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Associate, Transaction Advisory Services, Accounting and Financial Reporting - New York, NY

Company: Houlihan Lokey, Inc
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Business Unit:Financial and Valuation AdvisoryIndustry:TAS - Transaction Advisory ServicesSalary Range
Houlihan Lokey is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive total compensation package. The firm's good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible salary range for this role at the time of posting is: $100,000.00-$160,000.00Actual salary at the time of hire may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate's relevant qualifications, skills, and experience, as well as the service line and location where this position may be filled. Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past seven consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.Transaction Advisory ServicesHoulihan Lokey's Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice assists private equity and corporate clients with financial, IT and tax due diligence, business analytics and technical accounting matters associated with corporate mergers, divestitures and acquisitions (M&A). Drawing on Houlihan Lokey's market leadership in middle-market M&A transactions, our due diligence experts provide candid, unbiased, and rigorous support on matters most impacting deal value, and assist investors in identifying and evaluating key value drivers and risk factors.Job Purpose:Our Transaction Advisory Services, Accounting and Financial Reporting (TAS/AFR) practice is excitingly growing. -We are looking for a new associate.Our AFR advisory team works closely with clients through their strategic dealmaking financial reporting requirements. Our specialists have deep knowledge of deals, sectors, and accounting matters that enables them to fully understand the challenges clients face, including:

  • Buyer/seller financial statements and disclosures
  • Sponsor-driven management reporting
  • Lender financial and covenant requirements
  • Regulatory complianceAs an associate, you will:
    • Team with a highly talented and dedicated group of M&A and Advisory professionals, providing you broad exposure to different transactional and technical issues affecting businesses within the M&A and capital markets today.
    • Work in a variety of industries on an investment banking platform, providing exposure to the broader corporate finance industry and capital markets.
    • Develop and extend your financial and interpersonal skills as you collaborate with management finance teams and sponsors to advance their accounting and financial reporting objectives resulting from transaction driven events. ----We team closely with our corporate finance and restructuring colleagues across all our industry platforms, on a variety of projects and accounts. ----Responsibilities--- & Deliverables:
      • Participate in buy-side, sell-side, restructuring and capital raising transaction advisory engagements
      • Draft and review analyses and findings for delivering unbiased advice to management for their records or inclusion in transaction advisory reports specific to key technical issues
      • Develop and review financial models
      • Research technical guidance and market practices around accounting and financial reporting issues
      • Review transaction agreements, customer and supplier contracts
      • Support discussions with senior client executives and management
      • Support diligence projects through fieldwork, management meetings and desktop reviews
      • Communicate potential external audit risks and considerations when applying technical accounting guidance and structuring
      • Extend industry skills and qualifications
      • Develop professional network and relationships with firm, client and target professionals
      • Collaborate closely with corporate finance, valuation and financial restructuring colleagues
      • Supervise team members through training, coaching and critical reviewBasic Qualifications:
        • COVID vaccination required, subject to applicable state and federal law
        • Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college/university
        • CPA certification is required
        • 4+ years of Transaction Services experience or 2+ years of external audit experience and at least 2 years of Transaction Services experience with a Big 4 or national firmPreferred Qualifications:
          • Experience providing accounting and financial reporting advisory services and other transaction-related services
          • Demonstrated understanding and application of capital markets and valuation concepts
          • Strong current knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles including SEC reporting, purchase accounting and transaction related issues
          • Strong analytical abilities
          • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
          • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
          • Strong command of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and common database systems
          • Experience with data analytics tools (Alteryx, Tableau, etc.) preferredWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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