Grant Thornton LLP Transaction Services Financial Diligence Director in Chicago, Illinois
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Transaction Services – Financial Diligence Senior Manager [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. OurTransaction Services (TS) delivery model includes the entire transaction life cycle enabling engagement opportunities throughout the lifetime of a deal. TS services includes Diligence, Corporate Value Consulting, Strategic Solutions and Tax.
The Financial Diligence Senior Manager / Director is responsible for overseeing all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing projects and services in financial due diligence and developing and managing staff. The Financial Diligence Senior Manager / 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 TS Financial Diligence engagements throughout the transaction 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 financial due diligence for financial and corporate strategic buyers from a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, non-profit, high-tech, real estate, and financial services. * Manage client expectations concerning project deliverables and deadlines and lead change efforts effectively. * Develop and maintain strong client relationships and cross-sell services. * 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 * Communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization to successfully accomplish objectives portraying knowledge and confidence * Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work * Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). * Communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization to successfully accomplish objectives portraying knowledge and confidence * Manage, develop, train, coach and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews * Motivate others to perform at maximum efficiency without sacrificing quality of the services delivered * Interview campus and/or experienced candidates * Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS 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 cross-industry clients at a national level.
- CPA, CAMS, CRCM, ACFCS, CISA, CISSP, CIA, CISM or related license/certification.
- Solid experiencein the following: accounting, audit or transaction advisory services.
- Strong current knowledge in US GAAP, GAAS, SEC Reporting, transaction advisory services 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. BENEFITS:
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Title: Transaction Services Financial Diligence Director
Requisition ID: 041082