Consultant (Technical Accounting Advisory)

The MFA Companies® (MFA) is seeking to further grow and expand its Technical Accounting Advisory Practice with the addition of a Consultant-level professional. This semi-experienced individual will master core consulting fundamentals, while expanding a knowledge base of accounting principles and financial reporting standards.

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  • Assist in the preparation and completion of clear and concise technical accounting position papers and supporting automated working papers, as part of customer audit and IPO-readiness/support consulting engagements
  • Assist in the preparation of GAAP and IFRS-compliant financial statements and footnotes, and SEC filing documents, on behalf of advisory customers, to support their annual year-end audits and SEC filing requirements
  • Analyze complex accounting and financial reporting situations and problems for customers, to derive practical and value-added solutions
  • Be proactive in accomplishing assigned tasks in a timely, organized, accurate and complete fashion
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with customers, customers’ auditors and other MFA members in a clear, professional and positive manner
  • Prioritize and execute on tasks and responsibilities, based upon multiple customers deadlines and requirements
  • Understand advisory engagement objectives and procedures utilized for completion
  • Actively communicate and propose solutions to various problems as they arise, with respect to customer accounting and financial reporting issues, MFA matters, customer service concerns, etc.
  • Utilize various technical accounting and financial reporting research software and website tools to source interpretive and authoritative guidance to support accounting positions and treatments
  • Proactively research and understand application of new accounting pronouncements, both under GAAP and IFRS
  • Actively develop a relationship with assigned mentor for continued professional development
  • Promote MFA internally and externally
  • Conduct direct customer nurturing activities as assigned
  • Participate in a minimum of one recruiting or networking event annually
  • Complete 40 Continuing Education Hours annually as laid out in your customized Learning Path


  • Two (2) to four (4) years’ prior experience in public accounting and/or private industry, with prior complex accounting and financial reporting exposure preferable.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • Master’s Degree in Business with a focus in Accounting optional
  • Actively pursuing the completion of, or preferably having completed, the CPA exam and related requirements
  • Prior experience in consulting, a bonus
  • Excellent written, spoken, and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel to customer locations, if necessary
  • Eagerness and ability to learn quickly, follow directions, and complete work independently
  • Exhibits flexibility, accountability, and dependability
  • Exhibits a willingness and ability to interact with customers at a professional level
  • Exhibits initiative with respect to career development

MFA Success Criteria

In addition to the above qualifications, in order to be successful at MFA, you must demonstrate that you:

  • Are innovative, resilient and resourceful
  • Crave freedom, responsibility and opportunities to lead
  • Are a strategic thinker
  • Enjoy solving hard problems – and asking big questions to lead you there
  • Thrive on the unknown, the unfamiliar, and the unexpected
  • Are uniquely curious in the face of ambiguity or change
  • Are a lifetime learner and strive to be at the top of your game
  • Are motivated by having a measurable impact on individuals, the Firm, our customers and our community

Additional Details

  • Location: Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Montreal, QC or Remote (U.S.)
  • Hours: Full Time (FT) or Part Time (PT). For additional details regarding hours, please inquire within.

If these qualities resonate with you and your future goals, we look forward to hearing from you!

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