Private Equity - Valuations Associate (Finance) Private Equity - Valuations Associate (Finance) …

Blackstone US
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Aug 19
Competitive
Blackstone US
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Aug 19
Competitive
Private Equity - Valuations Associate (Finance)
Job Description:

Private Equity - Valuations Associate (Finance)

Firm Overview:

Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with $457 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

Business Unit: Private Equity

Business Unit Overview:
With approximately $126 billion of assets under management, Blackstone's private equity business has been a global leader since 1985. We uncover value by identifying great companies and enhancing their performance by providing strategic capital and outstanding management talent. We aim to grow stronger enterprises, create jobs, and enable our portfolio companies to build lasting value for our investors, their employees and all stakeholders.

Job Title: Financial Associate

Job Description:

  • Assisting with updating valuation templates each quarter, including discounted cash flow (DCF), performance multiple (PM) and other valuation models
  • Compiling documentation to support actual financial and company comparable assumptions used in the valuation models
  • Assessing underlying assumptions used to develop DCF, performance multiples, and other valuations
  • Maintaining, preparing and analyzing summary valuation and performance schedules
  • Participating in discussions with and provide deliverables to various constituents, including Deal Analysts, Investor Relations, and Senior Management as well as External and Internal Audit groups
  • Updating quarterly planning models to reflect actual performance, and roll future cash flows. Completing variance analyses
  • Assessing value creation drivers that have contributed to changes in valuations over the holding period of each investment
  • Assisting in enhancing the group's reporting processes, procedures and analytics
  • Participating in various group initiatives and projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or a quantitative discipline (preferred), or 3 to 5 years of experience in a financial role, and a strong GPA
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to adapt to new challenges in a dynamic and fast paced environment while handling multiple projects
  • Keen attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize deliverables and meet demanding deadlines
  • Ability to work well within a team-oriented environment or individually
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Previous valuation experience and working knowledge of Capital IQ and Bloomberg are a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint is required
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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