The Financial Analyst is integral to a team of finance professionals that undertake corporate projects in connection with Enterprise and IP valuations and fairness opinions, securities, design, equity and purchase price allocation, and transactional analysis of private and public companies, partnerships, and private equity funds. The primary responsibilities of the Financial Analyst are securities/company analysis, discounted cash flow modeling, financial statement analysis, public company comparisons, economic research, and deliverable drafting. Additional responsibilities include the support of Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Associates and other Financial Analysts in processing client accounts; monitoring client status; reporting project progress and issues; reviewing client financial information; researching, reviewing and summarizing relevant economic data and other industry information; creating due diligence materials; creating client spreadsheets, including summary financial statements, ratio and common-size analyses and valuation models; and composing discussions regarding the financial analysis for valuation reports.
Cogent in San Francisco is seeking one full-time financial analyst with a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting. Successful candidates will have completed several courses in finance and accounting with a 3.4 minimum GPA. Candidates should possess excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. A working knowledge of capital markets accompanied by work experience demonstrating financial analysis, corporate finance, or budgeting and planning skills is desirable.
About Cogent Valuation
Cogent Valuation is a nationally recognized firm that has provided independent valuation and financial advisory opinions in thousands of assignments since 1991. Cogent Valuation provides financial opinions, securities valuation, and corporate advisory services to corporations, institutions, agencies, fiduciaries, partnerships and individuals requiring an expert’s opinion on pricing, structure, fairness, financial reporting or solvency in connection with: mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, financial reporting, equity allocation, LBOs, ESOPs, taxes, litigation, intangible assets and fraudulent transfers.