CrossCountry Consulting's Private Equity practice is an exciting opportunity to make an impact not only with our clients but within our firm. At CrossCountry Consulting we strive to provide a better experience for our premier PE-backed clients and our team. If you enjoy providing expertise in the fast-paced world of PE, this is a unique opportunity to become part of our growing, collaborative, energetic and entrepreneurial team at CrossCountry Consulting!
Serve clients within the "Office of the CFO" of private equity portfolio companies through finance function performance assessments and creating a framework to improve finance function effectiveness
Manage C-level relationships at portfolio company as well as representatives from Private Equity sponsors and work with CrossCountry team members to scope, clarify, and deliver superior client service
Liaise with buy-side due diligence teams (M&A, outside counsel) as appropriate to ensure smooth transition to post-closing period
Assist with various complex PE driven initiatives, including post-closing net working capital settlement, purchase accounting, accounting method changes (cash to accrual)
Provide guidance and leadership for financial reporting including P&L, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flow
Advise on accounting policy (purchase accounting including valuation issues, stock based and other equity compensation, debt and equity transactions, impairment, ASC606 revenue recognition, lease transactions, etc.)
Knowledge of financial systems including ERP consolidation
Assist with leadership over client finance and/or accounting functions to include: accounting and operational process improvements, consolidation and reporting, financial reporting preparation, board and management reporting, and system strategy/selection (if needed)
Advocate on behalf of clients and represent clients' needs as appropriate to leadership. Work/liaise cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes
Understand key industry/technical developments and trends and articulate how clients will be affected
Assist with expanding relationships within client organization with Business Development and Networking in mind
Assist with generating leads from a network outside of existing client work
Responsible for project team(s) technical and functional development and performance management
Performs as a role model, supervisor, coach, and mentor to Managing Consultants, Senior Consultants and Consultants both on projects and within coaching families. This includes being a champion for the firm in our community, within the market, with recruits, and with employees to attract and retain our people.
Participate in advancing the firm through committees and internal initiatives such as recruiting, business development, marketing, and knowledge sharing
Willingness to travel up to 80%
Ideal Skills and Qualifications
8+ years of experience working in a client facing role at a top-tier public accounting firm and/or consulting firm
Experience at a Big Four or equivalent firm. This background is a critical differentiator among interested candidates
Experience working with Private Equity, with an understanding of the unique requirements of the Private Equity consulting environment
In depth knowledge of accounting standards (US GAAP and/or IFRS) and the ability to advise/research complex technical accounting and transaction issues
Proven track record as an influential change agent, championing, organizing and successfully and efficiently executing new ideas and initiatives
Confident and self-aware. Ability to use appropriate communication style for various levels across the organization
Strong bias for thoughtful action, highly relationship-oriented, accomplishes work with, and through, others via purposeful collaboration
Mentoring and people development capabilities
Effective verbal and written communication skills including comfort with executive audiences
Excellent strategic planning and operational deployment skills; able to translate vision and strategy into clear efficient successes with a strong attention to detail
Critical thinking skills with the ability to identify and solve complex problems
Ability to advance numerous projects in parallel through thoughtful project management and provide strategic direction to team members
Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
High energy, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit
Great sense of humor!
CPA, CA, CFA
Required- BS, BA
Desired- MBA, MA, MFA, MSA
CrossCountry Consulting provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and believes that respect and fair treatment are critical to creating a productive, diverse, and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, CrossCountry is fully committed to comply with all federal, state, and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard torace, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, pregnancy, genetics, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
CrossCountry Consulting is a trusted business advisory firm that provides customized finance, accounting, human capital management, risk, operations, and technology consulting services to leading organizations facing complex change. We partner with our clients to help them navigate pressing business challenges and achieve goals related to improving operations, minimizing risks, and enabling future growth. Our people are our most valuable asset and our individual differences are our greatest strength. At CrossCountry, we embrace and value our individual experiences, capabilities, talents, and perspectives by fostering and promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion. Join our team where Excellence is a priority, Collaboration and teamwork are the norm, Energy is contagious, and the opportunity to make an Impact is endless.