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Investment Valuation Senior Consultant

Ernst & Young Services S.A.
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15 Dec 2021

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Investment Valuation Senior Consultant (M/F) – Real Estate Audit in Luxembourg

You will deliver value to the RE Audit Dept and their Clients by providing specialist knowledge, insight and objectivity in support of the audit for financial reporting purposes. You have excellent analytical and communication skills and can clearly explain technical valuation topics in simple terms with all levels of the organization.

You have the skillset to competently review valuation reports throughout Europe, the UK and wider international jurisdictions covering the main institutional asset classes. You have an appreciation of what constitutes relevant comparable evidence and its importance in the assessment of reliability in the valuation process. You will communicate with Clients and Independent Valuers and where, necessary, challenge methods, assumptions, valuation rationale and conclusions with professional skepticism.

You ensure that valuation professional standards, and local legal and regulatory requirements are adhered to from a valuation perspective and have a sound appreciation of the principles of the Red Book Global, IVS and IFRS 13.

As a Specialist, you organize, manage and deliver internal valuation related trainings, develop and maintain an industry network and participate in wider industry working committees and events.

About You

You are a RICS Registered Valuer with a thorough understanding and practical experience of the main investment valuation methods; the Investment Method, DCF and the Residual methods.

You possess outstanding analytical capability and are comfortable analysing and interpreting valuation results from all manner of methods and techniques. You take pride in your work and possess the diligence, discipline and resourcefulness that ensures your opinions of value are credible and accurate.

You have an inquisitive and open mind and can appreciate alternative valuation perspectives and local market practices. You have the courage and confidence to challenge and discuss the views of other professionals when necessary.

You are motivated by continuous professional development and the development of others and have a keen interest in the wider macro-economic issues and their effect on RE markets.

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Member of RICS and accredited as Registered Valuer or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years relevant valuation experience within the EU and/or the UK;
  • Demonstrable analytical and numerical excellence;
  • Proven valuation objectivity and integrity;
  • Working knowledge of residual appraisals and the income capitalisation methods of valuation;
  • Familiarity of trade-related or Profits Method valuations;
  • Sound appreciation of valuation standards;
  • A fluent level of English;
  • Proficiency in French and/or German will be advantageous but not essential;
  • Excellent communication, presentation, coaching and report writing skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team and flexibility to work on multiple engagement often under challenging timescales;
  • IT proficiency and a working familiarity with Argus, MS Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.

We offer a friendly yet challenging work environment in the hub of the European fund industry based in Luxembourg.

Our Clients include some of the largest names in the RE Fund Industry and invest in institutional grade assets and development projects in all stages of the RE lifecycle. The spectrum of investment styles actively managed by our Clients is comprehensive from core to opportunistic funds within the Private and Public fund industries.

You will have exposure to the valuation network of most commercial markets throughout Europe, the UK and further afield including both traditional and emerging sectors.

Application process

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

In our recruitment process, you will be contacted first for an initial phone call to get to you know a bit more and discuss salary and packages. Then you will be invited for some interviews either in our office or via Skype. Eventually you will be informed of our decision.

If what you read inspires you, then do not hesitate to click on the apply button or contact Korian Belkaid ( and we’d love to hear more from you because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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