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Grant Thornton LLP Diligence Senior Associate in Boston, Massachusetts

Financial Due Diligence Senior Associate

Grant Thornton’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice is focused globally on middle-market transactions, serving dynamic organizations with experienced professionals who bring a full range of advisory services to validate, optimize and create value. Our M&A practice is comprised of several integrated capabilities that support our clients' needs throughout the transaction lifecycle.

By joining the Grant Thornton Financial Due Diligence team, you can immediately contribute to the mutual success of our team and our clients by being a key member of the engagement team. Specifically, the Diligence Senior Associate is responsible for all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing projects and services in financial due diligence and developing and managing staff. The Diligence Senior Associate works closely with partners and staff and plays a key role in client management, practice development, and business development for an assigned group of clients.

Your day-to-day may include:

  • Perform in buy-side and sell-side transaction advisory engagements, providing carve-outs and similar services to clients, private equity investors, and asset-based lenders.

  • Help organizations realize the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as well as various transactions within the capital markets.

  • Perform financial due diligence on key areas of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

  • Formulate questions and propose basic adjustments based on the identification of key risks and business drivers.

  • Lead analysis on key operational data, net working capital, debt, and debt-like items.

  • Lead initial drafts of reports (including Quality of Earnings reports) for clients that highlight the key financial findings of potential investments as well as the drivers behind sustainable profits and cash flows.

  • Create and design tailored transaction advisory reports specific to key issues such as normalized earnings, valuation model input assumptions, achievability of management's budget, indebtedness considerations, borrowing base calculations, and/or business combinations and carve-out financial statements.

  • Team with partners and senior managers on proposals and business development calls.

  • Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).

  • Supervise, train and mentor associates.

  • Assess performance of associates for engagement and year-end reviews

  • Other duties as assigned

    You have the following technical skills, qualifications and abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • 2 to 6 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross-industry clients at a national level.

  • CPA preferred or CPA in process preferred.

  • Solid experience in the following: accounting, audit or transaction advisory services.

  • Strong current knowledge in US GAAP, GAAS, SEC Reporting, transaction advisory services or mergers and acquisitions.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and simultaneous project in a rapidly growing practice.

  • Strong leadership, business development, recruitment, training, and mentoring skills

  • Excellent written, presentation, leadership, and interpersonal communications skills.

  • Availability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed.

  • Prior relevant consulting experience preferred

  • Ability to travel on short notice and work additional hours as necessary.

  • Travel percentage: 25%

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About Us

At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result – for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It’s what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.

About the Team

The team you’re about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here’s how:

• Whether it’s your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.

• Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.

• We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different — and we think that’s a good thing. That’s why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at www.gt.com/careers

• When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we’re taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at www.gt.com/careers

Here’s what you can expect next:

If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at www.gt.com/careers.

Additional Details:

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