Venture Analyst (VA)

Financial Analysis | Northbrook, IL

Job Purpose: Creating sophisticated financial models and analysis of inventory values, expense items, margins and related items for retail companies executing change strategies in a fast paces environment, interfacing with financial professionals, lawyers, turnabout and restructuring experts, private equity firms, banks and other financial institutions, for the world’s largest retail inventory disposition firm.


  • Develop financial investment and operating models for retail inventory liquidations or dispositions for various major retailers.
  • Perform inventory, sales, margin, and expense analysis.
  • Collaborate with senior management to define the operating strategy for retail inventory liquidations or dispositions incorporating strategic assumptions into the financial investment model.
  • Review supporting legal contracts to ensure the contract reflects the assumptions within the financial and operating model and to confirm that all corresponding exhibits are accurate.
  • Some overnight travel may be required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance At least 3-5 years financial analysis experience or accounting-related field
  • Advanced Excel skills, familiarity with Access a plus
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately under time constraints and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate and work with others
  • Desire to work in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as this position will have routine interaction with top company management
  • Willingness to be held accountable

Work Hours and Conditions:

In addition to a minimum of 40 hours per week, may occasionally be required to travel to attend meetings with clients and or attend auctions.

About Hilco Merchant Resources: Based in Northbrook, IL, Hilco Merchant Resources ( provides strategic store closing services for retailers. Activities fall into five principal categories: acquisition or disposition of duplicative or underperforming stores; retail company or division wind downs, event sales to convert unwanted assets into working capital; facilitation of retail mergers and acquisitions, and monetization of furniture, fixtures and equipment. Over the years, Hilco principals have disposed of assets valued in excess of $150 billion. Hilco Merchant Resources is part of the Hilco organization, a provider of asset valuation, acquisition, disposition and advisory services to an international marketplace through twenty specialized business units. Also headquartered in Northbrook, IL, Hilco maintains offices in major business centers throughout North America Europe and Australia. For more information please visit: (

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