At CrossCountry, we share a vision for creating a distinctly new type of advisory firm, one that brings the best aspects from our Big Four and Arthur Andersen roots along with an unwavering commitment to building the right culture. We take pride in our ability to provide customized solutions that fit our client's unique and specific set of needs.
As a Director, you will report to the San Francisco Office Managing Partner and be aligned to the national Accounting Advisory service line. You will serve as a member of our leadership team to create, develop, and build our presence on the West Coast. Companies are constantly faced with evolving accounting standards. In this role, you will lead Team CrossCountry in helping our employees and clients anticipate, understand, and respond to the ever-changing world of accounting policies and standards. You will also be accountable for other practice-related activities, including business development, client relationship management, account management, project oversight, recruiting, and other office operations.
Provide high-quality consulting services by taking personal ownership for successfully delivering on client engagements that are fact-driven, solution oriented and meet CrossCountry's standard for quality.
Supervise execution teams, providing senior project leadership and managing evolving client management needs for operational and technical accounting such as:
Preparation of financial statements, typically in connection with acquisitions, carve-outs, proposed sale transactions, restatements, etc.
Support IPO Program Management
Assist in the in the design and implementation of new accounting policies and procedures
Assess and design reporting processes to adhere to and support SEC reporting (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K etc.) and management reporting requirements
Streamline the financial accounting close process; including accelerating and streamlining monthly and quarterly reporting processes
Oversee and manage financial reporting and operational system implementations
Lead large finance and business transformation initiatives for clients
Partner with our clients and delivery teams to enable, lead and manage various technical accounting deliverables
Manage client accounts, projects, and engagements, including work plans, staffing, deadlines, and budgets throughout all lifecycle phases - strategy, goal-setting, deliverables, and maintaining an integrated project plan
As a leader for the Accounting Advisory practice on the West Coast, including setting the growth strategy in line with CrossCountry's Core Values and other operational areas:
Account management: oversee client engagements, maintain strong relationships with senior client personnel, have a solid understanding of clients' business, and ensure quality of deliverables and satisfaction on engagements
Coaching and Development: provide coaching and training opportunities for team members leveraging individual skills and the firm's people first culture.
Recruiting and Retention: take an active role in attracting, interviewing, hiring and retaining top talent
Thought leadership: share expertise in technical domain(s) with team members and clients, including case studies, white papers, learning materials, and other resources
Serve as a key leader in our Accounting Advisory practice by guiding and directing strategic firm initiatives around technical accounting policies and standards
Lead marketing and business development efforts in support of creating and building the firm's Accounting Advisory presence
Actively purse business development opportunities and market a full range of services to prospective clients including using existing relationships to generate new opportunities
Support the business development team with client delivery or sector specific expertise
Foster culture of growth and a business development mindset
Act as a thought leader in the market
Willingness to travel domestically up to 30%
Required Experience & Qualifications
15 - 20+ years of relevant accounting experience advising publicly traded companies on various technical accounting policies and standards (e.g. ASC 606, ASC 842, ASC 326)
Prior experience in professional services (public accounting or advisory firm), preferably at a large, global accounting firm or with a management consulting firm
In depth knowledge of accounting standards (U.S. GAAP and/or IFRS)
Desired Experience and Qualifications
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Demonstrated track record of establishing credibility both internally and externally
Proven leader with the ability to foster an environment of collaboration and excellence
Passionate about building, developing, motivating, and leading others
Strong attention to detail with the ability to think from a "big picture" perspective
Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
High energy, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Accounting, Business, Finance or other technical discipline
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.