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Director of M&A Accounting - REMOTE - Growth Opportunity

Company: Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Creative Financial Staffing has partnered with a Fortune 500 Global management and information technology organization to identify a Director of Mergers & Acquisition Accounting to join their team. This is a remote opportunity with limited travel to the corporate HQ's.

Why the Director of Mergers & Acquisition Accounting opportunity?
The Company: A 100-year-old global publicly-traded organization whose core business is to provide consulting, analysis, and engineering services to public and private sector organizations and nonprofits.
Growth: Fast-growing organization with consistent profitability. Over the past 4 years, the company's net income grew by 100%. They are looking to double the revenue of the organization in the next decade and will rely heavily on M&A activity to do so.
Position: Reporting to the VP, Controller, the Director of M&A Accounting will be the subject matter expert for all aspects of the firm's accounting for acquisition and divestiture. This role is expected to provide business and operational analysis, strategic insight, and tactical financial support to be an effective business partner and trusted advisor to the senior management on matters as they pertain to M&A activity.
Exposure: The Director of M&A Accounting will regularly interact with resources from the organization's strategy and corporate development teams, as well as key members of their business markets, other corporate functions, and other pillars within finance and you will have routine visibility to various members of the firm's senior leadership team.
Opportunity: As the right hand to the Controller, there is an opportunity to move into the Controllership position if desired or continue within M&A.
Compensation: Base + Bonus + Annual Equity Grants

Responsibilities for the Director of Mergers & Acquisition Accounting include but are not limited to:
Ownership over accounting conclusions and activities related to the firm's broad corporate development initiatives. This includes but is not limited to
acquisitions of controlling financial interests and non-controlling financial interests (inclusive of equity method investees and cost method investees),
divestiture activities
seeking third-party investments in portions of the business (i.e., spinoffs, venture capital investments, etc.).
Support finance, accounting, and tax buy-side due diligence activities over various acquisition targets
All accounting conclusions related to consolidation, equity method accounting, and cost method accounting for acquisition targets,
Accounting conclusions and activities related to deconsolidation, including support of any required carve-out activities or discontinued operations reporting to the extent required,
Provide thought leadership and valuation oversight related to purchase accounting for completed acquisitions; as well as finance integration activities following successful acquisitions.

Qualifications:
BA or BS degree in Accounting or Finance; MA, MS, or MBA degree a plus
CPA required
10+ years of experience in accounting, audit, finance advisory, and/or financial reporting, preferably at a public company or Big Four accounting firm.
Extensive experience in accounting related to M&A activities, including the application of the voting and variable interest entity consolidation models and the application thereof, as well as purchase accounting rules under U.S. GAAP, acquisition target due diligence, and integration.
Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly with non-finance personnel (i.e., business leadership and other corporate functions) regarding complex areas of accounting (i.e., application of the rules of the voting and VIE consolidation models).
Experience with government contracting a plus

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing (CFS), St. Louis , Director of M&A Accounting - REMOTE - Growth Opportunity, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Louis, Missouri

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