Transaction Advisory Services Manager
Fully Remote New York, Chicago, IL Opportunities Outside of PKF Mueller
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PKF Mueller, posting on behalf of PKF O'Connor Davies, a full-service certified public accounting and advisory firm:

PKF O'Connor Davies is searching for a Transaction Advisory Manager. 

The TAS Manager will work closely with our clients and team members in providing financial and operational analysis in connection with buy-side and sell-side due to diligence engagements. Through analysis of financial, commercial and operational data, this individual will provide insights to key decision-makers that help them increase value and reduce the risks and uncertainty inherent in M & A transactions. 

The TAS Manager will help identify key value drivers, challenge assumptions about future performance, search for and advise on the hidden value, and work with PKF service teams to deliver an integrated approach to clients before, during and after the transaction. The Manager will lead engagements supported by Partners who will educate, train and promote a great working environment. PKF continues to grow its practice and the candidate selected will have room for continued advancement and promotion throughout their career.

Essential Duties

  • Manage and participate in due diligence engagements related to acquisitions by private equity investor groups and strategic corporate buyers.
  • Analyze financial/operational results of targets through reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management.
  • Prepare/evaluate pro forma financial information.
  • Identify issues for purchase price reductions, deal structuring, or deal termination. Identify post-acquisition action steps to achieve anticipated earnings/cash flow improvements.
  • Evaluate effects of seasonality and cyclicality on cash flow requirements.
  • Perform industry and company research. Correlate due diligence findings with client valuations.
  • Manage expectations of service and review the work of Staff and Senior employees.
  • Conduct timely performance reviews for Staff and Senior employees and help to develop and guide staff.
  • Generate new business opportunities. Identify business development opportunities and assist Partners and Directors on proposals and new business opportunities by drafting responses, participating in the proposal process, building client relationships, demonstrating knowledge of client business and communicating directly with the target company.
  • BA/BS degree and approximately 3-5 years of TAS work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience.
  • Big 4 TAS practice experience preferred.
  • Degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance preferred.
  • CPA certification required.
  • Experience including at least 3+ years of relevant external audit experience in a public accounting firm. Audit experience within manufacturing, distribution and retail/consumer product companies preferred.
  • Must have a strong understanding of cost accounting and inventory valuation.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extremely proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • A strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas.
  • The successful candidate must also be willing and able to travel, when necessary.
  • Working knowledge of data analytics and available tools.
  • Must be able to work additional hours as needed to meet client deliverables.
  • Travel to various client sites throughout the tri-state area, ability to travel domestically to meet client needs and travel to other PKF office locations may be required.

PKF Mueller is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.