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Valuations Vice President

Santa Monica, CA

Industry: Accounting / Finance Job Number: 2274 Salary: 225,000
Valuations Vice President
 

Do the markets and the valuation process excite you? Look no further! We help  investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most meaningful and ambitious goals in life whether that includes retirement planning, short-term desires, and much more! As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.5 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

 
Team Overview
Global Fund & Accounting Services: Alternatives Operations supports Alternative Investments (AI) and over $110B in assets globally. AI takes a dynamic approach to alternative investments, crafting investment vehicles that increasingly capitalize on evolving opportunities in fast-changing markets. We offer clients strategies designed to provide returns with low correlations to the broad equity and bond markets, including private equity, real estate equity and debt, hedge funds of funds, single strategy hedge funds, long-only absolute return strategies, commodities and structured products. Our alternative investment capabilities are fully coordinated within the  platform, allowing investment teams to capitalize on the firm’ s considerable resources in areas such as risk management, product development, client service and operational support. This role contributes to a team focusing on private credit vehicles investing primarily in bank loans and bonds with some private equity involved as well.
Role Responsibility
  • Lead all aspects of portfolio valuation processes for private credit and related equity valuations, working closely with investment professionals, third-party services and trade desk personnel to ensure timely and accurate valuation determination and reporting
  • Ensure consistency, accuracy and propriety of valuation methodologies, assumptions and practices
  • Conduct valuation committee meetings, leading discussions of valuation reports and pricing
  • Maintain documentation of valuation policies, rationales, processes, overrides and policy exceptions
  • Coordinate with external auditors on quarterly reviews and year-end audits
  • Run SOX processes with regards to valuations, which includes completing documentation of requirements, processes and testing
  • Formulate impairment and write-off analyses
  • Maintain vendor relationships, conduct periodic vendor reviews and perform diligence on new and existing vendors
  • Perform or review periodic tests on pricing quality
  • Execute other ad hoc responsibilities as assigned
Experience
  • Bachelor’ s degree in finance, accounting or similar; MAcc or MBA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, including direct experience and displayed knowledge in ASC 820 valuations
  • CPA or CFA preferred
  • Validated attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Execution under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
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