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Deloitte Valuation & Analytics Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

The Valuation & Analytics ("V&A") team is looking for a Consultant to join its team. This team provides valuation and analytical services related to financial instruments for Deloitte's clients in North America and worldwide. The Consultant may work on the valuation of financial instruments (such as fixed income, equity, and credit derivatives, structured products, and other financial instruments) for both internal and external clients, and may also be involved in consulting services related to quantitative analytics.

Work you'll do

The V&A service area is comprised of practitioners with skills related to the understanding and application of technical accounting standards, financial reporting, valuation techniques and methodologies for derivatives, financial instruments, and other investment products, forward price curve development methodologies, quantitative risk assessment and forecasting models, structured finance transactions, cash flow modeling, data integrity, data modeling, statistical sampling, capital markets transaction support and due diligence. In addition, with experience and training in the audit approach and testing procedures, many V&A professionals provide subject matter assistance to audit engagement teams.

Sample consultant responsibilities may include:

  • ā€¸Performing independent pricing of financial instruments

  • Building and executing data analytics to support audit objectives, using tool such as SAS, R, SQL, ACL, Tableau, Power BI, Python, Visual Basic and others

  • Evaluating whether a client's Allowance for Credit Losses (ACL) methodology is reasonable and consistent with GAAP accounting

  • Preparing audit documentation of valuations

  • Collaborating with audit teams across companies of all sizes and across multiple industries

  • Building and managing relationships and communications with audit team members

  • Presenting complex information in an understandable manner

You'll have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside leading professionals across diverse industries while building your professional skills in a variety of valuation and analytical techniques.

The team

Our audits are fueled by more than just technology - what sets us apart are our insightful professionals, collaborative culture, and commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. Our audit professionals apply a streamlined, intelligent approach to the audit, enabled by innovative tools and technologies. Quality is our top priority, and by focusing on innovation, we continue to raise the bar on quality and deliver greater value to our clients. Learn more about Deloitte Audit.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in information systems, statistics, business analytics, math, economics, industrial & operations engineering, computer engineering, decision sciences or data sciences or related field with relevant coursework.

  • Strong academic track record (minimum GPA of 3.0).

  • Relevant work experience (i.e. internships, full-time).

  • Familiarity with analytical and visualization software packages/tools/languages (i.e. SAS, R, SQL, ACL, Tableau, Power BI, Python, Visual Basic).

  • Familiarity with and interested in financial markets, financial instrument valuation (including derivatives and structured products), trading, deal structuring or risk management.

  • Experience with managing large data sets is a plus.

  • Understanding of financial instrument valuation concepts is desired and experience with derivatives and complex financial instruments valuation is a plus.

  • Strong analytical and computer skills including experience with quantitative analysis technical tools such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv-Eikon, Crystal Ball, or SuperDerivatives are a plus.

  • Background in derivatives finance, including detailed knowledge of derivatives theory and securities pricing and financial instrument types and structures is a plus.

  • Experience with Asset Liability Management (ALM) or Counterparty Valuation Adjustment (CVA) is a plus.

  • Experience with wholesale/retail credit models (i.e. PD/LGD/ALLL), interest rate risk, counterparty credit risk, and/or operational risk models is a plus.

  • Experience with SPAN/clearing/margin models is a plus.

  • Experience with economic capital models is a plus.

  • Experience with insurance/actuarial models is a plus.

  • Ability to explain difficult financial modeling/valuation concepts to diverse audiences and to experts at various clients.

  • Candidate needs to be comfortable providing technical assistance and financial modeling expertise to non-technical clients and internal teams.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Travel up to 10% may be required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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