Head of Global Technical Accounting/ SEC Reporting
Arthur J. Gallagher
April 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Accountant, Accounting, CPA
Bachelors or equivalent
Our firm is a retained-only executive search firm conducting a Head of Global Technical Accounting/SEC Reporting engagement for Arthur J. Gallagher. A $5.6B public company, AJG is the fourth largest insurance brokerage firm in the world. AJG has grown significantly through acquisition (400 between 2002 and 2015, and 37 completed in 2016), with more are planned in the future.
A critical member of the AJG Finance organization, this person will be considered a potential heir apparent to numerous financial leadership roles, both at the corporate and divisional levels. Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, this professional will be recognized as a technical accounting expert and possess a passion for excellence and driving change. With oversight for a team of four, the role will be based at the Company’s headquarters in Rolling Meadows, IL.
Gallagher seeks a "best athlete" leader who will enthusiastically own SEC reporting/filing and technical accounting for AJG globally. Highly collaborative, and passionate about driving change, creating whitepapers; managing the 10Q/10K reporting process; and working with external and internal auditors, this technical expert will remain abreast of changing accounting regulations/policies and will anticipate the regulatory impact on the Company. This is critical for success in the role.
Ideal candidates will have 10+ years of progressive accounting experience and will currently serve insurance clients in a public accounting firm; or, will have a combination of public accounting and public company experience that includes insurance industry expertise. An undergraduate and and/or graduate degree in accounting plus a CPA are required.
Technical accounting expert level
Public accounting experience
10+ years (can be flexible)
Insurance industry experience
Public company experience
About Arthur J. Gallagher
McCarthy Bertschy & Associates is a retained-only generalist search firm with a client base of public and private companies, as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Our search portfolio is a broad mix of VP and C-level general management and functional leadership roles across diverse industry areas. Headquartered in Chicago, we conduct searches nationally, with a proven track record of successful assignments in and around the nation's largest cities, towns and suburbs.