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Cherry Bekaert Deal Advisory Senior Associate in Des Moines, Iowa


Due to our sustained growth and success in providing financial due diligence services to both strategic and financial buyers, we currently have career opportunities for a Senior Associate in our Deal Advisory ( practice with the flexibility to sit in multiple offices throughout our footprint. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum three years of progressive experience, preferably within a professional services or public accounting firm, with at least one year of demonstrated financial due diligence (FDD) experience. This role will work with and learn from nationally recognized industry leaders and presents a strong opportunity for advancement to the right candidate.

We believe in and promote an environment where our people are excited and engaged to contribute their best. Cherry Bekaert strives to exhibit a culture of inclusiveness and diversity in our offices by involving all of our people and their unique, individual perspectives in our business. We want all of our employees to feel a sense of belonging by welcoming and appreciating the uniqueness that each individual brings to the firm.

What your day(s) looks like:

The Senior Associate will be an important part of a multi-disciplined team, and will have responsibility for executing many aspects of the financial due diligence process including:

  • Understanding key business drivers that impact reported profitability

  • 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

  • Identifying US GAAP departures included in target companies’ financial statements

  • Challenging assumptions related to future financial projections

  • Identifying critical post-closing matters to be addressed to ensure improvements in profitability and cash flows

  • Interacting extensively with personnel of the target companies and the client

  • Preparing due diligence reports outlining analyses and findings

What you need for this role:

  • A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in a client facing professional services environment with at least one year of demonstrated financial due diligence (FDD) experience

  • Active CPA or in-progress is required

  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently on highly analytical tasks

  • Superior client service focus

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

What we offer you:

  • Our shared values that foster inclusion and belonging including uncompromising integrity, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect.

  • The opportunity to innovate and do work that motivates and engages you.

  • A collaborative environment focused on enabling you to further your career growth and continuous professional development.

  • Competitive compensation and a total rewards package that focuses on all aspects of your wellbeing.

  • Flexibility to do impactful work and the time to enjoy your life outside of work.

  • Opportunities to connect and learn from professionals from different backgrounds and with different cultures.

About Cherry Bekaert

Cherry Bekaert, ranked among the largest assurance, tax and advisory firms in the U.S., serves clients across industries in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. “Cherry Bekaert” is the brand name under which Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC, independently owned entities, provide professional services in an alternative practice structure in accordance with applicable professional standards. Cherry Bekaert LLP is a licensed CPA firm that provides attest services, and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC and its subsidiary entities provide business advisory and non-attest services spanning the areas of transaction advisory, risk and accounting advisory, digital solutions, cybersecurity, tax, benefits consulting, and wealth management. For more details, visit .

Cherry Bekaert cares about our people. We offer competitive compensation packages based on performance that recognize the value our people bring to our clients and our Firm. The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $158,125. Individual salaries within this range are determined by a variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills, and geographic location. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, high-quality benefits program ( which includes annual bonus, medical, dental, and vision care; disability and life insurance; generous Paid Time Off; retirement plans; Paid Care Leave; and other programs that are dedicated to enhancing your personal and work life and providing you and your family with a measure of financial protection.

Cherry Bekaert provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Candidates must demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Cherry Bekaert will not provide work sponsorship for this position.

Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC are members of Allinial Global, an accountancy and business advisory global association. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn ( , Glassdoor (,25.htm) , Instagram ( , Twitter ( and Facebook ( .

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