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Managing Consultant | Accounting Outsourcing Services
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Date Published
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
United States
Job Category
Accounting Services
Accounting Outsourcing Sv
Advertised Location
Chicago, Chicago Downtown
Working time
Full Time

Description & Requirements

As an Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) Manager you will assist AAS team members in building our national Accounting Advisory Services practice. Primary areas of focus will include managing client projects and project resources, assisting business development efforts, recruitment and development of team members, delivery of Unmatched Client Service®, and accountability for your personal results.  


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


How you will contribute:   

  • Developing, in collaboration with the AAS team, your personal plan and leading the execution thereof 
  • Leading communications with C-level client executives including delivery of regular project updates and final presentation of project results 
  • Leading and/or assisting with efforts in building, training, and developing the team in conjunction with AAS Director 
  • Having responsibility for quality control over projects 
  • Solving problems in service delivery as they arise and consulting with the AAS Director, as appropriate 
  • Researching and providing technical input on projects and advising on technical accounting in accordance with the respective accounting guidance 
  • Participating in discussions related to complex transactions including IPOs, SPACs, and M&A  
  • 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 and HR matters timely, seeking advice as appropriate 


We are looking for people with Forward Vision and:   

  • Demonstrated expertise and application of US GAAP 
  • Strong problem resolution skills and desire to learn new things  
  • Strong accounting research skills and ability to formulate appropriate accounting answer 
  • Excellent project management and communication background 
  • Ability to travel as needed 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field 
  • 6 years or more of experience in public accounting, accounting advisory, or managing 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  
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and advanced Excel skills 
  • Strong communication skills including managing multiple resources 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • CPA license a plus 
  • 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 
  • Drafting messaging on complex financial reporting matters and technical accounting issues 
  • Development of technical memos and assistance with complex accounting calculations