Associate in Dallas, TX at Ankura

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

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Associate - Investigations & Accounting Advisory, Litigation & Disputes
Professional Services
Dallas, TX
Ankura Consulting is looking for CPAs/CPA candidates with 0-3 years of experience to join its fast-growing Investigations and Accounting Advisory and Litigation & Dispute practice.  Ideal candidates have interest and/or experience in public accounting, forensic accounting, litigation consulting, and/or other related areas.  Responsibilities include applying technical accounting, forensic accounting, and analytical skills to various client situations.  Ankura provides the opportunity to work collaboratively on small, diverse teams with skilled, intelligent, driven, and successful individuals.  Ankura is focused on hiring people that will serve as the foundation of a growing firm dedicated to its people and culture while delivering high quality service to our clients.  
An Associate is a key member of the engagement team.  You will be intimately familiar with your clients' big-picture objectives and challenges as well as understanding the nuances associated with their books and records.  You will be responsible for performing substantive accounting-related analyses and conveying your results to internal and external project leads.  Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
  • Performing analyses to assess complex fact patterns and preparing reports and schedules summarizing findings for review by senior colleagues and clients 
  • Applying accounting, financial, and analytical skills to various client issues, such as review of revenue recognition procedures, detailed analysis of financial statements and underlying books and records, preparation of complex flow projections, and calculations of damages in complex disputes
  • Ensuring delivery of high quality work product within established timeframes and budgets
  • Maintaining detailed working paper records that reflect assumptions, sources, and methodologies underlying all analytical tasks
  • Developing productive working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Contributing to the overall success of the firm by participating in pitches, corporate social responsibility events, and both internal and external networking events
  • 0-3 years of experience working in public accounting, audit, forensic accounting, or other related fields
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Accountants must have an active CPA license or in the process of pursuing their CPA license at the time of application
  • Possess strong team-oriented personality characteristics:  hard-working, thoughtful, and collaborative, with a positive outlook and confidence
  • Able to work in a team as well as independently
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication (written and verbal), mathematical, and organizational skills
  • Able to adapt quickly in handling multiple/evolving tasks and/or engagements
  • Able to re-prioritized deadlines in an always changing environment
  • Highly motivated, eager to learn, willing to travel, and able to motivate others
  • Strong technical accounting, financial, SEC disclosure, and economic skills
  • Understanding of and experience with application and research of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) and relevant auditing standards
  • Familiarity and knowledge of application of SEC rules and regulations
  • Flexibility to travel as required
  • Proficient with PC environments and related software, including Microsoft Office applications, specifically advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Desire to work towards CPA, CFF, CFA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV or other professional designations
Ankura is an expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for today’s ever-changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.
Ankura is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment Opportunities at Ankura are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential function of a particular job.  All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This Equal Employment opportunity governs all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, selection, job assignment, promotions, transfers, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, access to benefits and training, and all other conditions and privileges of employment.


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