Overview

Job Locations:
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Dallas, TX
Chicago, IL
Atlanta, GA

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Practice Overview

Ankura Office of the CFO® (Ankura OCFO®) was established to support the strategic vision and evolving challenges and demands of the finance organization.  Our focus is on enabling the CFO’s success by delivering holistic, tailored solutions to drive business performance, enable operational efficiency and effectiveness, and transform data into insights, and position the finance function as a strategic partner to the business. Ankura OCFO® team members have a strong collaborative spirit and an entrepreneurial mindset as we work together to continue our rapid growth and constant innovation.

Solutions and Primary Focus Areas:

  • Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency: Optimize Finance and Accounting processes, operations and service delivery model while driving EBITDA improvements and managing overall cost of Finance.

  • Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Optimization: Drive working capital improvements, cash generating initiatives and greater transparency into cash flow reporting and forecasting.

  • Reporting: Design management reporting packages with focus on key performance indicators to facilitate management and achievement of financial goals and targets i.e., EBITDA.

  • Financial Risk Management: Address audit committee and board concerns, remediate accounting, manage enterprise risk profile.

  • Interim Management: Fill an interim or surge resource need specifically in a leadership or executive role; provide solutions to leverage human capital and experience.

Role Overview

Individuals in this role will offer strategic advice and practical solutions to help our clients comply with accounting regulations, enhance financial reporting accuracy, and make informed financial decisions.

Requirements:

  • Director, or Senior Director, level will be determined through the interview process.

  • Graduate of accredited 4-year college / university with educational concentration in accounting.

  • 5-8+ years of experience related to general ledger close, financial reporting, financial statement auditing, and technical accounting.

  • Proficient in monthly close processes, accurate and timely accounting, trial balance and financial statement analysis.

  • Experience leading strategies to drive financial and operational goals.

  • Perform and/or lead corporate accounting and reporting functions by overseeing the monthly financial close process, guiding team operations, and collaborating with key stakeholders.

  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of the financial statements, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Deliver monthly reporting to client management members, boards, lenders, and private equity owners.

  • Lead, partner with, and grow accounting teams of various skill levels.

  • Oversee and/or contribute to client annual external financial statement audits.

  • Implement improved processes and internal controls around financial close, accounts payable, payroll, and various other accounting processes including development of corporate accounting policy/procedure manuals.

  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively up to 80%.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

Subject Matter Expertise (preferred):

  • CPA (or technical/ GAAP accounting expertise)

  • Masters Degree preferred but not required

Technical Expertise (one or more of the following preferred):

  • Financial Systems ERP (e.g., SAP, Oracle, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Workday Financials) and general ledger experience

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.  The range does not include additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $85,000 to $200,000; this range is not a promise of a particular wage.

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