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Deloitte Accounting & Reporting Advisory IPO / SPAC Execution Services Senior in Chicago, Illinois

We are in the process of expanding Deloitte's Accounting and Reporting Advisory practice within the IPO/ SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) Execution Services offering. Preparing to go public via an IPO or a SPAC merger can be a complex and time-consuming process, and companies must address financial reporting, technical accounting, internal controls, systems, and auditing considerations to prepare for going public. A target company in a SPAC merger will need to prepare itself for being a public company oftentimes within a few months, which is a shorter timeline compared to a traditional IPO for substantially the same preparation, due diligence, prospectus-drafting and SEC engagement and ongoing oversight. Public company execution and public company sustainment services for both IPO and SPAC mergers should cover cross-functional topics such as: technical accounting, financial reporting and close, finance effectiveness, financial planning and analysis, tax matters, internal controls and internal audit, human resources and compensation, investor relations, enterprise risk management, technology and cybersecurity, among other things.

Are you a detail-oriented, inquisitive individual who enjoys coming up with solutions to client issues? Are you technically sound when it comes to accounting and reporting matters? We are seeking professionals who want to build off their existing accounting experience and/or audit knowledge and use such knowledge on exciting advisory projects that add great value to our clients. From technical accounting issues, to new standard implementations; from complex transaction support to internal controls, the leaders of our practice will help you in expanding your experience base to further develop your career. At Deloitte, we provide services using an approach designed to provide the flexibility to serve the unique circumstances and complexities of our clients. You'll gain exposure to a variety of industries, business models and financial accounting areas, helping your career growth and professional development.

Work you'll do

As an IPO / SPAC execution - Accounting and Reporting Advisory Senior, you will interact with clients directly. Not only will you work independently, but you will also collaborate with a diverse group of talented professionals across the firm from different geographies. You will use our cutting-edge tools and technologies. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide excellent timely client service, deliver high quality work and strengthen client relationships

  • Be part of a team that assists clients in preparing the financial and reporting aspects of an IPO/ SPAC, such as

  • Assess IPO / SPAC readiness and develop an appropriate checklist

  • Internal controls, internal audit, risk and compliance management

  • GAAP conversion from or into international accounting standards, e.g., IFRS or US GAAP

  • Preparation of the financial disclosures

  • Services implementing corporate governance structures

  • Support growth efforts through pursuits, market research and maintaining a network of peers.

The team

Our team culture is collaborative and encourages team members to take initiative and seek on-the-job learning opportunities. Our professionals are committed to excellence and to enhancing the trust of the investing public and capital markets.

Qualifications

Required

  • 3+ years of public accounting or equivalent experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Preferred

  • Up-to-date technical knowledge of US GAAP accounting standards

  • Ability to perform research into, and a desire to expand your technical accounting expertise

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel

  • Ability to think creatively, problem solve and work independently

  • Detail orientated and a high level of pride in your work

  • Proven ability working in a fast-paced, team environment

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Solid written communication skills

  • Good presentation skills and an ability to explain accounting issues clearly and succinctly

  • Prior experience in financial reporting and SEC requirements of IPOs

  • Knowledge of IFRS or other international accounting standards

  • Prior experience around SOX and internal controls

  • Knowledge and experience of SPAC mergers

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual environment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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