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Financial Analyst - Financial Advisory Services (Dispute & Financial Expert Opinions)

at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Reference #: 2404

Job Description

Los Angeles

Experience Type:

Financial Advisory Services

Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory practices. Our transaction expertise and leadership in the field of valuation inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, retained counsel, investors, and business owners we serve. In 2017, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 U.S. M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years.

Our stability, integrity, technical leadership, and global capabilities make us a trusted advisor for clients worldwide, across a wide range of services, including Transaction Opinions, Transaction Advisory Services, Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation, Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services, Real Estate Valuation & Advisory Services, Dispute Resolution Consulting, and Tech+IP Advisory.


Experienced Financial Analyst positions are available in the Financial Advisory Services (FAS) business’s Dispute Resolution and Financial Expert Opinions practice. You will play a key role on our engagement teams, which typically comprise at least one Managing Director, Vice President, Associate, and one or more Financial Analysts. As a Financial Analyst in our Dispute Resolution and Financial Expert Opinions practice, your primary activities will include assisting with sales and marketing initiatives constructing and reviewing valuation, lost profits/business damages, and other financial models performing financial statement analysis; performing forensic accounting analysis; performing economic, industry, and other types of research participation in client and team meetings designing and drafting deliverables and work product and presenting analyses and conclusions internally to review committees.

Qualified candidates will have additional accountability for development of project approach, oversight, methodologies, and analytical frameworks, and have incremental client visibility and responsibilities, including marketing initiatives and business development.


Houlihan Lokey offers a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter, highly collaborative, creative, outgoing, and possesses strong financial analysis, modeling, and valuation skills.

  • B.A./B.S./B.B.A./Masters in finance, accounting, business, or applied economics

  • Course work in accounting and finance

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research and analytical abilities

  • A fundamental understanding of financial valuation and lost profits theory, methodologies, and applications

  • Strong knowledge of Excel

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with team members

  • Exceptional work ethic is crucial

Candidates who have worked in a Big Four environment in valuation/dispute practices or national litigation consulting firms are preferred. Prior investment banking, finance and accounting, or similar relevant experience also beneficial no Class of 2019 graduates, please.

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