Senior Engagement Manager/ Principal

Senior Engagement Manager/ Principal –  boutique strategy consulting firm – salary competitive with the market

Overview / Responsibilities:

Principals are expected to manage and direct teams of junior-level consultants on our engagements to deliver value-based strategic advice. The Principal is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of key projects, including defining optimal use of case team and client team resources, setting timelines, identifying project deliverables, and addressing complex business issues. He or she must also establish effective working relationships with senior client contacts and liaise with senior management, as well as write and deliver presentations based on project findings and make recommendations to client senior management. This position requires translation of complex financial principles and evaluation of strategic questions, resulting in the development of highly sophisticated advice for client companies concerning growth strategy, portfolio shape, investment and acquisition decisions, cost reduction programs, and strategies to increase returns to shareholders.

Desired Qualifications:

MBA from a top-tier school

At least 2 years of experience in strategy or financial services consulting

At least 6 years of total relevant experience in:

Consulting

Finance (M&A, corporate finance, due diligence)

Industry (Sector-specific expertise, or strategy/business development role within blue chip company)

Experience analyzing financial information and developing advice for client companies, including using financial forecasting methods and translating complex financial principles

Experience building complex analytical models relating to the drivers of profitability for firms and the market

Expertise in writing presentations and presenting strategies and objectives in a manner which is comprehensive, concise and clear

Evidence of successful team work and team leadership

 

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

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SVP of Finance – Division of Global Media and Entertainment Company

SVP of Finance – Division of  Global Media and Entertainment Company – 225-275k – Fairfield County, CT

Special Instructions: Recruiter to identify potential candidates and forward their resumes to Company and then once Company selects candidate to interview, may tell candidate the Company’s name

Position Summary Description

Position will be responsible for managing the Accounting, Reporting and Credit and Collections teams consisting of both local employees and an offshore business partner. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have a proven track record of accomplishment and leadership through Public and Private Accounting experience. Candidate will be required to interface with parent company as well as division management. Position reports directly to division’s Chief Financial Officer.

Experience

  • Minimum 15-20 years relevant experience preferably with a portion in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry with at least 10 years in a managerial capacity
  • Public Accounting audit experience (preferably with Consumer Products clients) (4 year minimum) required
  • Private industry experience (preferably in Consumer Packaged Goods industry)
  • Financial Reporting experience including financial consolidations and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Business strategy experience including writing financial planning documents
  • Financial analysis and business support experience
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience
  • General Ledger accounting experience
  • Capital project analysis experience
  • SEC reporting experience preferred
  • Mergers & Acquisition experience preferred

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; candidate will have preferably led a cross-functional team
  • Strong presentation skills; candidate will be required to make regular presentations to CEO and CFO as well as division’s Executive Committee
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Strong systems skills including Excel, PowerPoint; Oracle and Hyperion experience preferred
  • CPA license required

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

Manager Corporate Finance – Fortune 500 Firm

Corporate Finance Manager Accounting Policy – this is a technical accountant that really understands revenue recognition

The Corporate Accounting Policy team is the global professional practices group.

  • Participate in strategic initiatives, new product offerings, partnerships/joint ventures and other key drivers of Companies  future growth
  • Assist senior management with making critical business decisions by providing the proper accounting treatment and impact analysis
  • Accelerate transformation and change, create best practices and drive continuous process improvement
  • Work with department and business leaders on front-end process ideas, solutions and change

Specific Responsibilities

  • Establish, maintain and support compliance with company-wide accounting policies
  • Research accounting issues and prepare accounting documentation to ensure compliance with GAAP
  •           Review and provide technical guidance for material transactions and complex accounting issues
  • Support implementation of ASU 2014-9, Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • Review business unit initiatives and transactions to ensure consistent application of the Company’s revenue recognition policies
  • Understand the processes surrounding the Company’s various revenue streams
  • Provide guidance and support other finance and business unit initiatives
  • Research emerging accounting and reporting issues and prepare and submit comment letters on behalf of the Company
  • Develop and present technical accounting training sessions to accounting and finance employees
  • Support quarterly close process and related disclosures
  • Interact with the Company’s external auditors

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant required
  •          5+ years’ experience in Accounting/Finance; 4+ years Big 4 experience highly preferred with a focus applying GAAP revenue recognition policies, including advanced knowledge of ASU 2014-9, Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication and presentation skills

Leadership & Management Behavioral Competencies

  • Strong project management experience and ability to work with numerous different groups throughout an extremely large organization
  • Demonstrated track record of attention to detail, time management and prioritization skills
  • Must have strong technical financial skills and a comprehensive understanding of accounting, GAAP, PCAOB standards and SEC regulations
  • Ability to provide sound business judgment, strategic thinking, and broad financial and business perspective across the organization
  • Ability to deliver results in a consistent and sustainable manner
  • A strong and engaging presence, inspiring a spirit of cooperation and a sense of purpose
  • A positive can-do attitude with understanding of real limitations and the ability to push back when necessary
  • Strong communication skills as demonstrated through crisp writing, speaking and thinking and proven experience interacting with senior management

Personal Characteristics

  • Dynamic, proactive, and decisive – adapts well to change; able to provide leadership and functional expertise in a fast moving and competitive business environment
  • Strong intellect – a quick thinker who can hold his/her own in the company of thought-leaders and other high performance professionals
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and synthesize complex data and information into a fact-based decision making framework
  • Mature, with high professional integrity and honesty – able to separate people from issues and manage sensitive interactions and issues effectively and with appropriate judgment
  • A high-potential individual with the ability to motivate peers.

 

Contact: Lindsay Raider 212-685-4884