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Company: Alvarez & Marsal
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Alvarez & Marsal (A & M) is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. With more than 2,400 professionals based in locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value. A & M is looking to expand its Transaction Advisory Group in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Nashville and Houston. OUR TRANSACTION ADVISORY PROFESSIONALS The A & M Transaction Advisory Group (TAG) is comprised of former Big Four CPAs who provide private equity and corporate clients buy side and sell side financial accounting due diligence. TAG professionals actively engage in assessing a targets quality of earnings, analyzing cash flows, reviewing working capital, identifying key business drivers, reviewing forecasts, and conducting comprehensive discussions with management and their advisors. TAG professionals routinely team with the firms operational, tax, commercial, and information technology professionals to deliver a truly integrated solution to clients Responsibilities: - Assist with core financial due diligence, helping to identify key risks and potential deal breakers, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the business against industry benchmarks, and assist with the evaluation of the potential transaction in the context of their clients investment strategy. - Analyze detailed financial statement information including income statement, balance sheet, cash flow and key operational data. Synthesize and convert the data into meaningful information that is used to drive discussions with target management and drive observations and conclusions. - - Assess the quality of the target company's reported earnings, net assets and cash flows. - After an investigative analysis, assist in the construction of deal-oriented reports and presentations for clients that highlight the key financial, commercial and other findings facing investments and the drivers behind maintainable profits and cash flows. Assist the team in further articulating how such findings should be incorporated into the client's valuation and sale / purchase agreement, and provide other negotiating points. - Participate in meetings and conference calls with target company management and with client personnel, and the will serve as a secondary point of contact for client personnel with respect to day-to-day execution matters. Between transactions, assist with building/maintaining client relationships. - - Act as a counselor/mentor for Associates, Senior Associates and Managers - - Effectively leads the team in conversations with clients and lenders - - Displays the ability to manage and prioritize engagements and responsibilities and proactively consults with MDs and other senior members of the team as appropriate - - Effectively runs all deal aspects with limited Managing Director guidance - - Manages multiple chargeable and non-chargeable projects of varying size and complexity - Possesses ability to identify potential transaction risks and implements strategies to address the risks - - Proficient in purchase accounting and SEC Reporting guidelines - - Possesses appropriate report writing skills in order to write/review full due diligence report - - Acts as lead on Quality of Earnings, P & L and Working Capital analysis - - Regularly communicates with client as to engagement issues (e.g., billing, status updates, scope changes) including preparation of scope of procedures, request lists, etc. - - Effectively develops and maintains relationships with clients and continually emphasizes the capabilities of A & M to the client - - Develops and proposes creative solutions to engagement and transaction risks and effectively manages problem resolution - - Consistently displays leadership capabilities - - Assists engagement executives in maximizing the value the client is receiving from A & M (i.e., monitors engagement leverage, efficiency of staff, and appropriateness of T & Es billed by all team members) - - Actively recruits, trains, and develops individuals of all levels for TAG - - Participates in training initiatives, including developing and teaching courses as appropriate - - Displays a core understanding of all TAG services (FDD/ODD) and strives to cross-sell TAG and other A & M services, as opportunities arise - - Abides by risk management guidelines and engagement review memo procedures - - Gathers applicable conflict check information and coordinates with Managing Directors to set up engagement codes and other engagement requirements - - Assists Managing Directors and Senior Director in sales efforts - - Contributes to sales pursuits by generating new client business and/or adding on business from current client - - Appropriately manages engagement risks and potential client or engagement issues Qualifications: - Bachelor's or master's degree in accounting and/or related major - CPA certification - Big Four experience preferred - Highly proficient in Excel - The ideal candidate for the Director position will have at least 7-9 years of audit and/or financial accounting due diligence experience at a Big Four accounting firm - The successful candidate will be ranked a Top Performer in his or her peer group and furthermore, driven to success, a self-starter, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. The individual will be insightful, decisive, a critical thinker, and commercial. Further, the individual will be able to work well on teams however will develop the knowledge and maturity to work with our clients independently. Specific characteristics include: - Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to articulate to senior members of target management, client representatives and colleagues - Highly analytical mind-set - Strong project management skills - Deep accounting skills including a working knowledge of US GAAP - Team-oriented personality - Professional in style and demeanor/exercises good judgment - Motivated and effective in a fast-paced culture Voluntary Inclusion It is Alvarez & Marsals policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters Please note that as per A & M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A & M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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