Responsible for managing the full spectrum of technical accounting related to the acquisitions of businesses, from the accounting due diligence phase through the integration phase, including coordination of internal and external accounting and valuation specialists, performance or coordination of related internal control procedures and performance or coordination of activities to support internal and external audits of M&A related accounting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Manage accounting due diligence pertaining to targets for acquisition.
•Manage or perform accounting for purchase price allocations and “Day One” accounting, including creation or obtainment of Closing and Opening Balance Sheets, for targets and acquired businesses.
•Manage the work of specialists in valuation services and other areas as necessary.
•Coordinate with other groups within the company to ensure accurate M&A accounting and M&A related disclosures within Company SEC filings.
•Manage the completion of M&A related internal controls and prepare or obtain necessary information to ensure accurate and timely audits of M&A accounting by internal and external auditors.
•Liaise with a target company's finance/accounting departments and advisors to gather pertinent accounting support.
•Assist and advise on post-acquisition integration accounting activities.
•Perform accounting and research as necessary in M&A related and other activities from time to time.
•Identify sustainable strategic improvements, suggest corrective actions, coordinate implementation and track efficiencies achieved.
•Identify process improvements and assist in the implementation of related processes and controls.
•Identify improvements that will positively impact corporate success and fully comply with objectives and regulations.
•Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications
•Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in accounting or related discipline. Masters Degree in Business Administration preferred..
•Experience: Six to eight years related experience with at least three of the required years with a national or regional CPA firm and/or commercial company with consolidation. Experience with international accounting and financial reporting required.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•Certification/Licensure: CPA strongly preferred.
•Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
•Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
•Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations.
•Periodic travel required.
•General office working conditions.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet