Public Finance Senior Analyst

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices around the world, Mesirow serves clients through capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets and Investment Banking, and Advisory Services. We are proud that our intentional culture results in strong employee engagement, entrepreneurship and empowerment, with ongoing opportunities for volunteerism and advancement.  Mesirow was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business and one of the Top 100 RIA firms by Barron’s.  At Mesirow, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities, and our culture.

Mesirow’s Public Finance Division was created to assist municipal debt issuers in optimizing their limited resources in an environment of increasing demand for services. Today, we continue to build on our solid reputation for developing innovative financing structures. We are currently seeking a Senior Analyst with 1 to 2 years of Public Finance experience to join our growing nationwide platform. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a team of highly experienced bankers in a collaborative and positive team environment with an opportunity to be grow and develop your career.


  • Develop financial models based on client’s financing needs using available financial products.
  • Prepare correspondence, marketing information, and presentations for senior bankers.
  • Draft, edit, and organize responses to formal solicitations (for RFP’s) by state and local governments.
  • Research and compile market data relating to prior or future transactions.
  • Schedule calls and meetings among the team and interact with lawyers, accountants, verification agents, rating agencies, and insurers to coordinate the deal process.
  • Ensure data is updated and entered into DBC Finance software and other relevant tools.
  • Critically read and analyze legal documents.
  • Maintain files of clients and prospects.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • 1 to 2 years of public finance/municipal bond or corporate investment banking work experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, overall GPA must be 3.4 or better.
  • Must be willing to obtain the Series 52 and 63 within 6 months from the date of employment.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of DBC Finance software preferred.
  • Strong professional communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to succinctly express complex ideas both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in managing multiple project-oriented tasks effectively and in a timely manner with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently while being team-oriented, prioritize tasks, react to changes, and solve critical issues.
  • Must possess the aptitude and interest in learning Federal Tax Law as well as statutory financing rules and regulations to be successful in the role.
  • Qualified candidates must possess a high level of motivation, initiative, and leadership potential.

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