Entry Level Corporate Development Analyst

$80,000 - $90,000 yearly
Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Elmhurst, Illinois
Job ID: 136336
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a rapidly expanding services company with an office in Chicago, IL, to hire on an Entry Level Corporate Development Analyst. This role will be hybrid in office in the Loop and travel regularly to New York.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the strategic growth initiatives of our company while gaining valuable experience in corporate finance, M&A and strategic planning. This role is open to May 2024 graduates with relevant degrees and internships, or candidates with up to two years of relevant work experience. 

Entry Level Corporate Development Analyst Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive research and analysis on industry trends, competitor landscape, market dynamics and potential growth opportunities to inform strategic decision-making
  • Assist in financial modeling, including valuation analysis, discounted cash flow (DCF) modeling and comparable company analysis (CCA), to evaluate potential acquisitions, investments and strategic partnerships
  • Support due diligence efforts for potential acquisitions and strategic initiatives, including gathering and analyzing financial data, conducting risk assessments and identifying key value drivers and potential synergies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and refine strategic plans and initiatives, providing analytical insights and recommendations to support decision-making processes
  • Prepare clear and concise presentations, reports and memos summarizing findings, analysis and recommendations for senior management and key stakeholders
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives as assigned, providing analytical support and contributing to various aspects of corporate development activities

Entry Level Corporate Development Analyst Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance required 
  • Must be able to be in the Chicago office 3-4 days a week 
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in financial modeling and quantitative analysis
  • Excellent research abilities, with the capacity to gather, analyze and synthesize complex data
  • Solid understanding of corporate finance principles and M&A concepts
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex ideas effectively
  • Detail-oriented, organized and able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with a proactive mindset and a strong desire to learn and grow
  • Must have an active US Passport- will be traveling to Canada
  • Relevant internship or work experience in corporate finance, investment banking, consulting or related fields preferred
  • Familiarity with financial databases and tools (e.g., Bloomberg, Capital IQ) preferred
  • Knowledge of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) processes and deal structures preferred
  • Master's degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field optional


If you are interested in the role and meet the requirements above, please apply today! 

Thank you,


Arden Dyer 
Senior Project Manager
LaSalle Network 

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.