Transaction Advisory Services - Senior Analyst

Business Consulting Fort Wright, Kentucky


Dean Dorton, one of the largest and most acclaimed certified public accounting and business advisory firms in the Ohio Valley, Southeast and Midwest, has an opportunity for a Transaction Advisory Services Senior Analyst to join our team. 
Position Description 
As a Senior Analyst in the Transaction Advisory Services consulting practice, you will work closely with other team members in providing financial due diligence for lower middle-market US and international businesses. The Transaction Advisory Services practice offers our clients assistance with M&A activities, buy-side due diligence, sell-side due diligence, and working capital assistance. 
You'll be focused on analyzing financial data and identifying key trends behind the performance of a business, discussing business performance and forecast assumptions with team management, and helping to write reports that set out our findings and recommendations around the key financial and business issues in a transaction. 
What You’ll Be Doing: 
  • Perform (as part of a team) financial due diligence for clients who are acquiring businesses 
  • Analyzing quality of earnings and non-recurring items
  • Understanding key business drivers that impact reported profitability
  • Prepare detailed financial analysis to help clients evaluate their acquisition decisions and financing requirements 
  • Analyze financial and operational results of businesses to be acquired or sold through reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management.
  • Participates in client meetings and site visits while interacting with top-level management to obtain pertinent information for financial analysis 
  • Interacts with the other functional areas of the practice including tax, audit and other consulting practices
  • Analyzing historical financial and operating results of target companies to explain business trends and identify risks
  • Evaluating the quality of historical earnings and net assets
  • Understanding critical assets and liabilities included in balance sheets of target companies
  • Analyzing the working capital requirements of the target companies
  • Challenging assumptions related to future financial projections
  • Interacting extensively with personnel of the target companies and the client
  • Preparing due diligence reports outlining analyses and findings
  • Develop professional network and relationships with firm, client and target professionals
What We Are Looking For 
  • Bachelor or Master of Science/Business Administration in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 1 year related public accounting or finance work experience
  • CPA or CPA eligible
  • 3-5 years of experience working in professional services
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and strong personal integrity
  • Ability to master new tasks quickly
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and common database systems 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments and manage rapidly changing assignments in a team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to obtaining outstanding results
  • Flexibility to travel, as needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that help represent diverse communities
  • Experience working with diverse teams
Dean Dorton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to growing and empowering an inclusive community within Dean Dorton and our industry which is why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives across our organization. We encourage you to apply for our available positions, even if you don't necessarily check every box on the description. 
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