Mergers and Acquisitions Accounting Consultant

Resources Global Professionals   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Business Services

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8 - 10 years

Posted 53 days ago

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

As a Mergers and Acquisitions Accounting Consultant, you will partner with our top tier clients to conduct research and provide guidance on IPO's, carve-outs, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, revenue recognition and leasing processes, and external reporting to ensure compliance with GAAP.

ATTRIBUTES OF CONSULTANTS WITH RGP

  • Respect for people and opinions and confidently offer your point-of-view with clients and among colleagues
  • A drive for proactively cultivating relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Optimism when faced with challenges and complex situations, coupled with the drive to solve client issues
  • Dedication to continuous improvement and development of your skillset and talents
  • A strong personal identification with RGP's values – loyalty, integrity, focus, enthusiasm, accountability and talent

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE

  • Perform technical accounting research for transaction-related events, and prepares technical accounting white papers and memos
  • Research and manages the implementation of newly issued accounting pronouncements
  • Conduct contract reviews and recommends appropriate accounting treatment in accordance with revenue recognition and/or lease guidance
  • Execute results of a specific SEC event such as IPO, carve-out, divestiture, merger and/or acquisition
  • Assist the SEC client team with the preparation of financial statements and footnotes along with coordinating with external auditors on the delivery of financial data
  • Develop company-wide accounting policy and corresponding manuals
  • Review potential merger and acquisition targets, including reviewing accounting policies, historical financial results and/or financial projections

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting required
  • CPA/MBA with Big Four or national public accounting firm preferred
  • 7-plus years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong understanding of FASB, US GAAP, and SEC rules and regulations
  • Proficiency with Excel essential and experience with a major ERP system (i.e. SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft) preferred
  • Client service driven with excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Flexible, adaptable and hands on approach