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Vice President

Department
Transaction Execution
Location
New York City
  • Founded in 2009
  • 150+ employees
  • Serving 200+ leading private equity firms

Company Overview

In 2009, Accordion set out to prove that there was a better way to work in finance – and more specifically, a better way to unlock value potential in private equity portfolio companies. In the years since, our firm has grown into a bi-coastal team of 150+ finance professionals, serving approximately 200 of the world’s leading private equity firms out of offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, North Carolina, and Dallas.

Our mission is to shape a new era in the private equity industry. Focusing exclusively on the office of the CFO of PE-backed companies, we’re committed to driving value creation through financial consulting services and portfolio operations technology. 

So, what does it mean to work at Accordion? It means thriving in a high-growth, agile, and collaborative environment. It means changing the way private equity firms create value at their portfolio companies. And ultimately, it means making your mark on the firm’s future – by embracing a culture rooted in humility and a firm-wide commitment to building something great, together. 

Transaction Execution Services

Our Transaction Execution Services group brings a methodical and action-oriented approach to identify and create value for our clients. We provide private equity buyers and sellers with a broad continuum of knowledge and tools for diligence, merger planning and post-merger integration, carve-outs (stand-alone and integrated), sale preparation and IPO preparation (both traditional and SPAC).

The team combines IMO / SMO and project management expertise with deep Finance & Accounting and Private Equity knowledge across the full spectrum of the deal life-cycle from pre-deal diligence, operational interdependencies and synergy reviews to 'Day 1' readiness planning and post close implementation all the way through sell side readiness (sale preparation) and IPO / SPAC readiness.

What You’ll do

  • Lead small client teams and support larger, more complex projects in planning and executing operational diligence, merger integration and carve-out initiatives, to include:
    • Day 1 readiness
    • TSA development and operationalization
    • 100-day plans
    • Synergy identification and model development
    • Interdependencies identification
    • Executive/sponsor reporting
  • Depending on the size of the engagement, support or lead the IMO/SMO, and/or Finance/IT workstream, including development of functional integration and carve-out plans and execution activities, with heavy focus on cross-functional interdependencies by:
    • Facilitating due diligence site visits focused on identifying operational and technology strategy, organizational structures, and current state business processes and supporting technology
    • Understand client strategy and investment priorities and turn those goals into concrete engagements and detailed proposals
  • Assist with the development of presentations for client proposals and thought leadership materials
  • Drive the development/enhancement of Accordion’s M&A methodologies (diligence, merger integration, carve-out etc. ) and approaches to client delivery
  • Mentor/coach our consultants

What You’ll Need

  • Minimum of 6+ years of professional experience, specializing in operational/ commercial diligence, merger integration, carve-outs, business transformation and change management
  • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred
  • Experience leading or supporting the integration and / or stand up efforts of a finance function
  • Functional expertise in at least one or more of the following:
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Information Technology
    • Human Resources
    • Supply Chain
    • Commercial/ Sales & Marketing
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to influence both internal and external relationships
  • Superior problem-solving and analytical skills that can be utilized to translate disparate data into meaningful insights for our clients
  • IMO / SMO / PMO experience
  • Drive and grit
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty in the details of a project while simultaneously seeing the whole picture
  • Comfort managing projects with multiple complex workstreams while also focused on your single workstream (you are managing and doing)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and comfort in a fluid, flat organization
  • Private industry experience preferred
  • Prior experience serving interim or permanent finance roles (i.e. VP Finance, Controller or CFO) helpful but not required
  • MBA preferred

 

Accordion Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Company Overview
In 2009, Accordion set out to prove that there was a better way to work in finance – and more specifically, a better way to unlock value potential in private equity portfolio companies. In the years since, our firm has grown into a bi-coastal team of 180+ finance and technology professionals, serving nearly 200 of the world’s leading private equity firms out of offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, North Carolina, Florida, and Dallas.

Our mission is to shape a new era in the private equity industry. Focusing exclusively on the office of the CFO of PE-backed companies, we’re committed to driving value creation through financial consulting services and portfolio operations technology.

So, what does it mean to work at Accordion? It means thriving in a high-growth, agile, and collaborative environment. It means changing the way private equity firms create value at their portfolio companies. And ultimately, it means making your mark on the firm’s future – by embracing a culture rooted in humility and a firm-wide commitment to building something great, together. Join us!