Managing Consultant – Private Equity Consulting
CrossCountry Consulting
 Caney, KS
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!

Responsibilites

  • Serve clients within the “Office of the CFO” of private equity portfolio companies to create a diagnostic framework and improve finance function effectiveness
  • Assist with complex transactions implementing best practices: post-closing balance sheet settlement[BL1] , carve out financials, accounting method changes and other on-going integration services[BL2] 
  • Advise on complex accounting policy (ASC 606 revenue recognition, lease transactions, purchase accounting, etc.) in all areas of US GAAP and/or IFRS
  • Assist in 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
  • Develop and maintain personnel 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
  • Participate on proposal teams in securing new client work[BL3] 
  • Liaise with buy-side due diligence teams (M&A, outside counsel, actuaries, etc.) as appropriate to ensure all aspects of the transaction are accounted for
  • Performs as a role model, supervisor, coach, and mentor to 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

  • 5+ years of experience working in a client facing role at a top-tier public accounting firm and/or consulting 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
  • Mentorship and people development capabilities
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including comfort with executive audiences
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
  • High energy, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Great sense of humor! 

Required Certifications

  • CPA or CA

Education Desired

  • MBA, MSF, or MSA