Senior Analyst, Complex Financial Instrument Pricing

Toronto [200 King St. W.], ON
21 Feb 2023
23 Mar 2023
Complex Financial Instrument Pricing
Job Function
Industry Sector
Accounting/Audit Firm
Employment Type
Full Time

Req#: 8119
Job title: Senior Analyst, Complex Financial Instrument Pricing

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The Complex Financial Instrument Pricing (CFIP) Practice of Grant Thornton LLP Canada provides valuation services in accordance with IFRS, ASPE, and US GAAP to privately held and publicly listed businesses, start-ups, corporations, law firms, private equity funds, and asset management companies for advisory, planning, financial and tax reporting, merger and acquisition transactions, and litigation purposes. The service offering is focused on the valuation of convertible notes, embedded derivatives, warrants, and options with market and performance conditions, restricted shares and stock-based compensation plans, contingent considerations, and preferred stocks using value allocation methodologies.

As a Senior Analyst, Complex Financial Instrument Pricing some of your responsibilities will include:
• Engagement responsibilities:
o Review the agreements/documents describing the terms of the financial instruments, and client models, and prepare summaries for internal team discussion;
o Model the financial instrument valuations in Excel and Python based on technical research and leveraging proprietary valuation models for valuation analyses across a range of financial instrument types;
o Determine valuation inputs such as credit rating, discounting rate(s), volatility, and equity value to be fed into the valuation models;
o Lead discussions with the clients, prepare information requests, perform document management procedures, conduct research, and gather data and information pertinent to the engagement;
o Draft valuation analysis, produce client-ready work, and present results to internal/external clients and audit teams;
o Maintain active communication with the engagement team regarding the interim and final deadline, percent of completion;
o Stay up to date with the developments in the valuation industry with respect to the valuation approaches and theories; and
o Supervise analysts and interns on engagements and provide guidance with project planning, research and development of new valuation methodologies, and other technical writing exercises
• Practice management responsibilities:
o Support the CFIP leadership in practice management initiatives such as developing strategy presentations, new model development, practice statistics, and ‘go-to-market’ strategies; and
o Support the CFIP leadership in monthly administration formalities

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Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Senior Analyst, Complex Financial Instrument Pricing? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick:
• Minimum of 3 to 5 years of related work experience in a financial institution or similar consulting practice or function servicing internal or external clients at a national level
• Undergraduate or Master’s degree in Finance, Financial Mathematics, Financial Engineering, or other quantitative disciplines
• CFA credential or substantial progress toward achieving (required). CFA charter holder (preferred)
• Financial analysis, financial modeling, and statistical data analysis
• Ability to work on advanced financial modelling in Microsoft Excel
• Python or R or VBA programming skills (preferred)
• Familiarity with Bloomberg and S&P Capital IQ, Crystal Ball, @Risk, and other simulation software (preferred)
• Familiarity with IFRS/US-GAAP (accounting standards)
• Problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Effective project and time management skills for handling multiple priorities and simultaneous projects while working independently or within a team environment
• Attitude to learning on the job as this job requires a strong up-to-date understanding of the financial instrument valuations.

At Grant Thornton we’re focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That’s our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.

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