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2021 - Summer - Consulting Associate - Financial Consulting - Valuation Services

At RSM, consulting associates work with large and small companies in various industries. They develop strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their businesses and challenges. Associates work on multiple team engagements simultaneously, including several pieces of any particular assignment. Working in a mutually respectful team environment helps our associates perform at their best and integrate their careers with their personal lives. 

Business Valuation Consulting Associates provide quality services to clients focused on financial analysis. You will use your strong analytical skills to develop quality solutions to meet client requirements. Business Valuation Consulting Associates work on a variety of assignments, including business enterprise valuations (closely held businesses, corporations, FLPs, LLCs, other corporate entities), purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment testing, intellectual property valuations, and employee stock option valuations. Business Valuation Consulting Associates also work on comprehensive debt and equity valuations for many purposes such as investment analysis, capital budgeting, management planning, merger and acquisition transactions, financial reporting, gift and estate tax and litigation.  

Examples of candidate's responsibilities include: 

Gathering financial data and subject company information through direct interactions with client personnel and RSM audit and tax personnel 
Performing in depth client, industry, market and competitor research 
Building financial models discounted cash flow, market multiple, market transaction and option pricing analyses  
Performing financial analysis 
Applying valuation methodologies 
Writing business valuation and litigation support reports, including economic, industry, and company analyses, and application of business valuation approaches and methods 
Developing business proposals and presentations communicated to current and prospective clients 

Basic Qualifications: 

Working towards B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent from an accredited university   
Currently pursuing or recently completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Business Administration (with a concentration in Finance) from an accredited University 
Minimum of 3.0 GPA preferred 
Ability to travel locally and nationally 
An interest in focusing on middle market companies 
Ability to partner with other lines of business (assurance, tax and other consulting personnel) 
Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment 
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and thrive on a steep learning curve 
Natural aptitude for solving problems and critical thinking 
Ability to articulate, write and present information in a clear and understandable manner  
Ability to balance multiple priorities (time management) 
Desire to learn and grow  

Preferred Qualifications: 

Strong computer skills, including MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint a must) 
Understanding of basic financial concepts (NPV, DCF, WACC, etc.) 
Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision  
Driven to exceed client expectations  
Strong organizational skills