Maybe its just me (since I have selective reading, could very well be true) but when accounting firms and different groups within accounting firms are brought up "Business Valuations" is always asked about. So I thought would do an AMA on the mysterious world of Business Valuations.
Here's a quick rundown of my background:
Graduated semi-target state school>>>Back Office (Funds Accounting) at a BB>>>Independent Valuations Firm>>>Valuations group within accounting firm (BDO/McGladrey/GT)>>>Corp Dev.
I have about three years of experience within business valuations from both the independent/boutique side and the accounting firm side so I can speak to my experiences at both (recruiting, type of work, exits etc). I know there are a lot of people who are also trying to move frompositions to type roles, to which I can also expand on.
I have just recently moved to Corporate Development (M&A) so I'm not I can speak too much upon the work yet (only one deal so far, but I can try) but I can definitely speak upon the recruiting process.