Analyst
Davidson Companies - Costa Mesa, CA

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Work closely with deal teams. Provide astute financial analysis which synthesizes complex information into articulate reports. Work on strategic assignments, providing meaningful participation on virtually all elements of a transaction from marketing to closing. Role is divided into four core areas: financial modeling; crafting compelling, accurate presentations from complex financial data; conducting extensive research leveraging the Internet and other published periodicals; and conducting analysis on client companies utilizing Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other tools.

Qualifications: (Including specific Education and License requirements)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or Finance, but will consider seniors (with outstanding academic achievement ) in line to graduate by end of 2012

  • Superior work ethic and a drive for perfection

  • Ability to perform under deadline pressure

  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills

  • Excellent critical thinking skills

  • Strong quantitative and technical / computers skills (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Major in Finance, Accounting, Business or Economics.

  • Strong understanding of financial statement analysis, the M&A process and company valuation techniques (DCF, EVA, public company multiples, transaction multiples).

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.

Duties:
  • Provide the following support, as needed, to Deal Teams:

    • Develop original financial models that provide a valuation assessment on public and private companies through comparable company analysis, precedent transaction analysis, leveraged buy-out analysis and discounted cash flow analysis.

    • Create target lists, participate in marketing projects and prepare pitch presentations.

    • Compile buyers' lists for sell-side mandates (or target lists for buy-side mandates) through databases, in-house data and industry information.

    • Assist with other business development initiatives by preparing industry analyses and thought pieces that highlight the Firm's understanding of industry trends, issues and outlooks.

    • Gather client industry information from primary and secondary research sources including the Internet, trade publications and periodicals.

    • Perform financial analyses on client companies.

    • Use research and financial analysis to draft Pitch Books, Information Memorandums, Précis and other marketing documents.

  • Develop executive documentation and presentations.

  • Anticipate the needs of deal teams.

  • Communicate and work effectively with others.

  • Actively participate in team meetings; promote team atmosphere and work well to resolve conflicts

  • Gain confidence and trust of both colleagues and clients.