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Director of Accounting

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Posted
30 Jun 2020

Our Accounting and Transaction Advisory (ATS) team seeks a Managing Director to work with our very talented professionals on high profile projects requiring technical expertise. As a Managing Director, you will oversee the recruitment, training and development of a high performing team consisting of Senior Associates, Managers, Associate Directors and Directors. Our teams are comprised of energetic individuals that work with technical accounting matters for exceptional companies ranging from fully funded, newly public, high growth entities to the largest entertainment and public companies.

Responsibilities:

Consult with clients in a variety of industries including technology, entertainment, retail and agriculture
Lead the work on various technical accounting projects including: revenue recognition, business combinations, stock based compensation, debt and equity transactions and IPO readiness
Ensure that teams provide high quality client deliverables including: financial statements and footnote disclosures in S-1, 10-K, 10-Q and 8K filings related to IPO, debt offerings and acquisitions
Communicate complex technical issues in relatable terms to firm clients as well as internal employees
Remain current with technical accounting literature and train internal employees in areas including: revenue recognition, equity issues, consolidations, derivatives, fair value measurements, EPS calculations, acquisitions, inventory and share based payments
Assist in building capabilities including training and developing a team to successfully manage and exceed client expectations on projects of varying levels of complexity
Oversee successful project completion by prioritizing Director, Manager and Senior Associate tasks and managing day-to-day aspects of staffing, client relationships and projects
Build the firm through collaborative practice development efforts while meeting established revenue goals
Ensure that teams are effective and provide thoughtful conflict resolution resources and tools as needed
Successfully maintain and build client relationships
Mentor and develop skillsets that are consistent with our culture including equally high amounts of EQ and IQ
Negotiate the scope of work, bill rates and budgets for new projects and some recurring projects at existing clients

We value promoting from within and are eager to promote our Managing Directors to Partner. Here is a sample of Partner expectations:
Develop firm growth through practice development at new and existing clients
Collaborate with Partner group in setting strategic direction and growth of the firm including geographical expansion of new offices, building high performing teams and the identification and addition of complementary services

Qualifications:

Minimum 10 years public accounting experience in advisory plus at least two years of industry or minimum of 12 years of public accounting experience
At least 5 years in the local market; able to build consultative, professional relationships locally
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, CPA; Master's or MBA degree
Demonstrated track record as subject matter expert to advise clients on technical accounting issues
Deep experience researching and resolving complex accounting issues within the US GAAP structure
High quality existing relationships with executives and C-Suite individuals
Project advisory expertise including development of project charters and plans; management of project execution and successful implementation of the planned solution
Hands on experience in process definition, workflow design and process mapping
Execute and operate in high-pressure, fast-paced environments with the ability to quickly adapt to unexpected changes in timelines, deadlines and scope of work
Demonstrated record of leadership and effective management in a growing professional services organization; executive presence and ability to act as primary contact on engagements

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