Finance - BAAM, PV&A - Assistant Vice President

Job Description:

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Job Title: Blackstone Alternative Asset Management Portfolio Valuations and Analytics ("PV&A") - Assistant Vice President

Business Unit: BAAM

BAAM:

Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM®) manages approximately $82billion across a diversified set of businesses, including a customized portfolio solutions business, a special situations platform, a business that purchases GP stakes in alternative asset managers, an open-ended mutual fund platform, and an emerging manager seeding business. BAAM invests across a variety of asset classes and strategies to create solutions for its investors. Through its sharp focus on clients' goals, a rigorous due-diligence process and access to Blackstone's global insights, BAAM strives to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns across market cycleswhile mitigating downside risk during stressed market environments.

Job Description:

Blackstone Alternative Asset Management ("BAAM") group is looking for an AVP for its Portfolio Valuations and Analytics team. The core focus of the group is to prepare, evaluate, analyze, and summarize portfolio investment valuation results for BAAM including the Strategic Capital, BSOF, and Horizons products.

  • Assist in day-to-day management of the team including, but not limited to, deliverable tracking, model development, valuation model reviews, presentation to 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 BAAM and wider Blackstone

  • Assist in the presentation of valuation results to various internal committees, external auditors, and limited partners

  • Assist in the on-going training and development of analysts

  • Work closely with BAAM Management Reporting 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, Operations, Accounting, and Finance teams

  • This is designed to be a player/coach role 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)

  • 6+ years of private valuation experience in "Big 4" transaction services, a private equity fund, hedge fund or third-party valuation services provider

  • 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, 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

  • A self-motivated individual with strong work ethic and attention to detail

  • 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

  • Experience managing a team of at least 3 individuals 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.

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