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Director, Finance & Accounting M&A Strategy

**Business Title:** Director, Finance & Accounting M&A Strategy

**Requisition Number:** 56913 - 31

**Function:** Advisory

**Area of Interest:**

**State:** IL

**City:** Chicago

**Description:**

Historically, the travel requirement for this position has ranged from 80-100%. The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities, and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts. For now, all KPMG business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only. At some point in the future and with the safety of people as the critical factor, the travel requirement will likely increase, possibly to previous levels, but KPMG is committed to balancing client requirements with new delivery capabilities.

The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director to join our KPMG Strategy practice.

Responsibilities:

+ Lead integration and separation projects focused on the finance function for mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, carve-outs, and other similar transactions for Fortune 1000, middle market companies and private equity investors

+ Lead and manage the engagement process from start to finish, including setting scopes, budgets, billing, staffing resources, creation and coordination of client-ready deliverables with KPMG's engagement teams, and direct communication of results with clients

+ Work with KPMG's M&A Services teams on F&A engagements and/or work streams, focusing on full range of finance and accounting activities at the clients

+ Work with KPMG teams including financial due diligence, accounting advisory services, transaction tax, management consulting financial management, enterprise system, risk consulting and treasury services

+ Oversee and drive development of staff, including being mentor and coach to junior team members

+ Direct, support and participate in business development initiatives

Qualifications:

+ Minimum of six years of experience providing management consulting services to corporate and/or private equity clients as part of a major consulting/advisory firm and experience in large project management, successful business development and maintaining strong client relationships at the executive level

+ Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an accredited college/university, CPA is a plus

+ Significant Operational M&A transaction experience in all phases of the deal lifecycle from pre-signing to post-close operations; must have extensive hands-on experience assisting with the operational details of transactions both pre- and post-close

+ Experience with large deal transactions with one billion dollars or more in deal value and multiple large transactions should involve multiple countries, regions and currencies

+ Extensive experience with the finance and accounting function of large complex organizations Experience with F&A sub-functions including controllership, financial reporting, management reporting, FP&A, treasury, tax and internal audit

+ Knowledge and experience with legal entity optimization, transition service agreements (TSAs), charts of accounts, shared services and day 1 readiness; experience can be either as an external consultant or in functional industry roles such as CFO, Controller, FP&A, Financial Reporting director, etc.

+ Ability to travel up to eighty percent

+ Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

**GL:** 3

**GF:** 15299

Director, Finance & Accounting M&A Strategy

Full time
Chicago, IL

Published on 04/10/2021

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