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Senior Vice President, Financial Valuation and Advisory: Media, Sports, & Entertainment

Company: Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Business Unit:Financial and Valuation AdvisoryIndustry:TMT - Technology, Media & TelecomSalary Range
Houlihan Lokey is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive total compensation package. The firm's good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible salary range for this role at the time of posting is: $180,000.00-$225,000.00Actual salary at the time of hire may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate's relevant qualifications, skills, and experience, as well as the service line and location where this position may be filled. Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past six consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters).Over the past 50 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial and valuation advisory practices. Our transaction expertise and leadership across a wide range of services including Transaction Opinions, Transaction Advisory Services, and Valuation inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, investors, and business owners we serve.Job Purpose:We are growing our Media, Sports, & Entertainment (MSE) team, which covers all of our valuation and financial opinion service lines for entertainment, music, sports, video games, casino gaming, media, broadcasting and publishing, among other sectors. -Our clients run the gamut, from early-stage businesses and midsize companies to large, publicly traded corporations. We understand that an industry driven by innovation and change requires the sophistication of an advisor who can think ahead of the market and utilize solid industry relationships to drive value for clients.As a Senior Vice President, you will generate new business and manage client engagement teams, which range in size from two to five members. The group focuses on complex valuation and analysis related to MSE. -This is an exciting opportunity to help build our practice and leverage the interconnectivity of our investment banking platform.Responsibilities & Deliverables:

  • Serve as principal on client engagements and oversee client deliverables
  • Manage day-to-day tasks and project management for client engagement teams
  • Review board and internal committee review presentations
  • Direct efforts of Vice Presidents, Associates, and Financial Analysts including review of valuation and other financial models
  • Lead sales, marketing, and business development initiatives
  • Maintain a network with prospects to build a pipeline of revenue producing relationships
  • Negotiate client engagement agreements
  • Build complex financial models in excel to assess cash flows of a company and/or value specific securities specific to MSE
  • Present analyses and conclusions internally to review committees and externally to clients' senior management, Board of Directors, and auditors/tax advisors to clients
  • Lead client due diligence meetings
  • Develop project approach, methodologies, and analytical frameworks
  • Perform complex valuation projects utilizing methods including comparable company analysis, precedent transactions, and discounted cash flow analysisBasic Qualifications:
    • 10+ years of professional experience (with significant client business valuation responsibilities) at an investment bank, Big 4 accounting firm (in the valuation group), or a valuation firm
    • Direct Media, Sports and Entertainment valuation experience
    • COVID vaccination required, subject to applicable state and federal law
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
    • Strong knowledge of Excel modeling
    • Strong knowledge of M&A, valuation, accounting, and applied financial theory
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skillsPreferred Qualifications:
      • Current book of business with drive to grow on our platform
      • Practical experience with financial opinions and valuations in the Media, Sports, & Entertainment industry
      • Experience with investment banking, valuation firm and/or Big Four in valuation/transaction opinions in a leadership capacity
      • Experience with project management and managing high performing teams
      • A proven track record of business development and building client relationships
      • Knowledge of fairness and solvency opinions and purchase price allocations
      • MBA and other advanced degrees
      • Intellectually curious and self-motivated
      • Strong analytical abilities
      • Excellent understanding of financial statements analysis with the ability to work through key assumptions, implicit caveats, and limitations
      • An exceptional work ethicWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc., New York , Senior Vice President, Financial Valuation and Advisory: Media, Sports, & Entertainment, Executive , New York, New York

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