Senior Associate – Valuation

Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

Depending on your seniority and your level of autonomy, you will:

Work as an active member of the AIFM independent external valuation team:

  • Conduct audit of the clients valuation calculations
  • Review and challenge valuations appreciation
  • Manage the relation with the client investment team
  • Attend the valuation committees

You may also take part to several other valuation missions that will allow you to:

  • Bring assistance and expertise to our clients valuation teams on their AIFM process.
  • Work on business valuation engagements for a wide of privately owned companies
  • Explore and learn about the valuation issues arising in specific situations: change of regulation, macroeconomics crisis (covid 19 for instance)
  • Work on financial modelling and business valuation analyses using DCF, Multiples approach and comparable analysis.
  • Write narrative valuation reports

Occasionally, you may also:

  • Conduct financial statement analysis (e.g., common size analysis, ratio analysis, trend analysis, and industry comparative analysis)
  • Perform market, industry, and economic research and analyses
  • Review and summarize financial, corporate, and legal agreements and other documents

As a result, you will be called upon to work in a position with a high degree of autonomy in terms of action, decision-making and real prospects for professional development. Your interventions will be placed under the responsibility of the Manager in charge of the Valuation advisory department. 


Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Engineering, Mathematics or Economics
  • 5 years’ experience in M&A / Transactions Services / Financial Audit / Investment team of Fund management companies, you have participated in multiple valuation exercises for unlisted companies as well as company diagnostics (Due Diligences, Independent Business Review, etc.)
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills
  • In-depth understanding of corporate finance and accounting concepts, including GAAP financial statements
  • Experience working with financial databases
  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft especially Excel (VBA, etc.) and Powerpoint (slides desk, etc.)
  • Ability to work on multiple engagements simultaneously with competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based environment
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills

Company description

Our Valuation Advisory Services has an opportunity for a position of Associate or Senior Associate.

As part of this dynamic team, you will have the unique experience to work in a collaborative environment mainly on the AIFM valuation of many Private Equity & Venture Capital funds’ portfolio. You may also have the opportunity to work on a wide range of valuation projects: Fairness Opinion, One off valuation in a transactional context (buy side or sell side), Management Incentive Package valuation, external assistance & advisory services to clients valuation teams on their AIFM process...

The underlying companies are venture capital and growth capital companies with business of different size, depending on the type of investment (from start-ups to small, mid-market companies with €0 to €700 million turnover).

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