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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Supervising Senior

Green Hasson & Janks

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 10, 2022.

WHY we get up in the morning
At GHJ we help our people and clients pursue their passions, build thriving businesses, and create a better future.

WHAT we believe
We believe that collaboration is the foundation for success.

We work as a business advocate for our clients – providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for the future.

HOW we succeed
We are deeply committed to our core values of Bright Minds, Brave Hearts and Bold Actions and incorporate them into every aspect of our business.

By living these values, we are able to meet our strategic objectives of Remaining Fiercely Independent (financial success), Meeting client demands/needs (client success), Reinforcing and expanding cultural distinction (people success).
Summary of Role:
The GHJ Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team provides a challenging, rewarding and entrepreneurial opportunity for individuals to improve their skill set and career trajectory while advising companies across numerous industries through their transaction process.
Responsibilities

Participate in buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence engagements with corporate entities, investment bankers, private equity firms and strategic corporate buyers.
Guide clients on EBITDA adjustments and considerations, and prepare schedules of adjustments for inclusion in pricing negotiations to assist in driving value.
Review operating and financial metrics, prepare analysis of relevant metrics including graphs, charts and associated commentary.
Prepare Quality of Earnings reports including commentary on business background, accounting function and processes, business performance and investor insights.
Manage client projects, workloads and deliverables across numerous engagements, communicating priority items and status internally and externally.
Conduct audit style testing procedures around key accounting concepts to validate or adjust if needed.
Comment on balance sheet key items, working capital drivers and fluctuations, debt and debt-like items analyses.
Analyze the financial operations of target companies and identify issues that may impact the purchase price.
Will travel regularly (approximately 30%).

Qualifications

Bachelor’s level education required.
2-3 years in the M&A environment, preferably TAS.
2-3 years at a large or mid-tier accounting or advisory firm.
Strong accounting and diligence knowledge.
CPA preferred but not required.
Exceptional analytical and communication (written and oral) skills required.
Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge of technical principles, theory and practice, and an ability to apply these appropriately in the context of a transaction and specifically Quality of Earnings projects.
Applies knowledge of the client’s industry when scoping and completing assignments, including questioning clients and holding discussions with investment bankers and prospective investors.
Identifies and resolves a wide variety of technical problems, by distilling the data, considering client specifics and applying reasonable and best practices to reach conclusions.
Proven ability to use research skills to solve Considers variety of options and opinions before making appropriate decisions.
Demonstrates strong analytical skills, and uses logical reasoning and strong communication to achieve buy in on methodology and approach.
Takes ownership of assignment planning, management and delivery.
Plans and presents well-organized work product.
Delivers high quality work under pressure in a high-octane environment.
Has the ability to generate workable new ideas and creative solutions.
Possesses a willingness to lead and take responsibility for others.
Provides effective guidance and direction on an assignment, whilst balancing the need for individuals to find ways that best suit their own way of working and continuing to achieve goals and objectives.
Acts as a team player with peers as well as engagement teams or department.
Seeks to improve skills through self-development.

Six decades, overriding focus: our people and our clients.

GHJ was founded in 1953, making us one of the oldest independent firms in the Los Angeles area.

Ranked as a top 20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the firm has 15 partners and approximately 170 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients.

Our firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), Public Company Accounting Oversite Board (PCAOB), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CAN).

Collaboration and maintaining strong relationships are the cornerstones of our success.

We are also an independent member of HLB International, a worldwide organization of over 250 member professional accounting firms and business advisors.

This affiliation gives us access to the subject matter experts of other member firms and provides consulting and professional services in over 158 countries through its nearly 800 offices worldwide.

Los Angeles (Remote) /
Transaction Advisory Services /
Regular Full-time