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Public Finance Analyst

Company: Mesirow Financial
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionThe Opportunity:
Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate, and individual clients achieve their objectives. We are proud of Mesirow's culture of fostering team member engagement, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Our positive culture, volunteerism, and opportunity for advancement makes Mesirow one of the few employers to be included in both Chicago Tribune's Top Places to Work and Crain's Best Places to Work in Chicago.
Mesirow Financial'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 an Analyst to join our Public Finance Team.

  • 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. This includes financial forecasting, cash flow analysis and bond sizing.
  • Performs all financial calculations and revisions during assigned bond pricings. Verifies accuracy of final pricing, receives underwriter sign-off and ensures distribution of final schedules to internal parties.
  • Critically read and analyze legal documents.
  • Monitor market conditions to apply new financing and optimization strategies based on client's financing needs. Maintain database of refunding opportunities.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • 1 to 2 years of public finance/municipal bond work experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree required, overall GPA must be 3.4 or better.
  • Must be willing to obtain the Series 52 within 6 months from the date of employment, or as soon as possible.
  • 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.


Keywords: Mesirow Financial, Indianapolis , Public Finance Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Indianapolis, Indiana

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