Are you a finance and accounting professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who can solve problems with CFOs? We are currently recruiting for someone who has the drive of a business owner but wants the experience and support of an established professional services firm to grow our practice in Chicago.
CliftonLarsonAllen's (CLA) Custom Accounting Solutions Team (CAST) provides high level finance and accounting resources on an interim or project basis for public, private and nonprofit clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. As the Client Leader you will drive new business with existing clients and prospects by cultivating relationships and generating leads through channels such as Big Four and regional Audit Partners, CFOs, Controllers, Internal Audit Directors and others.
The Client Leader will work closely with the Managing Principal and Client Service Team to expand new client opportunities in existing relationships as well as build their network to develop new relationships in the community. Responsibilities include implementing sales strategy for new account prospects, preparing client presentations and proposals, attending and professionally representing CLA at local and regional networking events, meeting business development targets, and maintaining sales activity in Dynamics CRM. Other skills, abilities and attributes include strong business acumen with an ability to understand and communicate CLA CAST's business and service offerings; the ability to recognize opportunities, problem solve and close business; the ability to effectively provide oversight for the ongoing engagements; and the ability to meet client needs timely while handling multiple priorities.
Ideal candidate will be a CPA, with a minimum 10 years of work experience; including Big Four Audit Manager as well as industry experience as a CFO, Controller, Internal Audit Manager or similar role. A successful candidate will have a solid network of valuable connections in the loop/downtown, have a strong client service pull and be driven to participate in business development initiatives which genuinely make a difference for our clients, while growing practice revenue. Compensation includes a solid base salary plus incentive and a rich benefit offering.
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized kn...owledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With over 4,400 people, 100 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.
We are deeply invested in the success of our professionals and provide innovative career-building opportunities. At CLA, we aim to positively impact the clients we serve, the people we employ, the profession we represent and the communities we call home.
CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.