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Director, Risk Advisory

Morgan Franklin

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted November 22, 2021.

Own Your Career

We deliver unparalleled opportunities to drive your career advancement and we have a rewarding employee culture to support it.

Now is the time to truly own your career and deliver real value to some of the world’s most valuable Fortune 100 brands, growth companies transforming their industries, and mid-market firms that need help navigating the defining moments of their lifecycle.

Be a part of a collaborative organization with a commitment to learning.

Work side by side with business leaders to solve complex client challenges.

Discover opportunities to participate in an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Collaborate with our Women’s Initiative, explore issues surrounding Diversity & Inclusion with our IDEAS committee, or help to shape our employee experience with our Employee Engagement Committee!

The Team-
– Accounting & Transaction Services

Our team is comprised of seasoned professionals with public accounting experience and business consultants with a deep expertise in a broad range of industries.

We take a comprehensive approach to helping clients navigate through the IPO process, M&A lifecycle support, Risk Advisory, and leverage our own Technical Accounting Solution Center to address critical financial reporting and technical accounting issues for clients.

Your Impact

  • Shape the strategic direction of the practice and drive business development, both by expanding and growing existing accounts and pursuing new client opportunities for the firm.
  • Perform stakeholder management and communicate with customers at senior executive levels.
  • Ensure overall quality and expert delivery of the company’s risk and technical accounting offerings.
  • Specifically, will provide expert direction and guidance around:
  • Engaging with clients and colleagues on technical accounting and control-related issues to provide research guidance and give recommendations for potential solutions.
  • Educating internal and external audiences on Accounting & Transaction Services best practices.
  • Guiding teams in the application of COSO, AS 2201 and other best practice frameworks to implement effective and sustainable controls at clients.
  • Assisting clients with internal controls assessments aligned with operational, compliance and financial reporting risks, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance.
  • Direct and facilitate process teams, working with different groups within the organization (technology, accounting, finance, operations).
  • Identify, design and implement creative business solutions to continually improve the firm’s methodology and approach.
  • Lead project teams, share your individual subject matter expertise, and be a primary liaison to our clients.
  • Communicate with process stakeholders and customers at senior executive levels.
  • Create and deliver presentations on technical concepts, project work plans, delivery approach, milestones, and results to client stakeholders.
  • Engage with clients and colleagues on SOX solution support.
  • Review team progress to ensure compliance with work program and professional standards.
  • Mentor and develop team members.
  • Actively participate in career development activities and technical training of staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • 10+ years of relevant professional services and/or industry experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of technical expertise with US GAAP and SOX.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting/audit practices, procedures and reporting standards, including experience applying COSO’s 2013 framework.
  • One or more of the following risk related certifications: CPA, CIA, CISA, or CISSP.
  • Strong track record of meeting business development targets and developing thought leadership materials.
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate and build teams that deliver services and solutions that surpass client expectations.
  • Ability to lead workshops, including the gathering/documenting of requirements and use-cases and recommendation of envisioned processes.
  • History of developing risk and compliance thought leadership.
  • Experience developing detailed work plans for project activities within scope of application responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Information technology controls experience, including ITGC control and cybersecurity
  • MBA or Masters in Accounting.
  • Willingness to travel at least 25%.