Analyst
Accelerated Growth

  • If you are growth-minded and enjoy pushing yourself and learning new skills…
  • If you are bored only executing one task and enjoy managing multiple projects and deadlines…
  • If you enjoy brainstorming process-driven, logical solutions in evolving environments…
  • If you are excited at the prospect of communicating with, learning from, and challenging CEOs and leadership teams…

...then this just might be the position for you!

Available Position

We are currently seeking an Analyst who shares our passion for helping our clients build exceptional companies. Analysts are enthusiastic leaders who provide support and guidance to a variety of personnel including other analysts, middle-and upper-management within our client companies, and internally within AG. They will support client and internal teams to drive projects from start to completion.

Projects & Responsibilities Include

  • Execute daily accounting and finance responsibilities for our clients
  • Performing month-end close and other recurring finance and accounting focused tasks
  • Building and implementing financial and operational infrastructure on client engagements
  • Streamlining reporting and processes
  • Analyzing data sets in Excel for key trends and observations
  • Maintaining strong attention to detail to ensure a consistent work product
  • Managing multiple workstreams and projects in a logical, organized, and process-driven manner

Ideal candidates have a strong foundation in accounting and finance, and use logical and creativity to solve problems.. Analysts will have ownership over key deliverables for clients and work directly with the AG team and clients to support the design and implementation of key systems and processes that founders and leadership teams will rely upon to run their companies.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in a finance or accounting role required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field (degrees focusing on accounting and finance preferred)
  • Previous consulting, accounting, or finance positions preferred
  • Self-starter, creative problem solver, and thrives under limited supervision
  • Strong analytical and workload management skills
  • Effective communicator and not afraid to ask questions
  • Able to work effectively both in a team environment and independently under tight deadlines
  • Intermediate Excel skills required; experience with other Microsoft Office products preferred

About Our Clients

We've earned the trust and respect of some of the most highly regarded founders, investment entities, and board members. We aren’t the only ones who think our clients are exceptional. The companies and teams we partner with have been featured on the Inc. 500 list, Crain’s 40 Under 40, Shark Tank, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN (among many others). Our clients are seasoned, entrepreneurially-minded leaders who recognize that sustaining growth requires a strong strategic, financial and operational infrastructure. They understand that having the right people and processes within that infrastructure is integral to success.

About Our People & Culture

As great as our clients are, the success of our own firm is driven by two things – people and culture. Many companies use the mantra “client first.” We are not such an organization. We unabashedly put our own team first. Our clients come second, and the firm itself third. The logic is simple: If our team is constantly learning, growing and fulfilled, then our clients garner tangible results because they get to work with a skilled and driven team. If our team delivers tangible results to our clients, our clients reward the firm.

Our culture is about personal development. Our goal is to “Accelerate Growth,” not just for our clients, but for our team. In fact, at the core of our leadership development plan is the philosophy of servant leadership which mandates a focus on development of the team. We work hard to maintain our culture by executing consistent monthly trainings, bringing in outside speakers, holding “one on ones” with leadership, and many more. We invest heavily in growing our team because that is what grows our firm.

About the Firm

Accelerated Growth (AG) was founded in 2009 with the mission of assisting entrepreneurial organizations to execute their vision. We develop and execute creative strategies that enhance business performance with a focus on revenue growth and profitability enhancement. AG partners with companies who have made it out of their “start-up” phase and are working on their second stage of growth (typically between $5-$100MM in revenue). Our clients face various business challenges (expansion into new markets, acquisitions, fundraising, turnaround, etc.), but our firm’s value proposition is always the same: We allow our clients to focus on growth, while ensuring that their organizations are structured to execute to that growth effectively. The best part is, not only do we get to work with dynamic companies every day, we are part of one ourselves.

JOB TYPE : FULL TIME

LOCATION : Chicago, USA (HQ)

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