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Corporate Development Analyst

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

The Corporate Development Analyst is responsible for providing complex financial analysis as a member of Northwestern Mutual’s Venture and Corporate Development team. The Corporate Development Analyst will assist in evaluating potential transactions by building financial models, developing business cases for acquisitions and strategic partnerships, leading external research, and assisting with due diligence and integration efforts. In addition, the Corporate Development Analyst will support the planning and execution of business development activities across Northwestern Mutual.


  • Build detailed financial models and create valuation analyses using multiple techniques including comparable company, comparable transaction, and discounted cash flow analyses.
  • Develop business cases for acquisitions and partnerships through quantitative and qualitative analyses. Deliverables may include models, memos, written presentations, and oral presentations delivered to senior business leaders.
  • Partner with business leaders and teammates to proactively evaluate opportunities that accelerate execution of Northwestern Mutual’s multi-year strategy.
  • Support transactions team with due diligence, negotiation, and integration planning efforts.
  • Monitor and research financial services industry mergers, acquisitions and partnership trends for insights and comparative analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in accounting, economics, finance or mathematics and a history of academic excellence.
  • One to three years of prior experience in accounting, banking, consulting, finance, or insurance industries.
  • Proficiency in accounting and strong financial modeling skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and interpret financial data and other technical information.
  • Demonstrated superior written and verbal communication skills with ability to build rapport and gain acceptance at all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders, including senior leadership.
  • Strong presentation skills with an ability to synthesize, distill and summarize complex information.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Possess a strong analytical ability, a sense of urgency, and deep intellectual curiosity. Future focused.


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additiona l information relating to location-based pay structures.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


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