VP Accounting Advisory
444 West Lake Street , Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 US
Join an elite team of respected experts who approach the needs of M&A differently, in a demanding, yet supportive and collaborative culture.
Teams are led by seasoned M&A professionals who have worked in private equity, investment banking, Big Four accounting, Elite Three consulting, and business operations.
Who we are seeking:
- An accounting advisory professional from the Big4 or other large consulting firm seeking to help grow a practice in an entrepreneurial environment.
- An industry accounting professional with broad knowledge of US GAAP, including purchase accounting, derivatives, complex debt, and equity securities, stock-based compensation, revenue recognition, and lease accounting, seeking to get into client services/consulting.
About the position:
Providing strategic FP&A, financial modeling, performance improvement, accounting advisory, and other Office of the CFO initiatives to our clients' portfolio companies. As part of our growth, we seek to expand our current team of Accounting Advisory Service Professionals who have experience in assessing/implementing accounting standards and technical accounting standards in businesses in various stages of development.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related fields; any postgraduate degrees, including MAC or MBA are preferred but not required. An active CPA is highly preferred.
Ideal candidates should have 7-10+ years of relevant professional experience in technical accounting and financial reporting. A combination of audit/assurance experience and accounting advisory or corporate/industry experience is preferred. An ideal candidate should have experience managing multiple team members across different engagements in their prior work experience. The ideal candidate will also have experience managing a year-end audit with external accounting firms.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with all aspects of Financial Reporting, both internal and external, with the ability to lead engagements and assist in implementing reporting efficiencies for our clients.
Candidates who strongly align with our core values and are interested in private equity, entrepreneurship, M&A, and transaction services will do well.
In addition to demonstrating a strong work ethic and a capability to lead teams and manage multiple engagements, candidates should have sound technical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.