Acquisitions and Divestiture Accounting Director

Key Role:

Act as the subject matter expert (SME) for all aspects of the firm’s accounting for acquisition and divestiture activities. Maintain responsibility of ownership over U.S. GAAP accounting conclusions and activities related to the firm’s broad corporate development initiatives, which includes acquisitions of controlling financial interests and non-controlling financial interests, divestitures, and various third-party investments. Maintain responsibility for the support of finance, accounting, and tax buy-side due diligence activities over various acquisition targets including all accounting conclusions related to consolidation, equity method accounting and cost method accounting for acquisition targets, plus accounting conclusions and activities related to deconsolidation. Provide thought leadership and valuation oversight related to purchase accounting for completed acquisitions and finance integration activities following successful acquisitions. Interact with resources from our strategy and corporate development teams, as well as key members of our business markets and other corporate functions, including people services and legal and other pillars within finance, including FP&A, contracts, pricing, and procurement. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. Citizenship is required. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of experience in accounting, audit, finance advisory, or financial reporting
  • Experience in accounting related to M&A activities, including the application of the voting and variable interest entity consolidation models and the application thereof
  • Experience with purchase accounting rules under U.S. GAAP, acquisition target due diligence and integration
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced operating environment to ensure the firm meets all deadlines related to M&A activity and manage large projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly with non-finance personnel, including business leadership and other corporate functions regarding complex areas of accounting, such as application of the rules of the voting and VIE consolidation models
  • Ability to build strong relationships with peers, business leaders, and executive management
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of experience in accounting, audit, finance advisory, or financial reporting at a public company or Big Four accounting firm preferred
  • Experience with government contracting a plus
  • Experience with using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possession of technological, analytical, organizational, management, and leadership skills
  • MA, MS, or MBA degree is a plus

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