"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
We currently serve our 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.
Our Consultants have a either an FP&A background, a CPA background or a blend of both. 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 may include any or all of the following expertise:
Financial Planning & Analysis - Preparation of annual operating plans; Quarterly re-forecasting; Development of multi-year strategic plans; Analysis of product line, channel and customer profitability; Evaluation of marketing and advertising ROI; Benchmarking; Refinement of cost allocation methodologies; R&D budgeting; Cost-to-serve analysis; Development of complex forecasting tools; Pricing analysis; Acquisition and divestiture analysis; Capital expense planning and analysis.
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.