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Elena Menagarishvili

Job Title: Senior Manager
Company: Andersen
Industry: Business Valuation Services


Job Description

Business Valuation for tax reporting and financial reporting: Employee Stock Options (Sec 409A), Intangible Assets Valuation for M&A, Complex Securities Valuation. I also worked as Adjunct Instructor at Seattle University and taught “Financial Modeling” and "Business Valuation" classes. 

Company Description

Andersen is the founding member of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms with more than 12,000 professionals worldwide, over 1,800 global partners, and a presence in over 360 locations in more than 170 countries worldwide. In the U.S., Andersen has more than 1,500 personnel located in 21 cities across the country. Andersen encompasses top advisors with previous experience in the international accounting firms, law firms, IRS, and state taxing authorities. Many of our advisors hold multiple professional credentials and have depth in a wide range of capabilities allowing us to provide clients with comprehensive, integrated solutions.

Employment History

10 years at Andersen: from intern to senior manager


MSF, Seattle University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I love to teach, explain and share knowledge. By doing this, I feel how I create value (and this is important for me as a valuation specialist). I am trying to be brief and to the point (this way I create maximum value per unit of time). Specialty topics: - Business Valuation: I can tell you about potential career paths in this area, what projects we do, how your work day will look like - Starting your career: people have various fears when they start their first job, will be happy to discuss these challenges and give advice from my personal experience - Any technical skills that you may need: Excel and modeling, Business Valuation models, Lattice Model, Monte Carlo Simulation

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Downtown Seattle (any public place, coffee shop, etc.) / Andersen office / online

Additional Information

Web-course "Justice" by Michael Sandel - Harvard course, one of the greatest things I have ever watched! Available on YouTube. Highly recommend.