Berkeley Research Group

Associate Director - Transaction Advisory Services

US
5 months ago
Job ID
2017-1736
# of Openings
1
Category
Consulting Staff

Overview

This position can be based out of our New York City, Boston, Chicago, or Houston office.

 

Berkeley Research Group provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts provide sophisticated economic, financial, and analytical advice across a wide range of disciplines, including antitrust and competition policy, complex damages, finance, healthcare, intellectual property, restructuring, valuation, and workforce issues. In addition, the firm assists clients in major industry sectors with compliance, business process improvement, and strategy consulting. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, BRG currently has over 41 offices across the U.S. and internationally. 

 

 

 

Berkeley Research Group provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts provide sophisticated economic, financial, and analytical advice across a wide range of disciplines, including antitrust and competition policy, complex damages, finance, healthcare, intellectual property, restructuring, valuation, and workforce issues. In addition, the firm assists clients in major industry sectors with compliance, business process improvement, and strategy consulting. 

 

The Associate Director role is a senior-level consulting position. This position requires a highly motivated problem solver with solid analytical ability, strong organizational skills, and a desire to advance within the organization. An Associate Director is a vital member of the team managing and executing financial diligence on a variety of projects across a range of industry sectors. This position is focused on analyzing financial data, key trends impacting the performance of a business, discussing business performance and forecast assumptions with senior management and report writing articulating findings and recommendations around the key financial and business issues in a transaction and key value drivers. Responsibilities will also include helping develop junior staff and ensuring their career development. The ideal candidate should be prepared to work in a team environment on a diverse range of transaction advisory services assignments relating to:

 

  • Financial and Business Diligence
  • Quality of Earnings
  • Working Capital Analysis

 

This position offers advancement opportunities within a rapidly growing expert services and consulting firm. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the day-to-day activities of BRG Corporate Finance – Transaction Advisory Services client service teams executing on buy and sell side diligence engagements
  • Over 18 month period build a run-rate book-of- maintain an active role in overall business development activities in the TAS practice.
  • Manage and oversee a support team of junior staff
  • Demonstrate consistent, balanced project delegation, supervision and leadership skills across all areas of an engagement
  • Utilize business, finance, accounting, and analytical skills to perform tasks including, but not limited to: quality of earnings, financial trend analysis, working capital trending and benchmark, financial statement review, and business plan assessments
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment; collaborate with BRG experts, professionals from other firms and client personnel to achieve engagement objectives
  • Oversee the preparation of reports, written analyses, presentations, and other client deliverables
  • Participate in the development of a fast-growing, entrepreneurial consulting practice including assisting in marketing, client pitches and product and practice development
  • Demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, quality and integrity
  • Demonstrate an interest and aptitude in business development and becoming known in the marketplace as an expert in their field through client work and the creation of thought leadership papers, journal articles, and presentations
  • Assist in identifying issues for purchase price adjustments and potential, deal structuring insights

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting from a leading university. An MBA or CPA is a plus
  • 8 to 10 years’ prior work experience, in transaction advisory or related a professional services environment with big 4 experience preferred
  • Strong data analysis skills and problem solving abilities
  • Desire and ability to manage processes and other staff
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with senior management
  • Ability to work independently on smaller transactions
  • Willingness to travel up to 40%

 

Preferred Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize changing work demands and learn quickly
  • Ability to understand legal documents and complex agreements
  • Familiarity with financial research tools (e.g. Capital IQ, Bloomberg, etc.)
  • Experience in a Big Four Transaction Advisory Services practice
  • Experience and depth of knowledge of industry players, key industry drivers, and current trends

 

Candidate must be able to submit verification of his/her legal right to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship.

 

BRG is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

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