you should be our next employee…

Join Our Team

As an employee-owned company, cultural fit is extremely important to us. Many companies talk about their culture – but we believe a truly special environment is formed when you create successful people around you.  Because when you are passionate about what you do and those around you, it shows

CHOOSE YOUR PATH…



INTERNSHIPS

We provide a unique opportunity to experience corporate finance

Our internship program will provide you an introduction to our business and advisory services. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a feverish appetite to learn.

You will work along side experienced professionals and assist with a variety of day-to-day responsibilities.



ANALYSTS &
ASSOCIATES

We look to attract, develop, and retain talented professionals

Analysts and Associates play a critical role in the execution of our advisory services. These positions are designed to provide a broad range of experiences. From pitch to close, you will contribute to every phase of a client engagement.

Our culture fosters an environment of professional growth, mentorship, and teamwork.



EXPERIENCED
PROFESSIONALS

We continuously look to add senior professionals who can help strengthen our firm

We look to attract and retain highly-talented senior professionals who share our vision for passion, teamwork, integrity, and trust.

We select professionals with diverse backgrounds who have a proven track record of success and bring fresh perspective to our company.

Why Prairie Capital Advisors? Here is 5 Reasons

  1. OUR PEOPLE
    There are no solo projects. We are a team. We help each other. We make each other successful.
  2. OUR WORK
    Our advisory services help business owners through difficult and emotional situations - like selling their business.
  3. OUR CLIENT FOCUS
    We don't force our clients towards a situation that doesn't meet their needs. We like to sleep at night.
  4. CAREER DEVELOPMENT
    We have a strong track record of developing and empowering professionals to ensure they stay challenged and passionate.
  5. STRONG FIRM GROWTH
    20+ years of continued growth. See number 1. Without our people, this would have not been possible.

CURRENT OPENINGS

M&A Analyst

Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. is an employee owned company that offers investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. Since 1996, we have led hundreds of successful sale, merger, acquisition, ESOP and financing transactions for our clients. Through our investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services, we maintain a nationally recognized level of expertise through deep transaction experience, proactive thought leadership and ongoing market research.


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Job Responsibilities

Due to our continued growth, we are currently seeking an Analyst for our investment banking team to join our Oakbrook Terrace, IL office. The role of the Analyst is to perform valuation and financial modeling tasks; prepare marketing and presentation information for senior bankers; organize, draft, and edit client pitches and other written correspondence; research and compile market data; and other assorted duties in support of the senior bankers. Analysts are expected to be active contributors during each phase of the deal process and key non-transactional project work. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment and Analysts are given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform valuation and financial modeling tasks based on client needs, including leveraged buyout, discounted cash flow, comparable public company, and precedent transaction analyses
  • Prepare correspondence, marketing information, and presentations for senior professionals
  • Draft, edit, and organize client pitches, offering materials, and management presentations
  • Research and compile market data relating to prior or future transactions
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned
  • Ability to communicate directly with senior level management, board members, and shareholders

 

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in finance/accounting or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of 3.4 undergraduate cumulative GPA
  • Enduring work ethic and personal integrity
  • Ability to function equally well in both a team setting and on a self-directed basis
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in managing multiple project-oriented tasks effectively and in a timely manner
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and travel
  • Qualified candidates must possess a high level of motivation, initiative and leadership potential
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized green card holders

Analyst - Investment Banking & ESOP Advisory 

Chicago, IL

Due to our continued growth, we are currently seeking an Analyst to join our Chicago loop office. Analysts will act as generalists, gaining extensive experience while working across multiple teams on a variety of client engagements. Engagement types include ESOP advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation/financial opinions. Analysts are expected to be active contributors during each phase of the deal and valuation process. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment and Analysts are given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit.


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Job Responsibilities

  • Perform valuation and financial modeling tasks based on client needs, including leveraged buyout, discounted cash flow, comparable public company, and precedent transaction analyses
  • Prepare correspondence, marketing information, and presentations for senior professionals
  • Prepare client deliverables including valuation reports, presentations, information memoranda and marketing materials
  • Draft, edit, and organize client pitches, offering materials, management presentations and valuation reports
  • Research and compile market data relating to prior or future transactions
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned
  • Ability to communicate directly with senior level management, board members, and shareholders

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in finance/accounting/economics or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 3.4 undergraduate cumulative GPA
  • Enduring work ethic and personal integrity
  • Ability to function equally well in both a team setting and on a self-directed basis
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in managing multiple project-oriented tasks effectively and in a timely manner
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and travel
  • Qualified candidates must possess a high level of motivation, initiative and leadership potential
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience

Analyst

Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Due to our continued growth, we are currently seeking an Analyst to join our Oakbrook Terrace, IL office. Analysts will act as generalists, gaining extensive experience while working across multiple teams on a variety of client engagements. Engagement types include M&A advisory, ESOP advisory and valuation/financial opinions. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment and Analysts are given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit.


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Job Responsibilities

  • Work directly with senior level management, board members, shareholders and trustees throughout all phases of the engagement
  • Develop financial models and analytical support for mergers and acquisitions, ESOP transactions, financial opinions and other valuation engagements
  • Prepare client deliverables including valuation reports, presentations, information memoranda and marketing materials
  • Perform company, industry, market and competitor research and due diligence
  • Participate in client discussions and due diligence meetings
  • Communicate and establish relationships both internally with project teams and externally with clients 

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in finance/accounting or equivalent work experience
  • 1-4 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to thrive in a small company environment
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments and manage tight timelines in a team environment
  • Strong work ethic and personal integrity
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and travel
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized green card holders 

Investment Banking/Valuation Analyst

Cedar Rapids, IA

Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. is an employee owned company that offers investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. Since 1996, we have led hundreds of successful sale, merger, acquisition, ESOP and financing transactions for our clients. Through our investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services, we maintain a nationally recognized level of expertise through deep transaction experience, proactive thought leadership and ongoing market research.


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Job Description

Due to our continued growth, we are currently seeking an Analyst to join our Cedar Rapids, IA office. Analysts will act as generalists, gaining extensive experience while working across multiple teams on a variety of client engagements. Engagement types include ESOP advisory and valuation/financial opinions. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment and Analysts are given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work directly with senior level management, board members, shareholders and trustees throughout all phases of the engagement
  • Develop financial models and analytical support for ESOP transactions, financial opinions mergers and acquisitions, and other valuation engagements.
  • Prepare client deliverables including valuation reports, presentations, information memoranda and marketing materials
  • Perform company, industry, market and competitor research and due diligence
  • Participate in client discussions and due diligence meetings
  • Communicate and establish relationships both internally with project teams and externally with clients

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in finance/accounting or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience (can include internships)
  • Minimum of 3.2 undergraduate cumulative GPA
  • Ability to thrive in a small company environment
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments and manage tight timelines in a team environment
  • Strong work ethic and personal integrity
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and travel
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized green card holders

QUESTIONS ABOUT CAREERS AT PRAIRIE

Middle - Market Focus

Middle - Market Focus

Prairie Capital Advisors is dedicated to serving the investment banking and financial advisory needs of middle - market business owners

Ownership Transition

Ownership Transition

A successful transition needs a well-thought- out strategy. We will help define, shape, and implement a plan that meets your short-term and long-term objectives

Corporate Growth

Corporate Growth

Build or buy? It could be both. Prairie Capital Advisor’s strong relationships with debt and equity capital sources will help you realize your corporate growth strategies

Business Sustainability

Business Sustainability

Sustainability requires strategies that grow the enterprise and minimize risks. Prairie advises companies on strategies that result in long-term shareholder value