Deloitte ARA – Accounting and Reporting Advisory Senior Specialist in McLean, Virginia

Are you a detail-oriented, inquisitive individual who enjoys coming up with innovative solutions? We are in the process of expanding Deloitte s accounting and reporting advisory practice. We are seeking professionals who want to build off their existing audit knowledge and use such knowledge on exciting advisory projects that add great value to our clients within their finance and accounting departments. From technical accounting issues, to new standard implementations, accounting system and new process transformations, and complex transaction support (e.g., M&A purchase accounting, finance integration, and more), 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. As an Accounting and Reporting Senior Specialist, you'll design and execute procedures based on the client s business, the risks it faces, and its internal control processes. You ll gain exposure to a variety of industries and business models, helping your career growth and professional development.

Work you ll do

As an Accounting and Reporting Advisory Senior Specialist, you will interact with clients directly to discuss issues. Not only will you work independently, but you ll also collaborate with a diverse group of talented professionals. You ll use our cutting-edge tools and technology.Other responsibilities will include:

  • Leverage artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, data visualizations

  • Process flow automation to perform data interrogation and analysis of client data

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

  • Provide technical accounting advice and assist teams in preparing detailed calculations in areas such as:

  • Revenue Recognition and related costs (ASC 606 and ASC 340-40)

  • Leases

  • Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL)

  • Stock-based compensation

  • Business combinations

  • Foreign currencies

  • Equity

  • Earnings per share

  • Capitalization of internal use software and website development costs

  • Understand and assist clients in complying with SEC financial reporting requirements (10Ks, 10Qs and other filings)

  • Perform gap analysis of accounting systems, internal controls and SOX requirements, document appropriate processes and controls, and assist with operating effectiveness testing of controls

  • Support client in quarterly and annual close processes

  • Assist with draft financial statements and other SEC filing requirements

  • Assist clients in preparing for and completing audits, and liaising with the auditors

  • Identifying and communicating (i) critical deal issues, (ii) the strength and weakness of the business against industry benchmarks to client management that could impact the purchase price or the deal structure

  • Challenging assumptions related to future financial projections

  • Identifying critical post-closing matters to be addressed to ensure improvements in profitability and cash flows

  • Interacting extensively with personnel of the target companies and the client

  • Reviewing and preparing due diligence reports outlining analyses and findings

  • Assisting with the finalization of (i) opening balance sheet/ of purchase price allocations, and (ii) closing working capital calculations.

The team

Our team culture is collaborativeand encourages team members to take initiative and seek on-the-job learning opportunities. Our audit professionals are committed to excellence and to enhancing the trust of the investing public and capital markets. Quality is our top priority, and by focusing on innovation, we continue to raise the bar on quality and deliver greater value to our clients. Learn more about Deloitte Audit.



  • 3 years ofpublic accounting or equivalent experience

  • Bachelor s degree in accounting or related field

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, or actively working towards certification

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, team environment

  • Experience working independently on multiple assignments or engagements

  • Up to 100% travel

  • Experience in financial reporting and SEC requirements of IPOs an advantage

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

  • Knowledge of internal controls and SOX requirements

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel

  • Preferred Industries: Technology, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Renewable Energy

  • Ability to think creatively, problem solve and work independently

  • Proven ability to work in teams and a desire to teach others

  • Solid written communication skills

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

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

  • Professional and personable demeanor

  • Knowledge of IT systems such as Workiva, Netsuite, RevPro an advantage

  • Knowledge of IFRSor other international accounting standardsan advantage

How you ll grow

At Deloitte, we believe in professional development and helping our people grow. We offer learning opportunities to help you sharpen your skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. We support the development of leadership and technical skills through leading-edge learning development solutions such as our Welcome to Deloitte on-boarding program, career milestone learning programs, and Audit technical training. Deloitte University, our 107-acre, $300M center, demonstrates our commitment to development by delivering an interactive, immersive learning environment that offers a physical campus in a virtual world. Welcoming more than 50,000 learners annually from 81 countries, we're considered one of the leading private companies for growing leadership skills.Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center.


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Category: Accounting & Auditing