Analyst - Chicago

Position:    Analyst

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Service Area:  Investment Banking

Location:    Chicago, IL Office

Position Summary:

The Analyst’s role is to support the Firm’s Associates, Vice Presidents and other deal team members in the full range of M&A advisory, restructuring and financing transactions for our corporate and private equity clients.

Duties and Responsibilities – with training and guidance from the Associates & VPs

• Assist in building and refining financial models
• Provide initial research on prospects
• Conduct industry and company research and analysis
• Collect, present and analyze transaction comparables
• Assist in the preparation of business development pitch books, client memoranda and other presentations
• Identify acquisition, divestiture and capital-raising targets for corporate and private equity clients
• Support business development activities, including pre-conference preparation and post-conference follow-up, such as organizing marketing materials, preparing meetings schedules, adding contacts to CRM, etc.
• Perform certain administrative functions, such as taking notes at meetings, organizing conference calls, preparing for in-office meetings, and printing and assembling pitch books
• Perform other tasks as requested by senior team members
• Demonstrate commitment to providing high quality and high value materials and insights


• BA/BS degree in Finance, Business Administration, MIS or related degree
• Prior work history within the investment banking or strategic consulting industries
• MBA preferred, although not required
• Entrepreneurial attitude and strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills
• Ability to pay attention to detail and manage multiple ongoing client engagements
• Strong qualitative and quantitative valuation/analytical skills
• Excellent problem solving and analytic ability

Working for Sikich:

We recognize that our people are our most valuable asset—our employees drive our success. That’s why Sikich believes in empowering our people with real time career development, offering diverse and challenging work, and providing solid growth opportunities. We're always looking for talented people to join our team. If you have a let’s get down to business, roll up your sleeves mindset, then Sikich is the place for you.

Benefits include:
- Major Medical and Dental Insurance
- 401k Match
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid Exam Costs for Professional Certifications
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Flexible Work Schedule
- Paid Paternal & Adoption Leave
- Business Casual Dress Code
- Employee Assistance Program
- Fitness Reimbursement

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to