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Job Description: 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 $554 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, growth equity, opportunistic, 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.
Job Title: Tactical Opportunities Valuations - Director
Job Description: Blackstone's Tactical Opportunities ("Tac Opps") group is looking for an Director for its Valuations team. The core focus of the group is to prepare, evaluate, analyze, and summarize portfolio investment valuation results for Tac Opps. The responsibilities include:
Assist in day-to-day management of the team including, but not limited to, deliverable tracking, presentation reviews, valuation model reviews, 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, and use of technology
Manage the creation and development of presentation materials to effectively communicate results within Tac Opps and with other groups at Blackstone
Assist in the presentation of valuation results to various internal committees, external auditors, and limited partners
Work closely with Tac Opps FP&A to provide inputs as well as other portfolio investment information to aid in the completion of business forecasts and other planning deliverables
Maintain relationships with core constituencies including: Asset Management, deal professionals, Investor Relations, and Finance teams
This is designed to be a player/coach role with trajectory toward greater managerial responsibilities based on performance
Qualifications: Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who work well in a team-driven working group, are highly motivated, intelligent, have sound judgment and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. The successful candidate must have:
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or similar discipline (CFA and/or CPA a plus)
6-8 years of private valuation experience in "Big 4" transaction services, a private equity fund, hedge fund or third party valuation services provider
1+ years of experience managing a team of at least 3 individuals
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging 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, 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
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Confidence presenting to large groups of senior individuals (e.g. Firmwide Valuation Committee, Board of Directors)
Proficiency in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint is required
Proficiency in iLevel a plus
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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