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Director - PE Consulting Group

  • Location:

    McLean

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    US$150000 - US$250000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Katarina O'Connor

  • Contact email:

    Katarina.OConnor@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-072022-175179_1663085620

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-10-13

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

An exciting opportunity to make an impact not only with the clients but within the firm. The client strives to provide a better experience for their premier PE-backed clients and our team. If you enjoy providing expertise in the fast-paced world of PE, this is a unique opportunity to become part of a growing, collaborative, energetic and entrepreneurial team!

The client is a trusted business advisory firm, specializing in Accounting Advisory, Business Transformation, Risk & Compliance, Cybersecurity, and Technology Solutions - and now a Private Equity Consulting Group!

Responsibilities:

Serve clients within the "Office of the CFO" of private equity portfolio companies. Create a diagnostic framework to improve finance function effectiveness

* Assess current state of the finance/FP&A function and visualize desired state operating model

* Provide a clear roadmap to guide the transformation

* Implement organization, process, and technology enhancements to achieve optimal FP&A function

* Manage projects and maintain an integrated project plan using project management tools

* Advocate on behalf of clients and represent clients' needs as appropriate to leadership and PE sponsor

* Work/liaise cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes

* Assist in client finance and/or accounting functions to include: Accounting and operational process improvements, consolidation and reporting, financial reporting preparation, board and management reporting, and system strategy/selection (if needed)

M&A related services

* Assist with complex transactions implementing best practices in the following areas:

* Post-closing balance sheet settlement

* Carve out financials

* Accounting method changes

* On-going integration projects

* Sell side assistance: Liaise with buy-side due diligence teams (M&A, outside counsel, actuaries, etc.) as appropriate to ensure all aspects of the transaction are accounted for

Accounting Advisory services

* Advise on complex accounting policy (ASC 606 revenue recognition, lease transactions, purchase accounting, etc.) in all areas of US GAAP and/or IFRS

Practice development

* Serve as a role model, supervisor, coach, and mentor to Senior Consultants and Consultants both on projects and within coaching families.

* This includes being a champion for the firm in our community, within the market, with recruits, and with employees to attract and retain our people.

* Participate in advancing the firm through committee

Business development

* Develop and maintain personnel relationships at portfolio company as well as representatives from Private Equity sponsors and work with CrossCountry team members to scope, clarify, and deliver superior client service

* Participate on proposal teams in securing new client work

Ideal Skills And Qualifications:

* 5+ years of experience working in a client facing role at a top-tier public accounting firm and/or consulting firm OR

* 3+ years of experience in a corporate development function where the candidate has managed a team and reported to internal or external stakeholders; OR

* 3+ years of experience in Investment banking OR

* 6+ years of experience in a corporate FP&A role where the candidate has managed a team, reported to internal leadership (CEO, CFO) and had exposure to M&A transactions.

* Experience working with Private Equity or within a highly acquisitive company, with an understanding of the unique requirements of the Sponsor consulting environment

* In depth knowledge of accounting standards (US GAAP and/or IFRS) and the ability to advise/research complex technical accounting and transaction issues

* Proven track record as an influential change agent, championing, organizing and successfully and efficiently executing new ideas and initiatives

FULLY REMOTE WITH WILLINGNESS TO TRAVEL 30-50% POST COVID

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