Valuation Analyst

  • Aanbod Dynamic role in international private equity | Amsterdam
  • Vakgebied Finance
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10028713
  • Locatie Amsterdam
  • Type overeenkomst In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche Finance

Over deze vacature

The Valuation Analyst role presents a unique opportunity to operate at the center of the global private equity market as part of a dynamic and growing international team based in Amsterdam. This position will be responsible for supporting the implementation and ongoing execution of AlpInvest’s valuation policy and related processes, as well as continuing refinement and development of valuation models and tools used in the ongoing valuation of investments in the portfolio.


Together with two existing Valuation Analysts and the Valuation Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the implementation and ongoing execution of AlpInvest’s valuation policy and related processes. You will play a critical role in the refinement and development of valuation methodology, models and tools. With oversight from the Valuation Manager, you will execute the day-to-day running of the various valuation models and systems, including quality control over the inputs and outputs. This is of particular importance given the data-driven nature of the valuations.

You will be responsible for performing valuation analytics and data management, internal/external valuation reporting and tracking valuation deliverables. You will work closely with the rest of the team to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the firm’s valuations and contribute to the ongoing refinement of valuation processes.

You will report to the Valuation Manager, and will collaborate with the Valuation Committee, Investment Professionals, Portfolio & Risk Analysis, Investment & Financial Accounting, and Legal and Compliance teams within AlpInvest, in addition to external auditors and external valuation specialists, where required.

Primary Responsibilities

Key job functions include:

  • Valuation Models/Tools and Technology (25% of time)
    • Responsible for the day-to-day flow of information/data between valuation and accounting tools and teams
    • Perform quality control checks on input and output valuation data
    • Maintain and update existing valuation models/tools and develop new valuation models
    • Interact with the global technology team, Investment Accounting, Investment Teams and Portfolio and Risk Analysis to ensure the accuracy and completeness of valuation related data in the accounting system
    • Work closely with valuation process stakeholders on valuation issues
  • Investment/Fund Level Valuation Metrics and Reporting (20% of time)
    • Prepare and update monthly fund and investment valuation analytics and reports
    • Assist in developing and maintaining trending and other key management reports
    • Maintain valuation database and assist/facilitate interactions between the database and downstream systems
    • Create ad-hoc reports as required
  • Monthly Valuation Process (55% of time)
    • Assist in the preparation of co-investment and portfolio finance valuations and the day-to-day execution of the fund valuation procedures
    • Maintain and update key valuation inputs for use in valuation models, including key events related to portfolio companies
    • Perform daily controls, checks and procedures to monitor performance of valuation tools and validate results throughout the month and at month end
    • Interact and coordinate with Investment Accounting and Portfolio and Risk Analysis on valuation committee meetings and monthly/quarterly deliverables
    • Prepare monthly deliverables for valuation committee and management
    • Assist with identifying and developing standard processes to streamline the valuation process and increase efficiency in which valuations are prepared


The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with $376 billion of assets under management and more than half of the AUM managed by women, across 519 investment vehicles as of June 30, 2022. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, Carlyle has grown into one of the world's largest and most successful investment firms, with nearly 1,900 professionals operating in 26 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Carlyle places an emphasis on development, retention and inclusion as supported by our internal processes and seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, which range from public and private pension funds to wealthy individuals and families to sovereign wealth funds, unions and corporations. Carlyle invests across three segments - Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions - and has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation.

Department Description

AlpInvest is a leading global private equity investor with over $65 billion of assets under management as per June 30, 2022. Approximately 75% of these funds are invested in private equity funds globally, including secondary transactions, with the remainder invested directly in companies as a co-investor (equity and mezzanine) in Europe, North America and non-traditional markets. The company has approximately 200 employees based primarily in Amsterdam, New York and Hong Kong. AlpInvest is part of The Carlyle Group.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Carlyle, we know that diverse teams perform better, so we seek to create a community where we continually exchange insights, embrace different perspectives and leverage diversity as a competitive advantage. That is why we are committed to growing and cultivating teams that include people with a variety of perspectives, people who provide unique lenses through which to view potential deals, support and run our business. 


Dynamic role in international private equity;

  • You will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment
  • You will be joining a (highly educated) team that is passionate about private equity and increasing the scalability of current systems and tools to accommodate the rapid growth of our client's investor and product base

In addition to a competitive salary, our client offers:

  • Bonus
  • 13th month
  • Development opportunities


Education & Certificates

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Econometrics or Mathematics
  • CFA or progress towards CFA is a plus

Professional Experience

  • 1 year of experience; experience in quantitative analysis, valuation concepts, financial modelling a plus
  • Excellent academic qualifications
  • Experience with fair value accounting (US GAAP and IFRS) and knowledge of valuation concepts regarding debt/equity financial instruments
  • Experience with database systems

Competencies & Attributes

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Knowledge of R-studio and/or SQL or other coding language a plus
  • Highly motivated and driven – able to work longer hours during key busy periods
  • Highly organized and efficient – must be able to process a large volume of information and manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to work across departments and teams in a collaborative and efficient manner
  • Able to communicate in English clearly and effectively - both in writing and verbally
  • Detail-oriented
  • Effectively identifies issues and formulates solutions
  • Able to work independently and proactively manage responsibilities to completion
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel