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Senior Associate - Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory

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Location: New York, NY, United States
Date Posted: Mar 14, 2024

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About A&M

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 8,000 people across five 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.

Global Transaction Advisory Group (TAG)

TAG is a subsidiary of A&M, an established leader in providing global leadership and advisory services to a variety of diverse industries. TAG professionals specialize largely in providing financial and accounting buy-side and sell-side due diligence, capital markets and accounting advisory, global transaction analytics, ESG advisory and other related M&A services for private equity, hedge funds, sovereign wealth, family office and corporate clients around the world.

Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory (CMAA)

Our Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory practice, within our Transaction Advisory Group, has an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing team. Our CMAA practice partners with management and the company’s finance organization to address challenges they face in today’s evolving accounting and reporting environment. Our 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.


  • 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


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting
  • Active CPA license
  • The ideal candidate for the Senior Associate position will have at least 3 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 base salary is $130,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. 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.

Regular employees working 30 or more hours per week are also entitled to participate in Alvarez & Marsal Holdings’ fringe benefits consisting of healthcare plans, flexible spending and savings accounts, life, AD&D, and disability coverages at rates determined from time to time as well as a 401(k) retirement plan. Provided the eligibility requirements are met, employees will also receive a discretionary contribution to their 401(k) from Alvarez & Marsal. Click here for more information regarding A&M’s benefits programs.

Alvarez & Marsal recruits on an ongoing basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) that they are qualified for and that are of interest to them. 


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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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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