Manager, ATS - Irvine & LA, CA

Are you Manager or Sr. Associate at one of the Big 4 or mid-tier accounting firms & looking for a change?  Somewhere you can make a positive impact, have your voice be heard and not work 80 hours a week?  If so, we have an interesting opportunity for you.  Read on.

Seeking a Manager, Accounting & Transaction Advisory Services who will manage project teams that advise and collaborate with high growth companies on significant equity transactions including their initial public offering (IPO) process and solve complex technical accounting issues.  You will also manage project teams to assist with SOX compliance and internal audit projects for companies that range from newly public high growth entities in rapidly changing environments, to the largest entertainment and public companies in Orange County.

Responsibilities:

•Become a subject matter expert (SME) in several complex accounting areas through on the job feedback, performance evaluations, mentoring and firm-sponsored formal training programs including monthly CPE and SME training.

•Research and resolve complex accounting issues balancing client preferred solutions within the confines of the US GAAP structure. Common complex accounting areas include revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, preferred stock, business combinations, and consolidation.

•Review accounting transactions related to public offerings, inclusive of performing audit preparation work, and documenting significant accounting policies.

•Review and prepare the financial statements and footnote disclosures in S-1, 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K filings related to IPO, debt offerings and acquisitions.

•Demonstrating clear and concise writing, and verbal skills to communicate complex issues in simple terms to clients and team members.

•Given the startup environment of our clients, the ability to adapt to unexpected changes to timelines, deadlines, and the scope of work is a must.

•Responding to client needs and balancing the competing priorities with minimal client disruptions, while maintaining project progress.

•Ensure quality deliverables of internal control processes on 3-4 projects by reviewing process narratives and control test results and arriving at sound conclusions on design and operating effectiveness of key controls.

•Collaborate with firm clients to develop process improvements and remediation plans which address identified deficiencies.

•Demonstrating clear and concise writing, and verbal skills to communicate complex issues in simple terms to clients and team members.

•Successfully manage assigned projects demonstrated by timely completion of quality deliverables within budget. Project management skills include resource scheduling, leading client status update meetings, communicating budget to actual progress, and resolving timeline delays through proactive client communication.

•Responding to client needs and balancing the competing priorities with minimal client disruptions, while maintaining project progress.

Requirements:

•Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

•5 years + accounting experience at a Big-4 or mid-tier accounting/consulting firm

•An intermediate accounting foundation is really important along with hands on knowledge of SOX, COSO, and PCAOB requirements.

•Excellent communication skills, personable, flexible & adaptable personality type

•CPA/ CIA license or who has a goal to obtain one in the near future.

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