Director - Investigations & Accounting Advisory in Chicago, IL at Ankura

Date Posted: 5/6/2018

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Director - Investigations & Accounting Advisory
Professional Services
Chicago, IL
Ankura is looking for CPAs with 5+ years of experience to join its fast-growing Investigations and Accounting Advisory practice.  Ideal candidates have experience in public accounting, litigation consulting, and/or other related areas.  Responsibilities include applying technical accounting, forensic accounting and other 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, culture and delivering high quality service to our clients.   
As a Director, you will be a key member of the engagement team: intimately familiar with your clients' big-picture objectives and challenges as well as the smallest details of their books and records.  With this knowledge you will be responsible for designing, managing, and performing substantive accounting-related analyses and conveying your results to internal and external stakeholders.  Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
  • Managing a team of junior colleagues, developing project work plans, and ensuring quality work product across the team
  • Developing productive working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Performing analyses to assess complex fact patterns and preparing financial analysis, 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
  • Maintaining detailed working paper records that reflect assumptions, sources, and methodologies underlying all substantive and analytical tasks
  • Preparing schedules for clients and court filings to depict project scope and findings
  • Assisting with drafting and editing expert reports
  • Contributing to the overall success of the firm by participating in pitches, developing internal training, and marketing the firm externally to prospective clients
  • 5+ years of experience working in public accounting, audit, or related field
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Accountants must have an active CPA license at the time of application
  • Possess strong team-oriented personality characteristics: hard-working, thoughtful, and collaborative, with a positive outlook and confidence without cockiness
  • 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 as a result of new engagements and/or re-prioritized deadlines
  • Highly motivated, eager to learn, willing to travel, and able to motivate others
  • Able to mentor and develop junior colleagues
  • Strong technical accounting, finance, and SEC reporting and disclosure 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 required
  • Flexibility to travel as required
  • Proficient with PC environments and related software, including Microsoft Office applications, especially advanced skills in Excel
  • Desire to work towards CFF, CFA, CFE, ASA, CVA or other professional designation
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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