Profession business valuer

Business valuers provide valuation assessements of business entities, stock and other securities and intangible assets, in order to assist their clients in strategic decision-making procedures such as mergers and acquisitions, litigation cases, bankruptcy, taxation compliance and general restructuring of the companies.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mergers and acquisitions

    The process of joining together separate companies and relatively equal in size, and the purchase of a smaller company by a bigger one. The financial deals, the legal implications, and the consolidation of financial records and statements at the end of the fiscal year.

  • Value-added tax law

    Taxes imposed on the purchase prices of goods and the legislation that governs this activity.

  • Stock market

    The market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued and traded.

  • Financial markets

    The financial infrastructure which permits trading securities offered by companies and individuals govern by regulatory financial frameworks.

  • Financial statements

    The set of financial records disclosing the financial position of a company at the end of a set period or of the accounting year. The financial statements consisting of five parts which are the statement of financial position, the statement of comprehensive income, the statement of changes in equity (SOCE), the statement of cash flows and notes.

  • Tax legislation

    Tax legislation applicable to a specific area of specialisation, such as import tax, government tax, etc.

  • Strategic planning

    The elements defining the foundation and core of an organisation such as its mission, vision, values, and objectives.

  • Business valuation techniques

    The processes to valuate the worth of the assets of the company and the value of the business following techniques such as asset-based approach, business comparison, and past earnings.

  • Market pricing

    Price volatility according to market and price elasticity, and the factors which influence pricing trends and changes in the market in the long and short term.

  • Security of assets legislation

    The current relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice in the field of protecting private and public assets.

Skills

  • Perform asset recognition

    Analyse expenditures to verify whether some may be classified as assets in the case where it is likely that the investment will return profit over time.

  • Trade securities

    Buy or sell tradable financial products such as equity and debt securities on your own account or on behalf of a private customer, corporate customer or credit institution.

  • Value properties

    Examine and evaluate land and buildings in order to make valuations about their price.

  • Analyse business plans

    Analyse the formal statements from businesses which outline their business goals and the strategies they set in place to meet them, in order to assess the feasibility of the plan and verify the business' ability to meet external requirements such as the repayment of a loan or return of investments.

  • Apply strategic thinking

    Apply generation and effective application of business insights and possible opportunities, in order to achieve competitive business advantage on a long-term basis.

  • Perform stock valuation

    Analyse, calculate and appraise the value of the stock of a company. Use mathematic and logarithm in order to determine the value in consideration of different variables.

  • Interpret financial statements

    Read, understand, and interpret the key lines and indicators in financial statements. Extract the most important information from financial statements depending on the needs and integrate this information in the development of the department's plans.

Optional knowledge and skills

determine resale value of items disseminate information on tax legislation public offering advise on tax planning property law use consulting techniques liaise with financiers advise on property value intellectual property law negotiate on asset value business law investment analysis assist with litigation matters manage brand assets estimate value of used goods pricing strategies create a financial report advise on bankruptcy proceedings review investment portfolios compare property values insolvency law liaise with managers