Financial Analyst

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Job Type:  Accounting/Finance
Secondary Location: 
Years of Experience: 

Ryan Specialty Group is looking for an Financial Analyst to join our Chicago, IL office. We are a fast paced, energetic and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. 

Position Summary:

The Financial Analyst role contributes to RSG’s success by contributing to the company’s M&A strategy, financial analysis & monthly reporting, and treasury operations group. This includes developing solutions to complex problems for the company’s business segments, creating analysis on market competitors, creating evaluation materials for M&A targets, and best-in-class procedures/models to ensure effective management of working capital.  In addition, this role will execute operational and strategic projects and the direction of the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.

Essential Functions:

Corporate Finance:
•    Analyze financial statements and other supporting schedules to understand trends in the business and ensure the accuracy of reported results; this includes driving efforts to understand root causes of variances and making recommendations to enhance business performance
•    Own the annual cash budgeting by business unit and provide quarterly cash metrics (with accompanying variance analysis) to the Company’s Board of Directors 
•    Assist with capital raises, including both debt and equity issuances
•    Produce cash flow statements given a P&L and B/S
•    Establish proficiency in CapitalIQ and Bloomberg to create materials for use in competitive analysis
•    Routinely supply the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer with information, status, and metrics regarding business unit performance

Monthly Financial Reporting:
•    Coordinate monthly/quarterly reporting, validate accuracy, and assist in creation of materials for stakeholder requests
•    Optimize working capital through the development of cash transfer models & timely execution of cash sweeps
•    Build financial models within the company’s consolidation system, Oracle HFM
•    Participate in process improvements (e.g., new system implementations, system conversions, strategic initiatives) and procedural or accounting changes

Corporate Development:
•    Perform ad hoc research on economic conditions, market peers, and industry trends
•    Prepare opportunity summaries for target acquisitions 
•    Assist with the financial analysis of M&A targets
•    Assist with the due diligence process by coordinating meetings, tracking information requests across teams, and other ad hoc requests
•    Update DCF valuation models to support investment decisions
•    Prepare decks (in PowerPoint) for use in meetings with senior management

Treasury Operations (<10%):
•    Approve ACH and Wire payments, templates, and act as the backfill to the Treasury Operations Analyst


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting 
•    Strong understanding of US GAAP and IFRS (revenue recognition criteria, contingent liabilities, etc.)
•    Experience working in Information Systems (Knowledge of MS Access / Sequel +) or strong desire to learn
•    Experience in Treasury, Corporate Finance, or Accounting is highly desirable
•    CPA or CPA eligible a strong plus
•    CFA Candidacy a strong plus

•    Proactive and positive team member who is self-motivated to achieve goals and committed to continuous learning
•    Proficient in Microsoft Excel and able to create stored procedures/macros (or desire to learn)
•    Familiar with large data models and able to optimize and summarize information
•    Must have strong oral and written communication skills
•    Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities to meet deadlines
•    Must be able to work in a ‘Startup’ type atmosphere
•    High level of self-motivation and attention to detail 


Ryan Specialty Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Chicago