Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 30, 2023
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.
With over 7,000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.
Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory (CMAA)
Our Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory practice partners with management and the company’s finance organization to address challenges they face in today’s evolving accounting and reporting environment. Our Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory team has the knowledge and experience to address complex accounting and financial reporting issues that arise throughout the investment lifecycle —from due diligence through exit — and in connection with capital markets transactions.
What will you be doing?
As an Associate, you will have the opportunity to work with our highly motivated and effective team of professionals on a variety of interesting projects across different industries including but not limited to manufacturing, distribution, consumer, retail, restaurants, business and industrial services as well as healthcare, software & technology, energy and financial services.
Advise clients on a wide range of complex technical accounting and financial reporting matters, including the implementation of accounting standards, development of accounting position papers and assistance in IPOs and other capital markets transactions
Effectively research accounting and reporting guidance and apply professional judgement to meet engagement expectations, including identification and application of relevant U.S. GAAP and related interpretive guidance, IFRS and SEC rules and regulations
Experience with revenue recognition, purchase accounting and lease accounting a plus.
Participate in meetings and conference calls with other A&M teams, client personnel, serving as a point of contact for client personnel for day-to-day execution of advisory services
Assist in the development and delivery of training programs for live sessions and webcasts to be provided to A&M personnel and clients
Who will you be working with?
We are not a typical consulting firm. We are a group of entrepreneurial accounting professionals who embody the A&M Core Values – integrity, quality, objectivity, fun, personal reward and inclusive diversity while delivering a tailored and scalable approach to working with private equity, hedge fund, and corporate clients. We present you with opportunities, not a playbook, and we reward you based on performance, not your tenure.
How will you grow and be supported?
As a demonstration of A&M’s strong commitment to its people, we offer benefits to support your career, personal and professional developments. This includes performance-based career progression and promotion process, high quality practice-wide training programs, a global mobility program, rotation opportunities in other practice areas, employee resource groups, and a health and wellness program. Click here to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people fuel our growth, and you and your team will be provided with the best available training and development resources, as well as networking opportunities. Click here to learn more about why A&M is a great place to work.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting
Active CPA license
The ideal candidate for the Senior Associate position will have at least 2 years of business experience at a Big Four accounting firm with mid-market audit experience across a broad range of industries, preferably with a mix of public and private company clients
Strong working knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC regulations required, with SEC reporting and capital markets transaction experience a plus
Knowledge of IFRS – a plus
Top performer in his or her peer group
Motivated, effective in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Excellent written communication skills
Must work well on teams and continually work to develop the knowledge and maturity to work with our clients independently
Must have strong accounting and project management skills
Highly analytical mind-set
Proficient in MS Excel, Word and Power Point
Flexibility to travel as needed for certain projects and training sessions
The annual base salary is $100,000. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance. Please ask your recruiter for details.
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.