Director, Accounting Advisory
Job Opportunity at Fenway Consulting Group

Posted on Jan 12

http://fenwaysearchgroup.com    617.630.2000 ext. 105

Location: Boston, MA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4144715

Our exclusive client has grown organically to 270 employees in four locations in six years. They opened a Boston office in January 2017 and are seeking a Director to develop and grow the Accounting Advisory practice in the Boston market.  In this role, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to provide various accounting advisory services including assistance with initial public offerings, advising on complex accounting policies in all areas of US GAAP and/or IFRS, restatement assistance, financial reporting, complex transactions, and addressing the need for continuous improvement and optimization of the finance and accounting functions. If you enjoy providing advisory expertise to local clients, this is a unique opportunity to become part of a collaborative, energetic, entrepreneurial team of experienced consultants.  
Primary Objectives               
Client Delivery: Lead the development and delivery of services in the following areas:
  • Assist with complex transactions through proven due diligence, post-closing balance sheet settlement, carve out financials, and on-going integration services
  • Conduct IPO-readiness assessments and assist clients in preparation for going public (S-1)
  • Advise on complex accounting policy in all areas of US GAAP and/or IFRS, including consolidation (analyzing VIEs and determining Primary Beneficiaries), derivatives, revenue recognition, lease accounting, business combinations, impairment, troubled debt structuring, bad debt and loan loss methodologies, foreign currency accounting, and others
  • Transformation of finance and/or accounting functions to include: accounting process improvements, operational process improvements, financial reporting preparation, and board and management reporting
Practice Leadership: Serve as a key leader in the Accounting Advisory practice by:
  • Managing client accounts, projects, and engagements, including: work plans, staffing, deadlines, and budgets throughout all lifecycle phases, to include strategy, goal-setting, deliverables, and maintaining an integrated project plan
  • Developing and managing client relationships by understanding their business, listening to their needs, and ensuring responsive service and exceptional quality
  • Managing teams and individuals by tracking and directing performance against objectives, creating an atmosphere of trust and collaboration, modeling leadership behaviors and encouraging continuous improvement and innovation
  • Developing timely resolutions to issues, risks, and project team conflicts
  • Generating new and add-on business opportunities, developing delivery methodologies and new service offerings, and coaching and developing team members
  • Providing input on strategic direction
  • Recruiting and cultivating exceptional talent
  • 12+ years of related management consulting experience
  • In depth knowledge of accounting standards (US GAAP and/or IFRS) and the ability to advise/research complex technical accounting and transaction issues
  • Big Four or equivalent (Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, PWC, Accenture, IBM) consulting experience. This background is a critical differentiator among interested candidates.
  • Business acumen with a strong understanding of accounting and business processes
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to foster an environment of collaboration and excellence
  • Consistent success in building and developing strong client relationships
  • Ability to work with client management and stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes
  • Mentorship and people development capabilities
  • Proven business development proficiency, with strong networking skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including comfort with executive audiences
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to think from a “big picture” perspective
  • Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
  • High energy, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Great sense of humor!
Certifications Desired
 CPA or CA

A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in accounting, business, finance, economics or other technical discipline
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