Senior Managing Consultant | Accounting Advisory Services
Chicago, IL 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description

As an Accounting Advisory Services (AAS) Senior Managing Consultant, you will lead projects for clients in a variety of industries and with various types of capital structures. Likely projects include providing accounting advisory services for clients as they prepare for public filings, are involved in significant mergers & acquisitions, undergo significant business or capital structure transformation and/or implement new accounting standards.

To be successful as an AAS Senior Managing Consultant, you should have a passion for serving clients while working in demanding, time-sensitive circumstances. You should possess a strong understanding of complex US GAAP, have outstanding communication and project management skills and be an excellent coach to less experienced team members.

How you will contribute:

  • Participating on project delivery teams
  • Participating in communications with C-level client executives including delivery of regular project updates and final presentations of project results
  • Daily responsibility of training, collaborating, and developing other team members
  • Ensuring projects comply with firm quality control standards
  • Reviewing your work, and potentially, the work of others for technical accuracy
  • Providing sound and accurate advice on the application of complex accounting standards
  • Solving problems in service delivery execution as they arise
  • Managing client participation
  • Meeting project deadlines
  • Coaching team members to high levels of performance

We are looking for people who have Forward Vision and:

  • Demonstrated expertise with US GAAP
  • Willingness to learn new things
  • Strong research skills to help determine appropriate accounting answers
  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to travel as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 4 years or more of experience in public accounting, accounting advisory, or accounting and technical reporting for an SEC registrant or a company that underwent the IPO process
  • Held one or more prior leadership positions with oversight of other team members
  • Strong technical expertise in the areas of financial accounting, financial reporting, SEC reporting, M&A or financial operations
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills
  • Strong communication skills including strong verbal, listening and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA license a plus
  • SEC financial reporting assistance including advising on Form S-1, S-4, 10-Q or 10-Ks or foreign private issuer equivalents.
  • Experience serving SPACs through the registration process or through de-SPAC transactions
  • Provide opinions on complex financial reporting matters and technical accounting issues
  • Drafting technical memos and assistance with complex accounting calculations


BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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