Valuation analysts conduct tasks such as financial statement analyses; due diligence on specific economic, industry, and client company issues; and documentation that supports the firm's audit teams and clients.
Some of the bigger companies hiring are:
- Ernst & Young
- Colliers International
As well as:
- Private equity firms
- In-house finance departments
Salary varies widely between valuation analysts depending on the company and the analyst's experience, The median salary is $62,359, with additional bonus opportunities.
How to get there:
In order to become a Valuation Analyst a bachelor's degree in management, economics, business, finance, accounting, or another business field is required. Although graduate school is not mandatory, a master’s degree in business, finance, or accounting is a plus. Sometimes, accountancy graduate programs even offer a valuation track.
Once you have experience in the field, you can apply to take an exam to become a CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst).
- Experience with valuations of business entities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Solid research and analytical skills
- Interest in finance
One could could advance from valuation analyst to partner, CFO, or CEO.
- Composition I and Advanced Composition/Writing
- CMN 101- Public Speaking
- CMN 211- Business Communication
- ECON 460- Financial Economics
- ECON 471- Intro to Applied Econometrics
- FIN 221- Corporate Finance
- *Actuarial Courses (MATH & FIN)
Relevant Clubs & Organizations:
- Illini Business Financials
- Finance Club
- Econ Club
- Illini Statistics Club