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Manager, M&A Accounting at Deloitte

Manager, M&A Accounting

Deloitte Boca Raton, FL Full-Time
Job Description:

Manager, M&A Accounting

Deloitte Services LP includes internal support areas such as Sales Excellence, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources/Talent, Information Technology, Facilities Management, and Financial Support Services.

Role Description

Deloitte's Controllership function within its Finance & Administration organization provides stewardship over the US firms' assets by monitoring business transactions and setting accounting policy that results in accurate and reliable financial statements. Controllership is a dynamic, highly-collaborative group focused on overseeing and supporting the financial health of the U.S. member firm and each of its functional subsidiaries.

The Manager will bring an agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial mindset that will enable them to partner with the U.S. Firms' Controller, Lead Controllers and Finance Business Partners in delivering exceptional Controllership services to the businesses, enabling areas (EA) and the overall firm for Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. The Manager will lead a team focused on delivering day 1 and day 2 accounting for Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures (MA&D). The Manager will ensure timely, accurate, and insightful financial information is provided to the respective Lead Controller, Finance Business Partners (FBPs) and business or EA leaders for any MA&D transactions. To accomplish this, the Manager will collaborate with Deloitte's Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team, our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Finance team, Corporate Development, Treasury, Global Finance Services (GFS), and other teams within the Accounting and Compliance organization.

This role is expected to be a career level 5 role.

Job Responsibilities

Organizational and financial accounting activities

+ Accounting Policy, Risk and Controls

+ Coordinate within Finance & Administration organization to ensure MA&D controls are operating properly to maintain data integrity and financial information is reliable

+ Collaborate with the US Firms' Controller, Lead Controllers, Policy, Quality & Risk Management (QRM), Internal Audit and the Internal Control Group to implement accounting policy, procedures, controls, and governance relevant to MA&D

+ Critically review M&A contracts to identify potential accounting issues, and research technical accounting positions in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)

+ Work with business stakeholders, M&A Finance team, Corporate Development, Finance Business Partners to evaluate MA&D transactions and support appropriate application of policy

+ Prepare and review journal entries and ensure transactions are consistent with policy and purchase price allocation is appropriately allocated for M&A transaction and gain/loss calculation is appropriate for any divestitures

+ Review and assist in due diligence for targets and provide accounting insights to the M&A Finance team and Corporate Development

+ Collaborate with the engaged Valuation specialist and coordinate with the M&A Finance team on valuation data requests and review of valuation report for the purchase price allocation

+ Clearly document key accounting issues and conclusions in a memo for MA&D transactions

+ Manage key control reviews, such as, quarterly or annual process to identify and assessment of intangible asset or goodwill impairment indicators

+ Financial Close and Reporting

+ Ensure accurate and timely recording and financial reporting of MA&D transactions, joint ventures, and other wholly owned subsidiaries off ledger

+ Review periodic, quarterly and year-end close activities, including review of income statement and balance sheet for accuracy and policy compliance for both external reporting and internal management reporting related to MA&D

+ Work with FP&A, Corporate Development, M&A Finance team and business or EA stakeholders to review and take appropriate actions on all MA&D, joint venture accounting matters

+ Review the external financial reporting and internal management reporting of respective legal entities including their subsidiaries for completeness and accuracy of MA&D

+ Assist in integration support for day 1 and day 2 of acquisitions or divestitures with the M&A Finance team, FP&A, Corporate Development or other key stakeholders

+ Assist in other Controllership activities, where applicable

+ Operational Excellence

+ Identify opportunities for process improvement and digitization for increasing efficiency and value delivered to Lead Controllers and US Firms' Controller and support execution of any resulting initiatives as applicable

+ Set and monitor standards for the quality of deliverables/reports owned by their team and enable team to meet or exceed the standards

+ Ensure consistent financial reporting to enable better decisions by Management

+ Mentor and coach others


+ Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills by developing relationships with business or EA leaders to serve as a trusted advisor who excels in both supporting the business or EA and enforcing policy decisions when required

+ Provide transparency into critical decisions by engaging impacted stakeholders early

+ Instill confidence in Controllership capabilities by demonstrating intricate knowledge of their respective business or EA

+ Ensure stakeholders across FP&A, Corporate Development, M&A Finance team, GFS and other groups within the Accounting and Compliance organization are informed and engaged in the execution of an accurate and timely period Close, consistent enforcement of accounting policies, and identification and resolution of system issues affecting financial data accuracy

+ Support the business COOs/CFOs, FBPs, Lead Controllers and US Firms' Controllers in analyzing and reviewing the financials specifically related to MA&D transactions


+ Leverage professional development opportunities to address feedback provided by team leaders

+ Adopt a process improvement mindset and a risk intelligent culture to be more effective in delivering Controllership services

+ Build subject matter expertise and share with team members through formal (e.g. developing and deliver training) and informal avenues

Team Structure

+ As part of the Controllership organization, the Manager position will be responsible for all MA&D across the businesses and EA organizations

+ The Manager will report directly to the Senior Manager of Controllership M&A Accounting



+ Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related subject

+ CPA and/or MBA preferred

Experience requirements

+ 6+ years of relevant technical accounting experience, preferably in a professional services firm

+ Advanced understanding of ASC 805, Business Combinations and other key accounting pronouncement; such as, but not limited to ASC 606, Revenue From Contracts with Customer s, ASC 810, Consolidation , and ASC 350, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other

Demonstrated accomplishments in the following areas:

+ Ability to understand and support application of applicable areas of accounting policy

+ Ability to perform research into, and a desire to expand your technical accounting expertise

+ Partnering/collaborating with senior leadership

+ Managing virtual teams

+ Process improvement, ability to challenge the status quo and identify improvements

+ Project management

+ Quality and risk management

Technology or other Requirements

+ Understanding and proficiency of SAP and other financial applications

+ Understanding and proficiency of SAP and other financial applications

+ Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Excel and PowerPoint

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills

+ Detail oriented and a high level of pride in your work

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado or Nevada, Deloitte is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and the State of Nevada and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $95,070 to $175,080.

ROLE IS AIP-ELIGIBLE, please add: You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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