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Experienced Finance & Accounting Consultants (Various Levels) - Corporate Performance Improvement Team

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 30, 2023

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Preferred locations: Atlanta, Chicago, or Washington, D.C.

Alvarez & Marsal is looking for strong candidates with finance and accounting experience to join the Corporate Performance Improvement team. A&M helps CFOs in making critical decisions directly impacting the success of the business. We provide advisory, project management and  interim service, as well as supporting critical finance transformation and performance improvement activities.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge in many of the following areas:

  • Full-cycle accounting and finance processes and performance improvement (i.e., Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Invoice to Cash)

  • Finance and accounting functional effectiveness

  • Cost management

  • Financial planning and analysis

  • Merger, acquisition and divestiture support

  • Internal controls and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)

  • SEC Reporting

  • Supporting external audit processes

  • Treasury management

  • Accounting remediation

  • Bankruptcy reporting

  • Experience serving in CFO advisory and interim leadership capacities a plus

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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

  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA strongly preferred

  • 3-15 years of relevant consulting, public accounting or industry experience

  • Big Four public accounting experience a plus

  • Oil and gas experience a plus

  • Interim CFO/Controller/Treasury roles a plus

  • Strong knowledge and application of GAAP

  • Strong finance related and ERP software skills 

  • Systems implementation/integration experience is highly desirable

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint)

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

  • Comfortable with travel up to 80% 


Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Voluntary Inclusion

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.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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.

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