Business Valuation Intern

Accounting Buffalo, NY


Business Valuation Intern

At Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP we are a locally-owned and operated full-service accounting firm providing businesses and individuals with assurance, accounting, tax, and business consulting services.  Our Firm, located in Amherst, NY, has steadily grown since founded in 1994 to now include over a hundred talented professionals.  Our diverse client base consists of businesses, high net worth individuals and tax-exempt organizations, with experience in various industries including manufacturing/distribution, construction, real estate, not-for-profit, healthcare and professional services. 

At our Firm you will find that we are committed to maintaining high standards of excellence in delivering professional services that exceed our client's expectations and to creating an environment for our people which provides challenging opportunities and an enriching work experience.  We have a caring and nurturing culture where our people individually grow and develop successful and rewarding careers.

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to intern with our business valuation and consulting team.  This individual will directly support our team in developing financial models, performing economic and industry research, and creating presentations and reports that are submitted to our clients.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter and critical thinker, willing to participate in all phases of valuation engagements.  The business valuation intern will work closely with our team members to produce high-quality and unique deliverables to our growing client base.  This is a hands-on internship with substantial on-the-job training and direct exposure to firm leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform valuation analysis on a wide range of closely-held business enterprises within various industries using accepted and relevant valuation approaches and theory
  • Analyze competitive industry dynamics and financial condition of subject companies
  • Evaluate business plans, adjust financial statements and build financial models, including discounted cash flow analyses, capital asset pricing model and asset valuation approaches
  • Prepare proposals, presentations, memos and/or narrative valuation reports detailing methodologies, inputs and assumptions
  • Analyze and synthesize large quantities of data and using various data analysis tools

Required Skills:

  • Pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in finance, accounting or related field
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Strong analytical, comprehension and problem-solving skills; resourceful in delivering high quality work
  • Strong financial statement analysis and research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management and leadership skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Accountability and ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with clients, peers, and other contacts
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team