Finance Analyst, Investment Valuations

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary and benefits
Feb 07, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
  • Assisting with, and performance of, quarterly (and occasional ad hoc) valuations of illiquid fixed income and equity asset investments
  • Drafting of valuation reports in line with regular valuation timetable
  • Formulating robust and defensible valuation opinions
  • Preliminary review and analysis of business plans and cash flow models
  • Development and update of valuation models
  • Collation of underlying financial data from investment managers, providing relevant challenge where necessary
  • Building a thorough commercial understanding of the scheme's illiquid equity and debt investments
  • Assistance with the intra-quarter valuation roll-forward process
  • Assistance in the performance of valuation due diligence reviews
  • Communication of key judgements and conclusions to investment accounting function
  • Documentation (and where appropriate enhancement) of procedures and controls
  • Assistance with the preparation of committee reports
  • Performance of key administrative duties for the Investment Valuations function
  • Interacting and liaising with financial control and operations functions for certain key processes and ad hoc queries (cut-offs, SPV accounting etc.)
  • Working with the asset management (Private Markets) teams to gain an understanding of assets and key developments, and collating relevant management information
  • Assisting with the performance of various items of project work
  • Assisting external valuation advisers with the performance of the external valuation process
  • Assisting external auditors in the financial audit process
  • Assisting with the delivery of occasional project work for the wider Finance function

Technical Competencies, Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience of performing business or equity investment valuations as the primary function of a previous or existing role
  • Professionally Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), or other relevant financial qualification with significant exposure to investment appraisal techniques (e.g. CFA)
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent level of Excel skills
  • Experience of dealing with external clients or influencing at senior level within an organisation

  • Previous experience of working within investment management, infrastructure or pensions industries in a finance or analyst role
  • Prior experience of performing fixed income / bond valuations in a previous or existing role
  • Prior financial modelling experience, working with integrated forecast models for large businesses
  • Prior experience of performing financial due diligence assignments

USSIM is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We value a home and work life balance and will consider flexible working options.

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