Salary Mid-Point: $110,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
M&A Accounting Manager
IFG's client is growing and is targeting an accounting professional with purchase agreement experience to for their growing accounting team. This is a highly visible role within the organization.  The responsibilities will include reviewing purchase agreements, working with outside valuation experts and auditors.  The M&A Accounting Manager work on accounting projects such as system implementations, account reconciliations and other technical accounting.

Job responsibilities:

  • Identify and articulate complex purchase accounting requirements to due diligence team, legal, accounting and acquired teams.
  • Be the technical subject matter expert on purchase accounting, process, and policy
  • Prepare documentation for external auditor review.
  • Partnering with third party valuation firms on preparation of various valuation reports for accounting purposes.
  • Introduce target companies
  • Build financial integration plans.
  • Own the chart of account setup process for newly acquired subs, including the legal entity structure.
  • Oversee all ongoing acquisition-related accounting activities including earnouts, deferred consideration and associated indemnifications, working capital settlement, holdback payments and certain period-end close and financial reporting activities associated with acquisitions.
  • Lead efforts to automate subsidiary mapping and trial balance upload.

- Bachelors in Accounting (or closely related field) required.

- Minimum of 5 years professional accounting experience, with 3+ years preferred in public accounting along with large corporate accounting experience strongly preferred
- CPA strongly preferred

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to