Transaction Services Strategic Solutions Transaction Accounting Senior Associate

Grant Thornton 10/11/2018 7:01:55 PM
JOB ID: 041823 Specialty:
Regional, Regional




Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 47,000 people serving clients in more than 140 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Transaction Services Strategic Solutions Transaction Accounting Services Senior Associate

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 Value Consulting, Strategic Solutions and Tax.


The Transaction Accounting Services Senior Associate is responsible for overseeing all phases of a 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 Transaction Accounting Services 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, executing, directing, and completing projects and supervising, training and mentoring associates. The Transaction Accounting Services Senior Associate works closely with managers and associates and plays a key role in client management, practice development, and business development for an assigned group of clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Run engagements throughout the transaction process, and coordinate the work performed by multiple service lines and cross-functional teams.
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.
Facilitate the preparation of carve-out financials.
Support Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulatory filings for carve-outs.
Manage client expectations concerning project deliverables and deadlines and lead change efforts effectively.
Work closely with Grant Thornton managers, directors and partners to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues.
Develop and maintain strong internal and client relationships in order to provide maximum value to our clients through the delivery of our full solution.
Team with partners and senior managers on proposals and business development calls.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
Manage, develop, train, coach and mentor associates on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus
3 to 5 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 preferred
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 (~ 75%)


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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 $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices across the U.S., with more than 590 partners and 8,500+ employees in the United States and at our Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India.

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: 041823

Regional, REG
Regional, Regional