Attributes of a Q&A Consultant

At Q&A, we embrace different cultural, academic and professional backgrounds. What we all have in common are a number of attributes that drive our collaborative culture.

We look to hire high achievers. Whether it be in academia, work or extra-curricular activities, our employees strive for excellence in everything they do.

We seek out people with a relentless hunger for knowledge and a passion to continuously learn and share new ideas with those around them.

We look to hire people who enjoy solving complex business problems, given it lies at the heart of what we do as strategy consultants.

We value honesty and openness. We expect our consultants to provide objective and unbiased advice to clients, even if those messages may be hard to deliver.

We value people who think outside the box and can develop unique solutions to complex problems in a way others can easily digest.

We look to hire tomorrow’s leaders. We want our consultants to fundamentally reshape the way our client’s do business and be recognised as thought leaders in their chosen fields.

We want to hire self-starters with the drive, passion and commitment to look at each and every one of our client’s businesses as if it were their own.

Our consultants are team players. We adopt a highly collaborative approach to our project work and value people who work well with others.

Consulting is a people business. We look for employees who can build and nurture long-term client relationships as a trusted advisor.

We look for people who have a sound grasp of numbers and are comfortable analysing, synthesising and interpreting large volumes of data.

We look for people who are well-rounded. We value individuals who can bring a strong combination of both work and real-life experience to the firm.

We look for people with a solid understanding of a particular industry or sector. We place particular value on those with financial services experience.

Career Paths


Consultants represent our core advisory team and are responsible for engaging directly with clients on the firm’s project work, and driving our output and recommendations. Your specific position in our consulting team will reflect a mix of your qualifications, experience and capabilities.

We look for people with a solid understanding of a particular industry or sector. We place particular value on those with financial services experience.

Senior Consultants usually have a few years of experience and are responsible for working on two or more project workstreams at a time, leveraging their well-honed research and analysis skills. They are able to formulate new insights and deliver crisp outputs with minimal guidance.

Associates typically have an MBA or advanced degree with a few years of experience and cover multiple workstreams of a project. They also help to prepare storyboards with more senior members of the team. Associates are able to work unsupervised and are considered a ‘go to’ person for client queries.

Engagement Managers have several years of experience in private practice and/or industry and are responsible for overseeing an entire project from start to finish, including leading and developing the project team. They are the key client contact point and are considered the project’s subject matter experts.

Principals are the firm’s next-generation Partners. They are specialists in their chosen fields and are regarded as thought leaders by our clients. Principals oversee multiple projects and focus their time on business development, mentoring and building long-lasting client relationships.

Partners are the leaders and culture carriers of our firm. They are seen as thought leaders in their chosen industry and are at the forefront of shaping our clients’ strategic direction. Partners are responsible for building our business, including our client network and consulting teams.

Research Analysts

We are committed to being at the forefront of innovative thinking in the financial services industry and want our research to fundamentally shape the way our clients think about their business.

We are always on the lookout for talented research analysts with a strong background in financial services to contribute to our thought leadership publications. Applicants with an advanced degree in economics or finance and experience working as an economist, equity research analyst or finance-focused academic will be looked upon favourably.

Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts have deep functional, industry or technical expertise – from supply chain management, risk and regulation to hedge funds, education and technology.

Subject matter experts work closely with our consultants in providing valuable insights and enriching our advice to clients during projects. They are seen as our internal ‘go to’ experts and may work simultaneously on multiple projects where their expertise is required.


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