Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 30, 2023
Preferred locations: Atlanta, Chicago, or Washington, D.C.
Alvarez & Marsal is looking for strong candidates at the Senior Director, Director, and Manager levels with financial and accounting experience to join our team to deliver large, complex and transformational client engagements. A&M helps a company’s CFO and key finance leaders re-imagine the finance function and identify methods to improve a company’s back office, FP&A and reporting processes leveraging best practices, digital processes, org redesign and technology.
The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge in the following areas:
Performing Finance and Accounting current state assessments leading to a Future-State vision and strategy for the CFO organization
Finance and accounting process improvement including core finance functions (AR, Credit, AP, General Accounting, Payroll) cash forecasting, revenue assurance and financial reporting
Financial system selection, roadmap and strategy
Deployment of digital assets such as RPA and Smart Workflows
Rapid cost reduction
Working capital improvement
Organization design, organization improvement or finance and accounting function buildout
Shared services design and implementation
Outsourcing governance and improvement
Business case development and management including benchmarking, KPI design and measurement
Ability to lead large-scale multi-year projects
Develop ongoing client relationships at every level through delivery of existing work, looking for new opportunities to assist, and providing thought leadership and being a true trusted advisor.
Assist in the planning and execution project phases, and supervise others as necessary to ensure the following: coordinating work efforts with the client; completion of defined deliverables; adherence to project milestones and timelines; communication of progress to all parties (internal and external); and managing team members, as necessary
Provide service excellence by identifying key client business issues and driving, measuring and reporting on results of engagements
Determine client needs by supplementing the standard assessment techniques and tools with innovative approaches
Evaluate and validate analysis and develop recommendations for the client in the context of the overall engagement
Implement and oversee the quality of deliverables
Effectively manage the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance
Participate in the development and presentation of proposals for business development activities
6-20 years of relevant consulting, public accounting or industry experience
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, or finance; MBA a plus
Prior Big 4 experience a plus
Digital experience a plus
Shared Services leadership or outsourcing advisory a plus
Strong financial acumen
Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Excel, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint)
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment
Comfortable with travel up to 80%
About CFO Services
Successful CFOs are expected to partner with and provide guidance to the Board, CEO and other executives in making critical decisions directly impacting the success of the business. Whether you need a seasoned leader to provide advisory or interim CFO services or support for critical finance transformation and performance improvement activities, A&M provides the leadership, action and results to meet today’s CFOs’ evolving needs.
A&M organizes to serve CFO’s and finance executives under these core service offerings:
Maneuver Critical Situations
Improve Liquidity and Cash Flow
Drive Enterprise value
Unlock Insights from Trusted Data
Deliver Operational Excellence
No phone calls or agencies please.
A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.
It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.