Salary Mid-Point: $120,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Company Location: Northbrook (near north Chicago suburbs) – Commutable by Metra train from downtown Chicago

  • Note 1: Remote working 100% through end of year (12/31/20) and likely into Q1
  • Note 2: Remote working (work-from-home) several days per week indefinitely

Job Title: Accounting M&A Manager

Industry: Service Industry

The Accounting M&A Manager is responsible for overseeing all phases of an M&A deal cycle from preliminary analysis of a target company and management meetings to post-closing purchase accounting. In addition, the manager assists with the performance of the annual goodwill fair value analysis to support the purchase price of closed deals. The role will work closely with Business Unit VPs / GMs and Corporate Development to ensure that business and financial risks and opportunities are identified during accounting diligence process. The role aligns with the Company’s acquisition strategy to grow into new markets and industries.



  • Responsible for financial and accounting diligence on target companies for merger and acquisition deals supporting the business units and Corporate Development
  • Provide BUs and Corporate Development insight into business drivers, strategies, financial performance and trends, cash flow, and working capital requirements of target company
  • Build relationships with the management teams of target companies to facilitate a successful transaction and subsequent integration
  • Provide insight to BU Finance and Corporate Development of impact of diligence findings on the valuation model
  • Present diligence findings and recommendations to Core team members to support final decision on acquisitions
  • Partner with BU Finance and Corporate Development to negotiate purchase agreement terms with target company regarding finance and accounting issues found during diligence

Technical Accounting and Financial Analysis

  • Complete purchase accounting for all closed transactions including valuation of intangible assets and net working capital at closing
  • Prepare the annual goodwill impairment analysis for COMPANY reporting units in support of the external audit
  • Assist in year-end financial statement preparation and audit process
  • Collaborate with Corporate FP&A and BU Finance leads on key financial LRP metrics that impact valuation


  • A university degree in Accounting or a related discipline
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • At least 6 years of work experience in related field including:
    • A minimum of 3 years public Accounting experience (preferably with Big 4 accounting firm) or
    • Transaction Services with deal experience in various industries (due diligence)
  • Deep Technical knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS and the application to M&A transactions and business combinations
  • Experience communicating business drivers, strategies, and financial results / forecasts with executives, CFOs, and controllers

For immediate consideration, email your resume in Word format to Cameron Wall at