How to Build the Best Valuation Analyst CV

To become a valuation analyst, you need a CV that reflects a unique mix of skills, experience, authority, and qualifications. It’s like any niche role in finance and HR.

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Above all, a CV for a valuation analyst needs to convey two things. It needs to show a deep understanding of the importance of VA work to investment, audit, and key financial decision-making. This is in addition to the specialised analytical tools and know-how. They provide objective, high-quality assurance for assets, stocks, and data.

These skills complement each other when well communicated on a CV. They show how your work leads to positive, successful business decisions.

As we discussed in our How to Become a Valuation Analyst page, VA CVs need to show relevant certifications and qualifications. They must also have high-grade soft skills. These skills display a package of ready-made, relevant skills for the role.

We always aim for a clear, uncluttered, evidence-based CV strategy and outlay. Yet, our advice is to centre your CV around the impact of your decisions as a valuation analyst. You have many financial skills. But, to truly make an impact, highlight how your actions and experience brought business success.

Our advice is to focus on outcomes. You use financial modelling and statistics. You also have industry know-how and give smart, audit-first advice. These things help executives make the right decisions. Connect your labour with success. This is crucial to how you convey your work trajectory to VAs, even if it’s always necessary for professionals of all stripes.

Other Areas to Focus On:

Reporting and cross-team collaboration

Valuation analyst CVs must confidently communicate how they reported their findings. They should also explain how their work aided the audit and finance teams. In theory, VAs are hyper-focused analysts. They compile datasets that show value, asset strength, debt, risk, and any financial factors that reduce risk. But the best VAs never lose sight of how their work has helped other teams. So, focus on reporting outcomes and broader business impact. Provide references or evidence to bolster an application (where needed).


At the core of a VA’s role is economic due diligence—being able to spot inconsistencies and risks where others can’t. Never forget that vigilance underpins your skill set. Be brave when communicating. Explain how your careful following of regulations and laws has helped finance teams.

Critical thinking

The best valuation analysts are critical thinkers. They can draw vital conclusions from complex, objective data. VAs must have a steady hand and an eagle eye for financial details. They need these for the many tasks they must do. The tasks include challenging assumptions. They also involve reducing bad investment decisions. They involve helping with research, audits, and team coordination. They also involve monitoring portfolios.

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