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Solarwinds Inc. Mergers and Acquisitions Senior Advisory Accountant in Austin, Texas


  • Assist in leading cross functional integration resources to efficiently and effectively combine two companies into one entity in terms of financial processes and reporting, systems and operations.

  • Manage integration tasks for each post acquisition and monitor tasks to ensure deadlines are being met.

  • Manage tasks to ensure that all Sarbanes-Oxley and embargo compliance requirements are met.

  • Perform monthly accounting processes for the newly acquired entity until the processes have been fully integrated into the accounting team

  • Lead the integrated team to become proficient in the understanding of the business operations in order to identify disconnects and the impact to accounting.

  • Assist in managing the financial reporting, financial processes/accounting, ensuring that external reporting occurs at the end of the same month following the closing of the acquisition.

  • In conjunction with resources and representatives from newly acquired entity, plan for, analyze and execute the integration of all operational processes, products and transaction systems and products.

  • Participate in accounting due diligence process for potential mergers as assigned.

  • Achieve proficiency in the fundamentals of systems utilized for accounting

  • Provide pro-active support to the M&A team in all active pursuits for all finance and accounting related aspects

  • Active engagement with external firms during financial due diligence phase to review the historical financials, identify areas needing attention, quality of assets and earnings

  • Superior understanding of financial models and valuation techniques

  • Advanced understanding and application knowledge of M&A accounting rules under US GAAP and SEC Rules

  • Lead engagement with valuation team to finalize the purchase price allocation, including review of the assumptions

  • Finalize and record purchase price accounting entries

  • Assist with implementation of lease standard and other accounting projects as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in accounting certification (e.g., CPA, MBA) strongly preferred.

  • Typically 5+ years of experience in a finance function preferred

  • Typically 2+ years of supervisory and/or leading a project team experience preferred

  • Travel may be required for diligence and integration.

  • Superior understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis.

  • Superior analytical skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across countries.

  • Excellent communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Excellent business acumen.

  • Strong understanding of accounting policies and processes.

  • Excellent consulting, influence, and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.


  • NetSuite experience

  • Big 4 accounting experience


SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-12575

# Positions 1

Category Finance

Position Type Regular

Business Group SolarWinds

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