Valuation Career Path

Create your own future.

Valuation services is a growing service line in international public accounting firms that operates at the nexus of finance and accounting to affect business decision making on everything from strategy and acquisitions to asset management, restructurings and divestitures.

Public accounting firms are actively seeking to hire intellectually skilled and interpersonally savvy recent graduates into entry-level professional positions within their valuation service lines. As a Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program graduate, these opportunities become available to you.

MAcc Val Career Path Chart

Your future awaits.

The Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program prepares students from a diverse mix of quantitative-based educational disciplines for a unique, exciting career in the valuation service lines of international public accounting firms. As a valuation services professional, you’ll conduct industry and economic research, gather and analyze financial data for clients, research and compile data on comparable companies or transactions and develop and maintain financial models. You’ll be assigned to client service teams for companies ranging from startups to global corporations, in a fast-paced environment.

For those who are ambitious, focused and committed to a career in valuation services, international public accounting firms offer an abundance of opportunities for career growth, recognition, and financial rewards. The most successful valuation services professionals are flexible about specific career plans and open to unforeseen opportunities that may progress them toward their individual goals—including willingness to relocate to major markets where such opportunities may emerge.

Career Support

The Vanderbilt MAcc program is deeply committed to your success. We will provide personalized consultation to you throughout the program, including helping prepare you to succeed in interviews for internship placement. We also facilitate several firm and school-sponsored events to help you learn more about the public accounting profession and career opportunities in this field.

Your individualized support includes:

  • Questions about placement policies and firm involvement
  • Resume critiques
  • Help with networking and corresponding with partner firms and alumni
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Scheduling interviews with firms
  • Scheduling when to attend firm socials and information sessions
  • Answering your questions about CFA and CPA requirements and exam sign-up process
  • Answering your questions about the Schweser CFA and Becker CPA review courses

Immersion Week

Taking place between Mods 1 and 2, Immersion Week is filled with both academic and recruiting activities. During the Seminar in Advanced Audit Topics class, guest speakers from each of the partner firms will lead discussions about a variety of audit subjects, such as legal liability, audit committees, financial statement fraud and the code of conduct for CPAs. You will also take a course on the Essentials of Project Management, preparing you for the duties of your internship. Beyond the classroom, you will have formal interviews during the day and social events at night with each of the partner firms. These events offer unparalleled access to career opportunities through representatives of Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG and PwC.