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Director, SEC Accounting & Advisory Services

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About the Opportunity

Are you an accounting professional that is looking for your next step after audit or to work on complex projects outside the traditional often-repetitive accounting advisory work? Are you looking to add forensic accounting skills to your portfolio? Are you missing the variety of projects after going into industry? We are in the process of expanding FTI’s SEC & Accounting Advisory group in San Francisco and are seeking individuals with a desire to deepen their technical accounting expertise in a high-growth, nimble environment with a team of leading experts by your side. Our clients are facing complex technical accounting and financial reporting challenges driven by transactions, regulatory inquiries or potential errors in prior-period financial statements. As an SEC & Accounting Advisory Director, you will work with professionals with deep accounting expertise, many of them former SEC and FASB professionals, and Big 4 partners. In addition, we often supplement our teams with experienced professionals from other FTI practices such as Technology, Data and Analytics and Dispute Advisory Services.

Primary Duties

As an SEC & Accounting Advisory Director, you will supervise the day-to-day activities of engagements including interactions with client personnel, audit and advisory professionals, and other groups within FTI. Your responsibilities will include:
• Strengthen client relationships and generate additional client service opportunities through high quality deliverables and timely execution of projects
• Supervise, coach and mentor staff. Build and communicate FTI’s culture and code of conduct.
• Assist clients with the accounting and financial reporting impacts of significant events or complex transactions such as new customer arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, financing events, discontinued operations, and stock-based compensation arrangements
• Assist clients in complex investigative issues including unstructured data review, interviews and analysis
• Perform research and analysis, and document conclusions in technical accounting areas
• Prepare financial reporting deliverables in connection with an IPO
• Assist clients in communicating with the SEC and in complying with SEC reporting requirements including 10-Ks and 10-Qs, Regulation S-X Rule 3-05 and 3-09 financial statements and Article 11 pro forma financial information
• Remediate internal control deficiencies including design, implementation and testing
• Prepare support and disclosures for complex restatements of previously issued financial statements

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in accounting
• 6+ years of public accounting or equivalent experience
• 2+ years of experience in supervising teams
• Certified Public Accountant or foreign equivalent
• Strong and up-to-date knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting standards and SEC requirements
• Ability to travel up to 30% based on client needs
Preferred skills
• Experience at a Big 4 or other national accounting firm Refined presentation skills, an ability to explain complex issues simply and succinctly and deliver results to various project constituents
Knowledge of systems used for unstructured data review (for example, Relativity or Ringtail) an advantage



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