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Senior Consultant, SEC Accounting & Advisory Services

Forensic & Litigation Consulting
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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 Senior Consultant, 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 practices such as Technology, Data and Analytics and Dispute Advisory Services.

Primary Duties

As an SEC & Accounting Advisory Senior Consultant, you will be a key contributor to our engagement teams, interacting with client personnel, audit and advisory professionals, and other groups within FTI.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Be part of a team that assists 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
• Identify accounting issues and bring them to the attention of engagement leaders for resolution
• Be part of a team that assists clients in complex investigative issues including unstructured data review and analysis
• Assist teams in performing research and analysis, and documenting conclusions in technical accounting areas
• Prepare financial reporting deliverables in connection with an IPO
• Be part of a team that assists clients 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
• Draft and review public and private company financial statements
• Assist in preparing support for complex restatements of previously issued financial statements
• Be part of a team that remediates internal control deficiencies including implementation and testing

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in accounting
• 3+ years of public accounting or equivalent experience
• Certified Public Accountant or foreign equivalent
• 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 In performing substantive audit procedures on a variety of account balances, such as fixed assets, prepaid expenses, cash, accounts payable and accounts receivable, preferably in a variety of clients or industries
• Experience at a Big 4 or other national accounting firm
• Effective communication skills and an ability to explain complex issues clearly and succinctly
• Knowledge of systems used for unstructured data review (for example, Relativity or Ringtail) an advantage






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