Transaction Services Divestiture Solutions Director

Grant Thornton - Regional, Regional
1/9/2018 5:26:57 PM
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Transaction Services – Divestiture Solutions Director

Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, transform value today, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.

Transaction services creates value. Our Transaction Services (TS) delivery model includes the entire transaction lifecycle supporting clients throughout the lifetime of a deal. TS services include Diligence, Corporate Finance, Operations and Tax.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Divestiture Solutions Director is responsible for overseeing all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Divestiture Solutions includes the entire lifecycle of an engagement from evaluating carve-out readiness, supporting the 100 day planning and operational transition, and assisting in the separation of the business. The Divestiture Solutions team collaborates with the client by assisting in the preparation of carve-out financials; supporting the financial statement audit process; identifying organizational interdependencies; standing up an organization’s policies and procedures, and performing sell-side due diligence.

Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing projects and developing and managing the team. The Divestiture Solutions Director works closely with partners and staff and plays a key role in client management, practice development, and business development for an assigned group of clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise and oversee all aspects of engagements throughout the process, and coordinate the work performed by multiple service lines

Serve as the day-to-day point person on engagements; lead meetings and calls with clients and target management

Plan, execute, direct and complete divestiture solutions for financial sponsors and corporate clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, business services, technology, and healthcare, amongst others

Manage client expectations concerning project deliverables and deadlines and lead change efforts effectively

Facilitate the preparation of carve-out financials

Support Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulatory filings for carve-outs

Develop and maintain strong internal and client relationships in order to provide maximum value to our clients through the delivery of our full solution

Manage business development activities, such as proposals, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership material

Work closely with Grant Thornton managers and partners to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues

Manage, develop, train, coach and mentor managers and staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus

10 plus years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing clients at a national level

CPA or related license/certification

Current or prior experience in a dedicated national divestiture solutions, carve-outs, or business separations group is required

Aptitude for facilitating a variety of approaches to complex separation and divestiture solution issues

Strong current knowledge in US GAAP, GAAS, SEC Reporting, transaction advisory services and/or mergers and acquisitions

Ability to manage multiple priorities and simultaneous projects in a rapidly growing practice

Strong leadership, business development, recruitment, training, and mentoring skills

Excellent written, presentation, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed (~ 50%)

BENEFITS:

Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visit www.gt.com.

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

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Requisition ID: 038527

Regional, REG
Regional, Regional






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