Corporate Finance Analyst Job Description

Job Summary

Corporate Finance Analyst

Locations Hiring: Minneapolis, MN and Chicago, IL

Posted 9/6/19

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Chartwell Financial Advisory, Inc. (Chartwell) is a professional financial advisory firm where a high degree of intellectual curiosity, dedication to continuous improvement, and the ability to work in a team environment are critical for success.  We conduct business in an honest, ethical manner, and treat everyone with the highest level of respect, integrity, and professional courtesy.  We are passionate about providing our clients with the solutions they need to make their businesses better in the long run.  We believe creating a supportive environment where every team member can learn, grow, and do the best work of their lives is the best way to provide quality service to our clients and empower every team member to attain their professional goals.

The primary focus of this position is to assist Chartwell with the execution of corporate finance transactions in our Corporate Finance/Investment Banking Practice.  The role is designed to provide the Analyst with a broad based understanding and knowledge of the execution of corporate finance transactions and consulting projects, including sell-side and buy-side M&A, debt and equity placements, strategic alternatives reviews, and other corporate finance assignments.  Specific analytical tasks will include: business valuation in connection with broader assignments; industry research; preparation of marketing materials for both equity and debt investors; presentation preparation; marketing support activities; financial analysis; and other such activities as deemed relevant to the group’s and the firm’s success.  The duties will also include the review of client information, communication with clients regarding active projects, and participation in various meetings with clients and other advisors associated with the Chartwell transactions and projects. In addition, the Analyst may be involved in corporate marketing activities including pitch and proposal development, prospect company research and due diligence investigation, relevant financial and economic research, and sales presentations with prospective clients as directed.

This position requires the Analyst to develop over time a deep understanding of cash flow modeling and corporate finance theory, valuation, and corporate finance processes and methodologies used by Chartwell, as well as a detailed working knowledge and expertise with Chartwell’s proprietary financial models.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Due diligence analysis and financial model data entry

  • Sort, review, analyze and develop conclusions from large amounts of economic, market, industry and company-specific information

  • Prepare presentations describing relevant client company situation analysis, financial review, valuation analysis and other related complex financial analysis and conclusions to individuals who may be unfamiliar with the concepts and analysis

  • Fluency with complex financial modeling and analysis

  • Work independently on multiple engagements with multiple team members while prioritizing and managing varied responsibilities

Basic Qualifications

  • 4 year undergraduate business degree with focus in finance or accounting with a GPA above 3.5

  • Knowledge of corporate finance theories and financial modeling

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills

  • Advanced experience in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Experience with multitasking efficiently and accurately with little oversight

  • Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high quality work product

Cultural Requirements and Success Factors

  • Willingness to work hard with a positive attitude

  • Experience in handling sensitive/confidential information

  • Self-motivated and ability to problem solve

  • Strong project and time management skills

  • An ability to have fun and create a positive work environment, even under stressful circumstances

Chartwell is dedicated to delivering quality solutions to our clients’ complex financial challenges.  Our business model is highly challenging and we believe it is imperative to maintain a highly supportive culture to attract, retain, and motivate true professionals passionate about executing our business strategy while maintaining our values.  If you share our passion, imagine what we will achieve together.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.