Tactical Opportunities - Valuations, AVP

Employer
Blackstone US
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 16, 2019
Closes
Oct 16, 2019
Ref
6335576
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Job Description:
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, the companies we advise and the broader global economy. We do this through the commitment of our extraordinary people and flexible capital. Our asset management businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, hedge fund solutions, non-investment grade credit, secondary funds, and multi asset class exposures falling outside of other funds' mandates. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

Job Title:
Tactical Opportunities Valuations - Assistant Vice President ("AVP")

Job Description:
Blackstone's Tactical Opportunities ("Tac Opps") group is looking for an AVP for its Valuations team. The core focus of the group is to prepare, evaluate, analyze, and summarize portfolio investment valuation results for Tac Opps.

• Assist in day-to-day management of the team including, but not limited to, deliverable tracking, presentations reviews, valuation model reviews, and completion of ad-hoc deliverables.

• Lead the completion of valuation models in line with Blackstone's valuation policy as well as requisite external guidance
• Drive the onboarding process for new portfolio investments and ensure proper data collection procedures are in place
• Manage the annual audit as well as interim reviews with third party valuation firms
• Drive enhancements and improvements to the group's valuations and reporting processes, procedures, and use of technology
• Manage the creation and development of presentation materials to effectively communicate results within Tac Opps and wider Blackstone
• Assist in the presentation of valuation results to various internal committees, external auditors, and limited partners
• Work closely with Tac Opps FP&A to provide inputs as well as other portfolio investment information to aid in the completion of business forecasts and other planning deliverables
• Maintain relationships with core constituencies including, Asset Management, deal professionals, Investor Relations, and Finance teams
• This is designed to be a player/coach role with trajectory toward greater managerial responsibilities based on performance

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or similar discipline (CFA and/or CPA a plus)
• 6-8 years of private valuation experience in "Big 4" transaction services, a private equity fund, hedge fund or third party valuation services provider
• 1+ years of experience managing a team of at least 3 individuals
• Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging environment that requires execution of recurring deliverables as well as projects and initiatives in support of a rapidly growing business
• Thorough understanding of ASC 820 and corresponding valuation guidance. Familiarity with a wide range of valuation approaches (e.g. Income, Market, OPM, Contingent Claims, PWERM etc.)
• Strong interpersonal skills, high EQ, and the ability to confidently and competently handle interactions with deal professionals, Asset Management, and portfolio company representatives
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Confidence presenting to large groups of senior individuals (e.g. Firmwide Valuation Committee, Board of Directors)
• Proficiency in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint is required
• Proficiency in iLevel a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).

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