Senior Valuation Analyst Senior Valuation Analyst …

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Jun 21
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Jun 21
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Posted by:
Oliver Cannon • Executive Recruitment Partner
Posted by:
Oliver Cannon
Executive Recruitment Partner
To manage key processes around the production of investment values for illiquid credit assets and complex securities, including the performance of investment valuations, for the Investment segment of USS

Key responsibilities

  • Primary focus on the oversight and performance of regular valuations of illiquid fixed income and complex security investments
  • Preparation of valuation reports in line with regular valuation timetable
  • Oversight of periodic re-pricing of OTC derivative and securitisation investments
  • Formulating and robustly defending valuation opinions
  • Review of draft valuations performed by junior valuation staff
  • Development and update of valuation models
  • Collation of underlying financial data from investment managers, providing relevant challenge where necessary
  • Oversight and performance of valuation due diligence reviews
  • Attendance at Fair Value Committee meetings to provide relevant technical input to the Committee as required
  • Communication of key judgements and conclusions to investment accounting function
  • Documentation of procedures and controls
  • Preparation of committee reports
  • Assisting with the review and challenge of externally performed property valuations
  • Oversight of key administrative duties for the investment valuations function
  • Acting as key liaison with financial control
  • Management and delivery 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

 

Your experience

  • Prior experience of both the oversight and performance of valuations of illiquid credit / fixed income assets as the primary function of a previous or existing role
  • Extensive prior experience of drafting valuation reports for use by a number of parties (e.g. external auditors)
  • 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 & financial modelling skills, working with integrated forecast models for large businesses
  • Experience of dealing with external clients or influencing at senior level within an organisation
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