Senior Financial Associate
Financial Advisory Services Complex Financial Instruments Senior Associate Grant Thornton 10/8/2019 6:22:50 AM JOB ID: 044958 Specialty: Boston, Massachusetts
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Corporate Finance – Complex Financial Instruments Senior Associate
Grant Thornton’s Advisory business lines are designed to create, protect, and transform value. Transaction Services (create value) works hand-in-hand with the other two business lines, Business Risk Services (protect value) and Business Consulting and Technology (transform value). Transaction Services (TS) delivery model includes the entire transaction lifecycle enabling engagement opportunities throughout the lifetime of a deal. TS services includes Diligence, Corporate Finance, Operations, Tax and Markets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead projects and services in business valuation analysis and modeling.
Perform enterprise and complex financial instrument valuations, such as equity instruments in complex capital structures, options, warrants, debt, and contingent consideration (earnouts).
Utilize advanced statistical and financial concepts in building models including Monte Carlo simulation, binomial lattices (equity and interest rate models), and real options.
Oversee and perform data- and document-intensive financial analysis and modeling/projections, strategic analysis, economic and statistical analysis, valuation analysis, and industry research.
Oversee and perform research to establish positions on valuation matters, document management, referencing from source documents to analysis, and file preparation.
Write reports and internal memos to file.
Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, make sure deadlines are met, and lead change efforts effectively.
Maintain active communication with engagement team regarding interim and final deadline, percent of completion, etc.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor degree in Economics, Finance, Financial Engineering, Financial Mathematics or related quantitative discipline and 2 years of related work experience in complex financial instruments.
Demonstrated aptitude in quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex financial instruments desired, including building models for such applications.
Highly analytical with expertise in financial analysis and modeling, econometrics, statistics, and regression analysis.
Accounting, finance, financial engineering and economics knowledge; proficiency in US GAAP preferred.
High level of expertise with software packages such as Excel and Word.
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to client sites.
Progression towards certification/license such as CFA or other quantitatively-intensive certifications and valuation credentials such as CVA, ABV, or ASA preferred.
PREFERRED ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
MATLAB experience preferred.
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) experience preferred.
Demonstration of experience in developing complex models with other quantitative analysis tools, such as Stata, R, R Studio, Python with Numpy, Pandas, and Matplotlib is preferred if the candidate does not have experience with MATLAB or VBA.
Ability to work additional hours as needed and up to 10-15% travel to various client sites.
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