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Valuation Director - Financial Analytics & Derivatives

PwC
New York, NY 10016

A career in our Financial Analytics and Derivatives practice, within Deals Transaction Services, will provide you the opportunity to help organisations realise the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital markets. In short, we help some of the worlds leading companies originate, create, execute, and realise value from deals. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company.Our team uses sophisticated models and analytical skills to value complex financial instruments and design strategies to reduce client risk and maximise opportunities. As part of our team, youll help our clients with asset or liability risk, structuring sophisticated compensation arrangements, and contract assessment related to financial statements.


Responsibilities

As a Director, youll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively lead the practise by setting strategy, drive the development of new business in the market, and provide technical advice across disciplines
  • Building strong networks within the firm to spot and capitalise on opportunities to get involved in projects that others are leading across a number of different business units and sectors
  • Identifying and discussing key issues with our clients to identify potential opportunities
  • Responsibility for a majority of day to day client communications
  • Responsibility to shape and deliver various projects that exceed the expectations of our clients and our own assignment quality criteria
  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
  • Responsibility for management of engagement financials
  • Helping to grow and develop our team through hands on training and coaching

Job Requirements and Preferences: 

Basic Qualifications: 

Minimum Degree Required: 
Master Degree

Required Fields of Study: 
Engineering and Business, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Finance

Minimum Years of Experience: 
8 year(s) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preferred Fields of Study: 
Engineering, Mathematics

Additional Educational Preferences: 
Other science related fields of study may be considered if they provide a solid foundation for understanding how manufacturing and production facilities create products

Certification(s) Preferred: 
CFA, ASA, or CPA

Preferred Knowledge/Skills: 
Demonstrates extensive knowledge and proven success in roles leading and managing Valuation teams within a professional services firm that emphasizes the following areas: 
- Developing valuation models using option pricing theory, Monte Carlo simulation, binomial trees, contingent claims analysis, and other financial engineering techniques, especially as it applies to valuing financial instruments (i.e. fixed income securities, swaps, exotic options, convertible bonds, commodity derivatives, and other securities); 
- Managing client-facing project teams and engagements that focus on financial modelling, derivatives, securities valuation, risk management - identifying key assumptions and understanding the impact of various inputs into valuation models, deriving creative solutions that involve collecting and analyzing market data used in the valuation, analyzing third party valuations, challenging assumptions, and performing sensitivity analyses; and,
- Preparing memoranda and/or reports that communicate findings and recommendations to our clients concisely and effectively.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and proven success in roles, preferably within a professional services firm, involving the following areas related to the direction of Valuation engagement teams: 
- Prioritizing and handling multiple tasks in a demanding deal-oriented environment; 
- Managing client projects, understanding a client's business and technology in order to identify, pursue, and ultimately obtain additional consulting opportunities; 
- Conducting independent research to gain an understanding of complex valuation issues, translating and communicating technical concepts in a manner that is understandable to clients and staff; 
- Performing quantitative and qualitative Valuation-related analyses and modelling, utilizing Excel VBA and/or Matlab, as well as Bloomberg or Fincad; 
- Identifying and addressing client needs, including the following: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues; 
- Writing and presenting cogently for industry audiences and clients, including journal articles, practice methodologies and tools, and the writing and presentation of whitepapers; 
- Creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members, including providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner, and keeping leadership informed of progress; and, 
- Willingness to travel, as client assignments require it.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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Posted: 2019-07-22 Expires: 2019-08-22

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