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AVP – Valuations & Analytics, Private Equity

Blackstone | New York, NY

Job Summary

Assist in day-to-day management of the team including, but not limited to, deliverable tracking, model development, valuation model reviews, presentation to the senior leaders, and completion of ad-hoc deliverables. Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or similar discipline. 5+ years of experience in valuations, transaction services, a private equity fund, consulting, or other relevant analytical roles.

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Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. 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 $1 trillion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis.

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Job Title: Portfolio Management – Private Equity Valuations & Analytics, AVP

Blackstone’s Portfolio Management – Portfolio Valuations and Analytics team is looking for an AVP to support the Private Equity (“PE”) group. The core focus of the group is to prepare, evaluate, analyze, and summarize portfolio investment valuation results for PE. In addition to valuations, the team is called upon to handle a variety of ad-hoc and recurring analyses related to portfolio monitoring and reporting.

Responsibilities:

* Assist in the day-to-day management of the team including, but not limited to, deliverable tracking, model development, valuation model reviews, presentation to the senior leaders, and completion of ad-hoc deliverables
* Lead the completion of valuation models in line with Blackstone’s valuation policy as well as requisite external guidance
* Drive the onboarding process for new portfolio investments and ensure proper data collection procedures are in place
* Manage the annual audit as well as interim reviews with third-party valuation firms
* Drive enhancements and improvements to the group’s valuations and reporting processes, procedures, offshore resources, and use of technology
* Manage the creation and development of presentation materials to effectively communicate results within PE and wider Blackstone
* Assist in the presentation of valuation results to various internal committees, external auditors, and limited partners
* Assist in the ongoing training and development of the analysts and associates
* Work closely with PE Management Reporting to provide inputs as well as other portfolio investment information to aid in the completion of planning deliverables
* Maintain relationships with core constituencies including deal professionals, Institutional Client Services, Portfolio Operations, Accounting, Operations and Finance teams

This is designed to be a role involving mentorship with trajectory toward greater managerial responsibilities based on performance.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or similar discipline
* CFA and/or CPA a plus
* 5+ years of experience in valuations, transaction services, a private equity fund, consulting, or other relevant analytical roles
* Proven ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires execution of recurring deliverables as well as projects and initiatives in support of a rapidly growing business
* Thorough understanding of ASC 820 and corresponding valuation guidance
* Familiarity with a wide range of valuation approaches (e.g., income, market, yield analysis, OPM, contingent claims, PWERM, etc.)
* Strong interpersonal skills, high EQ, and the ability to confidently and competently handle interactions with deal professionals, asset management, and portfolio company representatives
* Self-motivated individual with strong work ethic and attention to detail
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Confidence presenting to large groups of senior leaders (e.g., Firmwide Valuation Committee, Board of Directors)
* Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint is required
* Proficiency in iLevel a plus
* Experience managing a team of at least 3 individuals a plus

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  • Compensation: $ 180,000
  • Min Education: BA/BS
  • Min Experience: 5 years