Private Security Valuation Vice President

  • Competitive
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 16 Nov 17 2017-11-16

  Business Unit Overview:   The Valuation Team within Asset Valuation and Analytics supports the investment valuation function for private, illiquid investments acting as the interface between the investment professionals, external valuation providers, accounting outsource providers, auditors, and Global Fund Services.  The Valuation Team focuses

 

Business Unit Overview:
 
The Valuation Team within Asset Valuation and Analytics supports the investment valuation function for private, illiquid investments acting as the interface between the investment professionals, external valuation providers, accounting outsource providers, auditors, and Global Fund Services.  The Valuation Team focuses on adding value by providing valuation oversight and coordination of valuations and supporting documentation.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 


  • Preparation of valuation documentation for private equity and other alternative investment


  • Manage workflow of data to 3rd party valuation firms; working with investment teams to ensure all relevant information is incorporated into valuations


  • Review and tie out of valuation templates received from third party service providers.  Communicate any comments and coordinate sign off in coordination with Investment, Pricing and Fund Administration teams


  • Review legal documents to determine rights associated with new securities purchased


  • Assisting in the preparation of materials to be provided to the Valuation Committee and presenting findings to Pricing Committees and other management as necessary


  • Liaison with independent auditors.  Provide support for valuations and answer questions as necessary in a controlled and efficient manner.


  • Perform a review of fair value reporting provided by underlying managers and Co-Investment sponsors


  • Operate as part of a global team


  • Constantly evaluate processes and procedures for inefficiencies, and make recommendations for improvement
 
Knowledge/Experience:
 

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance with related experience


  • Public accounting experience, a plus


  • Candidate must have enthusiasm for, and comfort with, working in a fast pace environment while maintaining attention to detail


  • Candidate must have strong analytical skills


  • Candidate must have flexibility regarding work hours


  • Candidate must have the ability to quickly learn the intricacies of complex financial instruments


  • Candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, to enable effective interaction with internal and external clients


  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg, Reuters, Interactive Data and MS Office Suite as well as SQL, Unix commands, PERL, etc. is an advantage