending company based in Nashville. The company has grown to over 1,000 employees, has 100 locations throughout Tennessee, and has expanded its online presence to 11 states and counting. Advance Financial serves a segment of the population that is typically subprime or has no credit history and has often been under-served by banks. Advance Financial offers FLEX Loans (line of credit product), wire transfers, bill payment, check cashing and unlimited free money orders. For the 7th time in a row, Advance Financial was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country in 2018. Furthermore, The Nashville Business Journal named Advance Financial as 2018’s 4th fastest growing company in Nashville. Also, Forbes ranked Advance Financial as 205th on its list for ‘Best Employers for New Graduates.’

Desired Qualifications:
- PhD in Economics
- Ability to apply economic theory and tools to business problems/opportunities
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Intellectual curiosity

Application Requirements:
  • CV
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