Jacob Dayan, Author at financepal

Jacob Dayan is a true Chicagoan, born and raised in the Windy City. After starting his career as a financial analyst in New York City, Jacob returned to Chicago and co-founded FinancePal in 2015. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and is a licensed attorney in Illinois.

Jacob has crafted articles covering a variety of tax and finance topics, including resolution strategy, financial planning, and more. He has been featured in an array of publications, including Accounting Web, Yahoo, and Business2Community.

Role at FinancePal

As CEO, Jacob has created a stellar team of finance professionals. FinancePal is setting the standard for small business finance management. Jacob handles day-to-day marketing efforts and business operations of FinancePal.


Dayan was born and raised in the Windy City. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, he began a career as a financial analyst at Bear Stearns’ industry leading Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions group in New York City, New York.

At Bear, he managed a team of analysts responsible for financial modeling and the securitization of mortgage and asset backed securities. When JP Morgan acquired Bear Stearns, Jacob left to join Millennium Partners. There, he worked as an analyst in a Global Macro Options Trading group assisting with the research and implementation of options strategies. Jacob then returned to Chicago to begin a career of assisting consumers and small businesses with various financial needs. In 2010, he co-founded Community Tax LLC, a tax company dedicated to helping customers nationwide with tax resolution, tax preparation, bookkeeping and accounting services.

Later, he opened FinancePal to help business owners streamline their daily operations through advanced financial management. FinancePal is a U.S.-based company that leverages the latest technology to deliver great results, providing high-quality service at a more affordable price.

Get to Know Him

Jacob lives with his family in Chicago, Illinois.

Certifications & Accreditations

Juris Doctor degree

Work & Mentions

Popular Posts


Accounting & Bookkeeping for Startups

Jacob Dayan - February 10th, 2020 Read More


Filing Independent Contractor Taxes

Jacob Dayan - January 9th, 2020 Read More


Sales and Use Tax: What’s the Difference?

Jacob Dayan - July 1st, 2019 Read More

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