"From a recruiting and retention perspective, I view DLC's employment model as a compelling differentiator among traditional consulting firms. The combination of their salary model, employment agreement, bonus program (which includes pay for hours billed in excess of forty), and deployment of local talent philosophy should be very appealing to top-tier finance and accounting professionals interested in consulting."
Senior Editor, Consulting Magazine
DLC is a professional services firm that helps companies transform ideas into action, one project at a time. Recognized by Inc magazine and the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, DLC has established itself as a leading provider of business services to companies seeking expertise in financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, M&A transaction support, financial systems implementation, process redesign, project management, and post merger integration.
The Company currently serves its clients out of seven offices in Chicago, Dallas, Northern California and Southern California. Our clients include Google, Allergan, THQ, Walgreens, Qualcomm, Salesforce, Ingram Micro, Warner Bros., Exelon, Bumblebee Foods, Yahoo, Spectrum Pharma, Honda, Kraft, Leap Wireless, Levi Strauss, Oakley, Nestle, Tribune, SAIC, EA Games, Avery Dennison, CBRE, Conagra, Quest Diagnostics, and a multitude of venture capital firms, hedge funds and private equity firms.
As a DLC Consultant, you will provide solutions across a wide variety of industries, companies, and functional disciplines.
On a Daily Basis, you will work directly with finance and operating executives at the Clients we serve.
The daily activities of a Consultant include:
Financial Accounting & Reporting—SEC Reporting Requirements: Forms 10-K, 10-Q, S-1, S-3, S-4; FASB Pronouncement analysis and implementation; Post merger integration; Reporting package development; Financial and operational audit coordination and execution; Consolidated financial statement preparation; Monthly close process redesign; Creation, review and documentation of internal control policy and procedures.
Financial Systems Implementation—Define software requirements; Manage software selection process; Act as functional lead in implementation of financial systems or product upgrades; Serve as liaison between IT and Finance/Accounting functions; Design and map chart of accounts; Develop and execute test scripts; Design financial reports using system or bolt-on reporting tools; Identify and implement "quick hit" process improvements; Perform post-implementation troubleshooting.
Process Documentation and Redesign—Develop "as is" process narratives and flow charts; Implement best practice recommendations; Align processes with capabilities of new systems; Ensure processes are compliant with external regulation.
Interim or “Gap” Financial Management-- Provide interim financial management when positions are impacted by growth, re-organization, merger, acquisition, or relocation; Evaluate job description and job content; Document desk-level processes; Identify and implement productivity opportunities; Assess efficiency of workflow; Develop current and accurate position descriptions; Train newly hired staff.
Project Management—Analyze and document project objectives and requirements; Scope project, identify resource requirements, articulate deliverables and develop timetables; Create project and communication plans; Coordinate efforts of internal process owners and subject matter experts; Develop contingency plans to eliminate obstacles to on-time and on-budget completion of the project.
M&A Due Diligence Support—Ensure availability of necessary historical data; Ensure completion of current and prior period financial statements as needed; Act as liaison between auditors, investment bankers, buyers and sellers; Construct forecast models to support short and long term decision making; Develop process and infrastructure to meet new reporting requirements; Ensure on-going lender requirements can be met accurately and expediently; Train employees to execute in an environment requiring more sophisticated reporting and analytics; Ensure people, process and systems support acquirer’s growth and profitability objectives.
Post Merger Financial Integration—Ensure transaction accounting is recorded properly; Develop periodic reporting requirements for combined entity; Establish integrated monthly close process; Align and Integrate general ledgers, product hierarchies, customer files , pricing files and other data files; Ensure productivity and synergy savings are captured; Create new budgets and forecasts for combined entity.