Valuation Analyst – Chicago, IL

Our client is a leading financial advisory firm that provides expert opinions on the valuations of business, equity and debt securities, financial reporting, restructurings, tangible/intangible assets, and other property as well as providing sophisticated transaction services in the form of fairness opinions and solvency opinions.

This candidate should have concentrated financial reporting valuation experience and strong experience with fairness/solvency opinions.  This would include Equity Valuations, Purchase Price Allocations, Goodwill Impairments, Solvency Opinions, and Equity Allocations (Option Pricing Models).

The Valuation Analyst will be involved in many aspects of financial valuation and advisory services to a variety of clientele. Specifically, they will report to upper management of the firm’s transaction and advisory practice, and will conduct sell-side and buy-side M&A activities and solvency opinion services.  In addition they will be responsible for advisory and valuation engagements to analyze potential liquidity options available to middle-market companies.

This is a flat organization with great visibility.  Management is very responsive to their employees, and  has created an ideal  platform for upward mobility.  Superior working environment.


Bachelors Degree in Finance, Business Administration or another related field is required. Masters Degree and/or CFA Designation (or CFA candidate) preferred.

Minimum 1-2 years  experience, preferably at a valuation or accounting firm, or a minimum 1 – 2 years working experience within an investment banking, asset management or economic/financial consulting firm.  Candidates working in Audit or performing financial analysis planning and analysis will be considered.

Must have background/exposure with financial reporting, accounting and valuation issues, as well as  financial modeling.

Direct current experience in ASC 718 & ASC 350/805  (Goodwill Impairment) a must.

Background in generating financial valuation modeling utilizing standard methodology practices, as well as common stock option valuations experience under 409A.

Strong writing and presentation skills; experience preparing and reviewing valuation reports.

Strong technical skills including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills

Strong proficiency with on-line databases (Capital IQ) and Internet research of company specific, industry and economic analysis

Location:  Chicago, IL

Base salary: $70K-$80K Base + Bonus package

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Marketing Finance Analyst (NYC / Saratoga, NY)

Our client, a consumer products firm is seeking a Marketing Finance analyst for their growing financial planning and analysis team to analyze and help support profitable growth through the organization. Position will be in office 4 days per week in NYC or Saratoga, NY. This company has a stellar work environment that provides excellent benefits and great perks such as half day Fridays and catered lunch.


  • Conduct in-depth analyses and research focused on areas such as sales/ marketing promotions, annual business reviews, volume, distribution, velocity, competitor analysis, etc.
  • Prepare detail of work plans and schedule, complete detailed analysis and research, identify options for new business ventures
  • Develop and prepare reports for brand marketers and the functional leaders; recommends action or change for assigned projects
  • Analyze general market and specific business conditions trends and prepares forecasts to support current and future business decisions
  • Deliver foundational trade analytics through performing ongoing promo analysis (ROI, volume, lift, etc.) on assigned accounts, and deliver compelling summaries for activation
  • Maintain and disseminate promotional scorecards on ongoing basis
  • Coordinate analysis of invoice pricing discrepancies amongst analyst in accounting and sales
  • Determine root cause of pricing discrepancies and drive resolution and future corrective actions
  • Understand the wider differences across items/retailers/support mechanisms and help aggregate learnings for annual planning process into specific guardrails and guidelines
  • Perform monthly variance analysis of actual financial performance vs. budget / forecast with marketing spend


  • Marketing Degree or similar in Finance or Accounting.
  • 3+ years of experience in planning, analysis, or financial management; with at least one year in a CPG or consumer goods company
  • Proven leadership ability and strength is building internal relationships
  • Excellent quantitative and analytics skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced Excel skills associates with large volume data sets
  • Ability to identify key business drivers to align finance department resources against the most important needs of the business


Location: NYC or Saratoga, NY

Salary: $70K-$100K range plus individual bonus and company performance bonus

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