Account Executive

| Chicago

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

DFIN ActiveDisclosure℠ is a financial reporting solution specifically designed for companies that rely on the Microsoft Office® productivity suite to draft, collaborate and finalize SEC disclosures. ActiveDisclosure helps streamline content creation, review and distribution improving efficiency, governance and the overall quality of all financial reports. The ActiveDisclosure Salesperson at DFIN is a member of the sales delivery team for the ActiveDisclosure product line. Generally, this role is responsible for managing a pipeline of sales opportunities, working directly with field Sales Executives and Account Managers with prospect engagement, selling directly and utilizing teams to deliver client wins. 

  • Build and maintain a strong understanding of the product and services associated with the ActiveDisclosure product line.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with sales delivery team members including Regional Managing Directors, field Sales Executives, and Account Managers within your territory.

  • Prospect and qualify sales leads, coordinating as required with the DFIN field sales team.

  • Manage and track sales opportunities and forecasts within, providing reports to the Director of Sales as requested.

  • Manage a complex sales cycle, starting with the needs assessment process for each prospect, identifying pain points and determining the fit for our solutions.

  • Identify various buying roles within each prospect account and develop a suitable sales execution plan.

Responsibilities (Cont.)
  • Educate prospects on the value of an ActiveDisclosure solution and how it addresses their needs.

  • As needed, engage the Implementation team at the appropriate stage of the sales cycle to assess technical needs and prepare an implementation plan.

  • Prepare and deliver sales quotes to the prospect.

  • Work with Sales Executives to successfully close opportunities.

  • Coordinate with the Post-Sale and Services team to hand off new clients.

Required Skills
  • 5 - 7 years of quota carrying, technology based sales experience.
  • Proven track record of B2B solution selling with demonstrated ability to sell to all levels of management up to, and including, the C-suite.
  • Experience in meeting and exceeding quotas or annual sales targets of at least $2M.
  • Experience tracking a sales pipeline using sales automation software ( preferred).
  • CPA highly desired but not required, experience selling to the CFO’s office also encouraged.
  • Proven ability to sell enterprise software licensing and/or projects in the $50-500k range with yearly results of $2M or greater.
Required Skills (Cont.)
  • Ability to prospect, develop and close software opportunities.
  • Thorough understanding of the enterprise software needs of finance and compliance teams.
  • General understanding of the financial and/or regulatory disclosure process.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a focus on negotiation, needs analysis, positioning, business justification, and closing techniques.
  • Superior presentation skills.
  • A broad understanding of the financial close process and the SEC filing process is desired.
  • An in-depth understanding of the technology used by public companies for external reporting.

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I am working among an extremely smart group of people, of which I have created great friendships with. During lunch break we play board games and have interesting technical and financial discussions. It’s exciting to wake up and go to work knowing that I’ll be collaborating with some of the best colleagues I’ve had in my career.


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What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team at DFIN is comfortable to work with or learn any part of the tech stack. They effectively communicate during meetings to help plan out our next projects as a team, and they ask other members of the team for support if they happen to get stuck while coding.


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What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

DFIN Benefits Overview

The world continues to change in ways we never expected, but there is one constant: your safety and well-being is a top priority, and DFIN has you covered with our benefits.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value a work / life balance at DFIN.
Remote Work Program
We have partial and fully remote opportunities at DFIN.
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Employee parking available
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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