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Director | Accounting Advisory Services
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Date Published
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
United States
Job Category
Accounting Services
Accounting Advisory Svc
Advertised Location
Chicago, Chicago Downtown, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Nashville, Dallas
Working time
Full Time

Description & Requirements

As an Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) Director you will assist in building our national accounting advisory services practice. Primary areas of focus will include business development efforts, recruitment, and development of team members, delivery of client service, and accountability for results of the practice.  


To be a successful AAS Director, you should have a passion for client service and team building, be highly self-motivated while also motivating other team members, work well in cross-functional teams (both internal and client-facing), embrace technology, possess technical expertise commensurate with the role, and exemplify FORVIS values. 



How you will contribute:  

  • Developing, in collaboration with the AAS MD, your personal plan and leading the implementation thereof 
  • Leading efforts to develop new client relationships 
  • Leading efforts to build, train and develop team 
  • Having accountability for quality control over projects and providing input to the practice 
  • Finding a solution to problems in service delivery as they arise 
  • Providing technical oversight on projects and advising on technical accounting in accordance with the respective accounting guidance 
  • Advising on intricate transactions including IPOs, SPACs, and other M&A transactions 
  • Coaching team members to high levels of performance and being highly collaborative 
  • Being accountable for your personal results and how they support the AAS practice 
  • Addressing administrative matters timely 
  • In conjunction with project team resources, addressing HR matters as they arise 



We are looking for people with Forward Vision and: 

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including leading multiple engagement teams simultaneously 
  • Strong problem resolution and collaboration skills  
  • Strong accounting guidance research skills 
  • Strong technical accounting background and willingness to learn new things 
  • Ability to travel as needed 



Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field 
  • 10 years or more of experience in public accounting, accounting advisory, or departmental leadership for accounting and technical reporting for an SEC registrant or a company that underwent the IPO process  
  • Held one or more prior leadership positions with oversight of multiple team members 
  • Strong proven technical expertise in the areas of financial accounting, financial reporting, SEC reporting, M&A, or financial operations  
  • Strong communication skills including strong verbal, listening, and writing skills 
  • Experience in leading communications with C-level client executives  
  • Previous business development experience 
  • Experience working for or advising organizations through an initial public offering 



Preferred Qualifications:  

  • A CPA license 
  • SEC financial reporting assistance including advising on Form S-1, S-4, 10-Q, or 10-Ks or foreign private issuer equivalents. 
  • Experience serving SPACs through the registration process and through de-SPAC transactions 
  • Advising on intricate financial reporting matters and technical accounting issues 
  • Development of technical memos and assistance with elaborate accounting calculations