Director - Accounting Advisory

Location: United States

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At FORVIS, your career is designed with a purpose. We want our team members to thrive professionally and feel the impact their work yields when serving clients, industries, and local communities. This starts by empowering team members to design a career journey that leverages their skills and fuels their passions.

Creating a best-in-class employee experience is at the heart of our vision for the future. With several industry focus areas, multiple service lines, and locations in five geographical regions across the country to choose from, the opportunities for your career are without limit.

About FORVIS

FORVIS is a Top-10 professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services, driven by our commitment to using our forward vision to provide rewarding career opportunities and deliver unmatched client experiences. Learn more at FORVIS.com

Design your career with purpose at FORVIS. For more information about our firm locations, visit FORVIS.com. FORVIS, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected classifications.

It is FORVIS's standard policy not to accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

• FORVIS expressly reserves the right not to consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies.
• FORVIS further reserves the right not to pay a fee to a recruiter or agency unless such recruiter or agency has a signed vendor agreement with FORVIS.
• Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of FORVIS without having a FORVIS vendor agreement in place will be considered the property of FORVIS.

Requisition Number: 2022-9997

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Ready to Accelerate Your Career? Join our rapidly expanding advisory team!

FORVIS, formed by the merger of DHG and BKD, is a Top 10 professional services firm focused on providing Advisory, Assurance, and Tax services. We are driven by our commitment to FORward VISion in providing rewarding careers and delivering unmatched client experiences through innovative services to our industry leading global clients.

The newly combined Financial Services Advisory practice brings our global footprint, clients, industry expertise, and innovative solutions together to help global companies exceed their strategic objectives and needs. We have a national and global footprint with a significant portfolio of financial services clients spanning across banking, insurance, global markets, asset and wealth management, and payments. Our clients range from the largest, premier global banks, insurers, and financial institutions to super-regional and community banking clients, asset managers, and Fintech start-ups.

Who Makes A Highly Successful Advisor?

We are looking for team members to join our global, inclusive community of passionate financial services advisors. These diverse professionals should be highly skilled, entrepreneurial, and future focused - they are self-starters with curiosity and a passion for continuous learning. They possess a strong growth mindset that propels themselves and others forward, driving innovation through delivery, and helping clients succeed beyond their expectations.

  • Developing, in collaboration with a AAS Partner/ MD, your personal plan and leading the implementation thereof
  • Leading efforts to develop new client relationships
  • Leading efforts to build, train and develop team
  • Having accountability for quality control over projects and providing input to the practice
  • Finding a solution to problems in service delivery as they arise
  • Providing technical oversight on projects and advising on technical accounting in accordance with the respective accounting guidance
  • Advising on intricate transactions including IPOs, SPACs, and other M&A transactions
  • Coaching team members to high levels of performance and being highly collaborative

We are looking for people with Forward Vision and:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including leading multiple engagement teams simultaneously
  • Strong problem resolution and collaboration skills
  • Strong accounting guidance research skills
  • Strong technical accounting background and willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to travel as needed


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • CPA license
  • 10 years or more of experience in public accounting, accounting advisory, or departmental leadership for accounting and technical reporting for an SEC registrant or a company that underwent the IPO process
  • Held one or more prior leadership positions with oversight of multiple team members
  • Strong proven technical expertise in the areas of financial accounting, financial reporting, SEC reporting, M&A, or financial operations
  • Strong communication skills including strong verbal, listening, and writing skills
  • Experience in leading communications with C-level client executives
  • Previous business development experience
  • Experience working for or advising organizations through an initial public offerings


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SEC financial reporting assistance including advising on Form S-1, S-4, 10-Q, or 10-Ks or foreign private issuer equivalents
  • Experience serving SPACs through the registration process and through de-SPAC transactions
  • Advising on intricate financial reporting matters and technical accounting issues
  • Development of technical memos and assistance with elaborate accounting calculations

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At FORVIS, your career is designed with a purpose. We want our team members to thrive professionally and feel the impact their work yields when serving clients, industries, and local communities. This starts by empowering team members to design a career journey that leverages their skills and fuels their passions.

Creating a best-in-class employee experience is at the heart of our vision for the future. With several industry focus areas, multiple service lines, and locations in five geographical regions across the country to choose from, the opportunities for your career are without limit.

About FORVIS

FORVIS is a Top-10 professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services, driven by our commitment to using our forward vision to provide rewarding career opportunities and deliver unmatched client experiences. Learn more at FORVIS.com

Design your career with purpose at FORVIS. For more information about our firm locations, visit FORVIS.com. FORVIS, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected classifications.

It is FORVIS's standard policy not to accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

• FORVIS expressly reserves the right not to consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies.
• FORVIS further reserves the right not to pay a fee to a recruiter or agency unless such recruiter or agency has a signed vendor agreement with FORVIS.
• Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of FORVIS without having a FORVIS vendor agreement in place will be considered the property of FORVIS.

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