A Manager within our Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations group will have consulting assignments in a variety of industries and receive client exposure. Assignments primarily consist of overseeing the completion of various types of economic damages calculations and/or related financial analyses in litigation as well as fraud and forensic matters including but not limited to, transactional/M&A disputes, forensic investigations, intellectual property disputes, and economic damages in complex commercial litigation and other types of business disputes (e.g., breach of contract and theft of trade secrets). Managers are assigned to project teams, working under the direction of engagement leaders and directing Analysts and/or Associates. Clients may be based locally, regionally, or nationally. Periodic travel may be required depending on the project.
The selected candidate will also assist senior Stout practitioners with business development and marketing activities including proposals, presentations, articles, pitchbooks, and related research. The candidate will also participate in market-facing activities to develop and maintain relationships with clients and prospects, principally consisting of commercial litigation attorneys and in-house counsel.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead or co-lead the day-to-day execution of Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations assignments, with primary responsibility for coordinating and executing the engagement workplan.
- Oversee the creation of engagement analyses, including financial analysis and modeling
- Manage document organization processes including the review, organization, and analysis of case documentation, testimony, court filings, and the identification of relevant information utilized for analysis
- Manage day-to-day activities of Analysts and Associates
- Work with engagement leaders to strategize engagement approach; develop engagement workplans; oversee and monitor engagement progress on a daily basis; and report to engagement leadership on engagement progress and critical path items
- Assist with the management of client relationships with and without supervision
- Management and performance of company, industry, and case-specific research functions, including technical, economic, accounting, and/or market research to support the basis for our analyses, assumptions, and conclusions
- Preparation and review of written reports, presentations and graphical exhibits
- Participation in marketing and thought leadership efforts
- Actively promote the Stout brand and services by conducting presentations, posting to LinkedIn, etc.
- Assist with career development of Analysts and Associates
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to critically analyze financial statements, accounting records, tax returns, and other financial documents
- Understanding of financial documents used in day-to-day business operations and transactions
- Proficient in using spreadsheet software (Excel), database software, and other data analysis tools to build detailed, complex financial models to trace actual transactions and/or create flexible and robust scenario analyses; statistical, economic, and/or population modeling are a plus.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to develop and critique alternative arguments/opinions
- Ability to conduct and/or direct others in thorough and relevant research
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
- Ability and flexibility to work with changing, client-imposed deadlines
- Able to manage multiple engagement simultaneously
- Strong organizational skills
Education and/or Training:
- 4-year undergraduate degree with a concentration in accounting, finance, or economics
- 5+ years of relevant professional experience in the accounting, finance, or economic disciplines. Litigation consulting, transaction advisory, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, professional/public accounting, and/or assurance/audit experience preferred.
- One or more of the following credentials preferred: CPA, a valuation credential (CFA, ASA, etc.), and/or a CFE or CFF, ( or currently progressing toward these credentials)