Consultant Valuation Desk

Netherlands, Utrecht
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Derivative valuations are being challenged as a result of recent crises in the financial markets and an increased complexity of financial regulations. As part of the team at the Valuation Desk, you will perform independent valuations for numerous financial instruments.

We are looking for new talented colleagues who would like to combine their quantitative background with consultancy and finance. Do you like to develop programs, interact with clients and create solutions? Start your career as a Consultant at our unique Valuation Desk!


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Your role

As a Zanders Consultant you will join our ‘Financial Institutions’ team, an international group of 60 highly qualified Financial Risk Management Consultants with a quantitative background (95%). Freedom, responsibility, innovation, fun, teamwork and flexibility play an important role in this team. Your new colleagues are self-starters, experts, eager to push their boundaries and constantly challenge themselves. They are passionate about developing, testing, and validating risk models and providing innovative solutions that have added value for the client is what they like best. To grow our business in North-West Europe, we would like to extend our team.

Your time will be divided between the Valuation Desk and Financial Risk Management projects. This means that you will work for a broad range of clients and sectors. The unique combination of being a subject matter expert at the valuation desk combined with general risk management knowledge will help you to quickly develop your soft skills (e.g., communication, teamwork, project planning).

This role will bring you a variety of tasks and responsibilities. Your work extends beyond performing valuations. You provide customized advice, follow up on questions from our clients and provide support in the discussions with accountants. You will support all our market groups. At the Valuation Desk you will support mainly corporate and public sector clients. In the Risk Management projects you deliver support to the Financial Institutions.

At the Valuation Desk you will support our clients with:

  • Valuation of derivatives (e.g., interest, FX, inflation)
  • Hedge accounting outsourcing (e.g., set-up hedge relations, ineffectiveness testing)
  • Development internal valuation tools (Python, Excel / VBA, FinCad F3)
  • Development internal processes regarding market data

As an expert in Financial Risk Management you will support our clients with:

  • Market and product development
  • The definition of best practices for our clients
  • Participate in the internal knowledge sessions and help provide (internal) training


Skills to be successful

Key assets to be successful are an understanding of financial instruments and strong communication and analytical skills. More specifically, you will need:

  • Master degree in econometrics, mathematical, quantitative finance or related comparable;
  • Interest in financial markets, quantitative modelling and derivatives;
  • A passion for content, problem solving and managing client needs;
  • Independent, flexible and able to manage several projects at the same time;
  • Strong knowledge of programming tools (e.g. R, Python, MatLab, SAS) and attention to details;
  • Fluent in English, Dutch (or another language) is an asset; and
  • Flexible to travel.
  • Living in or relocating to the Netherlands.


What we offer in return

At Zanders you will of course enjoy attractive conditions of employment: a good compensation and working environment alongside our experienced Consultants within our Corporate Clients department. But there is more to look forward to.

Will you be working at Zanders? Then we will offer you:

  • A good balance between work and free time in combination with a healthy work from home ethics and wellness policy.
  • A brand new office is located next to the Central Station Utrecht and is easily accessible by public transport.
  • Our team consists of Treasury, Risk and Finance professionals with a strong analytical background in Finance, Business Administration or Economics. We are an ambitious and enthusiastic team with a focus on fun, team spirit and personal development.
  • And on top of it, enthusiastic and helpful colleagues, good coffee, an annual Zanders trip to a (surprise) location in Europe and other outings and drinks!


Who we are

We are a leading international consultancy firm focused on Treasury Management, Risk Management and Corporate Finance. From our locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, South Africa, Germany and Japan our 220+ consultants service Corporates, Financial Institutions, Public Sector entities and NGO’s. We have a strong ambition to further expand our business.

With the recent investment of our strategic partner, MML Capital, Zanders aims to expand its capabilities and teams in existing international markets and enter new markets/segments. We are therefore looking for candidates like you to join that growth.

We believe that developing our people by investing in them and by sharing knowledge and experiences sets us apart from the crowd and is the key to our success. That is why we create an inspiring work environment and foster our open, family atmosphere in which freedom, fun and flexibility play an important role. It is also why we aim to make our next project even more exciting and challenging.


By applying for a role at Zanders, you give us approval to use and retain your personal details. Taking into account Zanders’ nature of enterprise, you are expected to behave to a high moral standard. A Pre-Employment Screening (PES) by a third party is part of the application process.

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