Accounting Advisory Senior Associate

Transaction Advisory Services Indianapolis, Indiana Remote, United States


We’re KSM, one of the top 50 largest independent advisory, tax, and audit firms in the United States. Through our deep experience across multiple disciplines and industries, we provide our clients with the inspiration, insight, and technical expertise they need to achieve great things. 

Our firm is rooted in entrepreneurialism and committed to excellence – for our employees, our clients, and our communities. At KSM, you’ll be empowered to hone your skills and develop your interests. You’ll feel valued and cared for – and challenged – in a fun, collegial environment where you’re appreciated as an individual with singular talents. And you’ll be rewarded for growing, leading, and innovating. Because our vision for you is that you come to work every day and do your very best work. To be there for your teammates. To best serve our clients. And to realize your full potential as a professional – and as a person. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, we have multiple offices and serve an impressive roster of clients across the nation who count on us to be their trusted advisors. 

Position Summary: 

KSM has a Senior Associate opportunity to join the Accounting Advisory group, a growing part of the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team. This role provides a dynamic & flexible environment with learning opportunities in working with private equity and corporate clients on various accounting advisory projects. The KSM TAS team will provide the opportunity to drive your own career path & advancement. 

At KSM you will have the opportunity to work in an energetic atmosphere, actively participating in assessing and implementing key accounting principles relevant to business combinations and consolidations. In addition, this role provides the opportunity to gain experience in other financial consulting areas, including sell-side advisory, technical accounting guidance, internal controls and processes, and investigative consulting. As you grow, client-facing opportunities will increase and provide you with opportunities to feel as if you are a part of your clients’ accounting teams and corporate missions. With KSM, you can earn a seat at the table. 


  • Assist the advisory team in obtaining and preparing data for purchase accounting (ASC 805) and purchase price adjustments, which includes detail review of purchase agreements, discussions with attorneys, and an understanding of the mechanics of various deals in a variety of industries.
  • Apply the contractual Purchase Agreement elements to opening balance sheets and price adjustment mechanisms.
  • Participate in meetings and (potentially) site visits with target company management, interacting with top-level management to obtain pertinent information.
  • Own the projects assigned and move them toward completion, seeking assistance as needed.
  • Support clients in post-closing disputes.
  • Work on a variety of projects that vary in size & complexity, including but not limited to: accounting investigations, internal control consulting, audit support assistance, and others.


  • A minimum of 2 years' experience required (4-5 years preferred), ideally within audit, transaction advisory, private equity, or other finance-related roles
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, OR:
  • CPA, CFA, or CFE certification or working towards obtaining (preferred)
  • Strong current knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Familiarity with the M&A process & market
  • Strong project management skills, highly analytical, and inquisitive
  • Desire to work in a deadline-driven environment (independently and/or with others) while effectively managing unexpected issues and/or questions in a professional manner
  • Ability to adapt communication style to successfully convey messaging & objectives to all levels of management, clients, colleagues, etc.
  • Minimal travel as needed to various client sites (less than 5%)

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, or any other protected category. 

KSM only accepts resumes directly submitted by a candidate and referrals submitted by current KSM employees. Unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles sent by staffing agencies and fee-based referral services will not be considered outside of a signed KSM vendor contract. KSM will not pay a fee to recruiters or agencies that do not have a signed KSM vendor contract.