Valuation Analyst - (Contractor to full-time)

New York, United States expand job description ↓

Description

About Gust:

Gust, the world’s largest online platform connecting founders and early-stage investors, is seeking an entrepreneurial individual with a strong financial background to join our valuation team.


About Gust Valuation:

  • The leading, technology-centric valuation provider to over 2,000 private companies.
  • Our clients include VC backed companies including Visual.ly, Blue Bottle Coffee, Codecademy, Refinery29, Scribd, Iconology, Major League Gaming and many more.


What you will do:

  • Perform 409A valuation analyses on a wide range of private companies within various industries.
  • Design and work with financial models for discounted cash flow, market multiple, market transaction and option pricing analyses.
  • Independently gather data pertinent to the engagement through direct client interaction.
  • Assist in preparing and presenting the results of our analysis in a clear and concise manner.
  • Perform in-depth client, industry, market and competitor research.

Requirements

Hard facts about you:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or accounting from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong interest in valuation or venture capital.
  • High GPA (above 3.2) and/or history of being a top performer with a strong work ethic.
  • Direct valuation experience is a plus but not required.
  • Excel proficiency.

Soft facts about you:

  • A curious mind: You read Hacker News, WIRED, TechCrunch, WSJ.D.
  • An entrepreneur: You roll-up your sleeves and figure out how to solve puzzles.
  • A teacher: You understand that what we do is complex, and take the time to explain it to our clients, their attorney and VCs.
  • Self-motivated: We’re flexible and allow working from home when it makes sense. You understand what is expected of you, and go above and beyond.
  • Fast learner: We work in a fast-paced environment, and expect that you can keep up.

Benefits

You’ll get

  • Competitive pay.
  • Opportunity for a full-time position.
  • Exposure to C-suite executives at new, exciting, and creative companies.
  • Potential to develop additional products for the Company and help us grow.
  • Working in an amazing office environment (Open space office located in Manhattan’s NoMad district, catered weekly lunches and breakfasts, monthly massages, ping-pong table, and a whole lot of learning).

What you won't do:

  • Typical office hours: When demand is high, we expect that you rise with the occasion. When demand is low, we let you choose how to add value. As a small Company, your efforts and contributions are clear.
  • Mindless work: We are a technology-centric company. What needs to be automated has been automated. You will not be doing formatting, or manually copy-and-pasting when there are APIs and software for that.
  • Be punished for asking questions: We are a lean company, and we love to help each other. We grow if you grow.
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