Financial Analyst

CERES provides deep industry knowledge, M&A expertise and research capabilities to advise on lower middle market sell-side transactions across photonics technology sectors including Photonics, Biophotonics, Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Defense and Sensing.  Serving clients in US and Europe, CERES is hiring a part-time financial analyst to work on-site metro Boston and remotely on a contractor basis.  This position affords direct and active interaction with the senior executive management teams of our clients.

Key responsibilities:

  • M&A Advisory
    • Manage documentation and maintain virtual data rooms
    • Manage distribution and tracking of non-disclosure agreements and process letters
    • Prepare and proofread Confidential Information Memos
  • Business Valuation
    • Research and screen transaction data for proprietary database of M&A and private placement transactions
    • Manage client documentation, financial statements and projections for valuation models
    • Support income and market approaches with research of comparable businesses and transactions; macro and microeconomic inputs; private costs of capital
    • Prepare and proofread reports

Ideal candidate profile:

  • At least 3 years of previous work experience – ideally as an investment banking intern or financial analyst working in private capital markets
  • Expert knowledge of Excel, Tableau, CapitalIQ and PitchBook
  • At least some academic experience with business valuation – ideally work experience with private capital valuation
  • A critical thinker who can quickly evaluate and analyze financial information
  • Strong analytical/financial skills as well as outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of transactions and projects simultaneously
  • Resourceful self-starter, able to work autonomously and as a team player
  • Education:  B.B.A or M.B.A.

For more information, please send resume to Linda Smith,