Field Diligence Analyst/Associate

Northbrook, IL

About Hilco Global: Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com) is a privately held diversified financial services company and the world's preeminent authority on maximizing the value of assets for both healthy and distressed companies. Hilco Global operates as a holding company comprised of over twenty specialized business units that work to help companies understand the value of their assets and then monetize that value. Hilco Global has a 30-year track record of acting as an advisor, agent, investor and/or principal in any transaction. Hilco Global works to deliver the best possible result by aligning interests with clients and providing them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal. Hilco Global is based in Northbrook, Illinois and has 600 professionals operating on five continents.

About Hilco Valuation Services: Hilco Valuation Services (www.hilcovaluationservices.com) is one of the world’s largest and most diversified business asset appraisers and valuation advisors to companies, their lenders and professional service advisors. It provides services in a wide range of asset classes, including inventory, machinery and equipment, real estate, and enterprise valuation. From aerospace and financial services to retail and energy to healthcare and technology, Hilco Valuation Services has delivered valuations for all industries and provides other services including financial reporting, enterprise planning and litigation support. Unique to Hilco Valuation Services is the ability to affirm asset values through proprietary market data obtained from the worldwide asset disposition and acquisition experiences of Hilco Global. Hilco Valuation Services is part of Northbrook, Illinois based Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com), the world’s leading authority on maximizing the value of business assets by delivering valuation, monetization and advisory solutions to an international marketplace. Hilco Global operates more than twenty specialized business units offering services that include asset valuation and appraisal, retail and industrial inventory acquisition and disposition, real estate and strategic capital equity investments.

The Opportunity

TThis individual will perform diligence, field examination and certain audit procedures at client companies that have or are looking to obtain an asset-based loan and/or are the target of a proposed M&A transaction. Field/client site responsibilities include performing all procedures required for Hilco to issue a report such as: management interviews; analytical review/examination accounts receivable, inventory, trade payables and other relevant financial or operational information; evaluation of receivable and inventory controls; as well as physical inspection of inventory and facilities for retail, wholesale, and manufacturing.

Responsibilities

  • Meet with client management to discuss the company’s operations and performance
  • Inspect/review a representation of the company’s inventory and operations
  • Use existing, or develop new, financial models for the analysis of receivables and inventory across many different industries
  • Analyze company receivable and inventory data as to its composition, age, and other metrics for the purposes of arriving at an asset-based value
  • Perform test, verification or audit procedures on certain assets
  • Test compliance with lender reporting
  • Prepare a written report of observations in the field and valuation methods and findings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; Accounting Degree or CPA a plus
  • 2-10 years financial analysis experience or accounting-related field (actual level will be commensurate with candidate's experience)
  • Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills, strong working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and familiarity with Access a plus
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to work under time constraints and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under little supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as this position will have routine interaction with top company management
  • Candidates should possess enthusiasm and the desire to work in a team environment
  • Manufacturing or retail experience a plus
  • Approximately 50% travel, primarily within North America

Experienced Candidates Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to manage a project team
  • This position requires excellent attention to detail. The individual must be able to focus on important areas in a very detailed manner, yet maintain the "big picture"
  • The ability to balance several projects and tasks simultaneously while not compromising the quality of the work product
  • An ability to interact with the senior management of client companies while gathering highly sensitive, confidential, and critical "subjective" information
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential to maintain a professional relationship with clients, lenders, other professional and the Hilco team

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