Business Valuation Analyst

Figure out how much a business is worth.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$44,000 – $142,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Business Valuation Analysts do?

Business Valuation Analysts walk the line between the roles of an Accountant and a knowledgeable Lawyer. When it comes to buying or selling a business – or reporting money matters for legal reasons – a company turns to you — a Business Valuation Analyst. They know your skills and honesty make you the prime candidate to fairly report a business’s true worth right down to the last shining penny.

When you’re a Business Valuation Analyst, often the client you work for is not the business you’re reviewing. Perhaps a company landed in hot water for shady accounting practices, or is being bought out by a larger fish in the corporate sea. It’s extremely important to have an unbiased person – meaning someone who has no interest in the company and therefore no reason to lie about what they find – to review the company’s money matters.

If the fictional company Sir Pets-O-Lot wants to buy out Miss Kitty’s Catnip Emporium, Sir Pets-O-Lot wants a fair deal. They call you, the Business Valuation Analyst, and ask for your formal opinion on how much Miss Kitty’s is worth. After reviewing the paperwork for Miss Kitty’s, you determine that business is booming and Sir Pets-O-Lot will need to fork over a hefty sum of cash to buy Miss Kitty’s out.

While you may not have a cape or the ability to fly, you’re still a financial superhero making sure businesses are paid what they’re worth and that everyone goes home happy at the end of the day.


Should I be a Business Valuation Analyst?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Trust Evaluation Supervisor

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