Senior Manager, M&A Accounting--Controllership

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Position Summary

Senior 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 Senior 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. They will lead a team focused on delivering day 1 and day 2 accounting for Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures (MA&D). The Senior Manager will ensure that the team provides timely, accurate, and insightful financial information to the respective Lead Controller, Finance Business Partners and business or EA leaders for any Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures (MA&D). To accomplish this, the Senior Manager will collaborate with Deloitte’s Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team, our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team, Corporate Development, Treasury, Global Finance Services (GFS), and other teams within the CAO’s organization.

This role is expected to be a career level 6 role.

Job Responsibilities

Organizational and financial accounting activities

  • Accounting Policy, Risk and Controls
    • Lead the Controllership team across US and USI to act as a steward for their specific business or EA, ensuring MA&D controls are operating properly to maintain data integrity and financial information is reliable
    • Collaborate with the US Firms’ Controller, Lead Controllers, Policy, QRM, Internal Audit and the Internal Control Group to implement accounting policy, procedures, controls, and governance relevant to M&A
    • Work with business stakeholders, M&A team, Corporate Development, Finance Business Partners to evaluate MA&d transactions and support appropriate application of policy or research technical accounting positions in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”)
    • Escalate policy, risk and/or controls issues to Lead Controllers and US Firms’ Controllers and work with them to mitigate the risk
    • Assist the Lead Controller in managing key control reviews, such as, quarterly or annual process to identify and assessment of intangible asset or goodwill impairment indicators
    • Review and approve 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 team and Corporate Development
    • Collaborate with the engaged Valuation specialist and coordinate with the M&A team on valuation requests and review of valuation report for the purchase price allocation
    • Drafting key accounting memos for MA&D
  • Financial Close and Reporting
    • Support Lead Controllers and US Firms’ Controller to execute the close in a timely manner by monitoring period close activities, highlighting any major risks/issues and the accompanying recommended actions related to MA&D, joint ventures, and other wholly owned subsidiaries off ledger
    • Review 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 Finance Business Partners (FBPs), Corporate Development, M&A 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
    • Share financial reporting insights with internal stakeholders as required
    • Assist in integration support for day 1 and day 2 of acquisitions or divestitures with the M&A team, Finance Business Partners (FBPs), 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


  • 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
  • Seek the voice of the customer including business or EA stakeholders, US Firms’ Controllers and Lead Controllers to anticipate and deliver on their needs and concerns
  • 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 team, GFS and other groups within CAO 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


  • Provide regular and actionable mentoring, feedback and professional development opportunities to team members
  • Empower talent to bring an agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial ethos that will enable them to embrace transformation
  • Establish a process improvement mindset across the team
  • Drive a risk intelligent culture

Team Structure

  • As part of the Controllership organization, the Senior Manager position will be responsible for all MA&D across the businesses and EA organizations
  • The Senior Manager will report directly to the Lead Controller of Advisory and Consulting

What you’ll bring



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related subject
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred

Experience requirements

  • 10+ years of relevant Finance 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 Customers, 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
  • Partnering/collaborating with senior leadership
  • Managing virtual teams
  • Process improvement, ability to challenge the status quo and identify improvements
  • Change management
  • Providing thought leadership
  • Overseeing high-profile strategic initiatives

Technology or other Requirements

  • Understanding and proficiency of SAP and other financial applications
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Services LP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

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.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, where applicable. See notices of various ban-the-box laws where available.

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