Senior Director, HR Due Diligence - Transaction Services

Chicago, IL, United States
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About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting) , Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

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FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

About Corporate Finance & Restructuring

Our Corporate Finance and Restructuring practice, a trusted partner to companies, boards of directors, investors, lenders and creditors around the world, is focused on delivering restructuring and business transformation solutions. Committed to our clients' success, our professionals address the full spectrum of financial, operational and transactional risks and opportunities. Among our core strengths is providing expertise in guiding companies through the value creation lifecycle. Our targeted offerings include restructuring, insolvency, litigation support, interim management, capital market advisory, post-acquisition integration, valuation, tax advisory as well as financial management and performance improvement solutions. Our clients demand our industry expertise, which includes emphasis in the energy, healthcare, real estate, retail and consumer products, and telecom, media and technology sectors. Our Corporate Finance & Restructuring services are delivered through a global network of 41 offices in 15 countries situated in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America.


We advise corporate and financial clients across the deal life cycle, bringing deep deal experience coupled with on-point industry experts to structure, conduct due diligence, integrate, value and communicate around the transaction. Being a public corporation and consulting firm, we are free from audit-based conflicts and restrictions, allowing us to provide a full suite of services, including projected financial information.


The HR Transformation Services (HRTS) group is a rapidly growing practice within FTI's Transactions & Restructuring practice. Our team is led by experienced Senior HR leadership, and is comprised of HR consultants, actuaries, and former HR executives with M&A experience across the deal life cycle - from pre-signing to exit. We combine deep technical expertise in the HR, compensation and benefits space to help our clients make informed decisions, focusing on organizational and HR issues that materially impact enterprise valuation and mitigate risk.

Our client engagements primarily fall into the following four (4) categories:

- HR Due Diligence (pre-sign): focused on the financial aspects of the HR function, compensation and benefits
- Merger Integrations (post-sign): focused on identifying synergies within the HR functions, compensation and benefits programs and execution planning
- Carve-Outs (post-sign): focused on standing up a new HR function, including payroll / HRIS, compensation and benefits programs
- Performance Improvement (non-M&A): perform current state assessment and identify areas for investment and cost reductions across the HR function, compensation and benefits programs


We are currently seeking a Senior Director for our HRTS group within our Transactions & Restructuring practice. For this specific role, we are seeking a candidate that will primarily focus on HR Due Diligence projects. However, the individual will also have the opportunity to work on Merger Integrations, Carve-Outs and Performance Improvement engagements as they arise to ensure they become a well-rounded practitioner.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with FTT's TS teams in the due diligence stage to analyze target company data to identify key HR-related financial exposures, including those related to pensions, postretirement medical, executive agreements, change in control / severance plans, Section IRC 280G ("Golden Parachutes"), active health and welfare, multiemployer, deferred compensation (IRC 409A), equity compensation plans, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Work with FTI's Carve-out and Merger Integration teams, as well as other outside advisors (e.g., legal, brokers) on carve-out and integration engagements, focusing on the establishment and merging of HR, compensation and benefits platforms, providing PMO oversight across the various key HR workstreams, including Day 1 readiness, SPA & TSAs, employee transition & offer letters, HR target operating model, retention, severance/RIFs, payroll / HRIS, compensation and benefit plans, and employee communications.
  • Lead the engagement process from start to finish, including setting scopes, budgets, staffing resources, creation and coordination of client-ready deliverables with FTI's engagement teams, and direct communication of results with clients


  • Experience in HR due diligence, carve-outs, HR integrations, and / or HR performance improvement engagements, including implementation of compensation and benefit plans preferred.
  • Minimum of eight years of HR consulting or actuarial experience with proficient knowledge of pensions, post-retirement medical, health & welfare plans and / or compensation plans with a top accounting or HR benefits consulting firm.
  • Has either attained, or is on track to attain, their ASA, FSA, Enrolled Actuary (EA), or JD designations (preferred but not required).
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.


  • Highly motivated, self-starter, team player, with positive attitude and strong relationship-building skills.
  • The gravitas, professional bearing and interpersonal skills required to successfully develop a high-level rapport with senior industry professionals.
  • High intellectual curiosity with strong leadership, financial, analytical, communication and organizational skills pertaining to managing HR consulting workstreams from beginning to end.
  • A strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance and due diligence findings.
  • Advanced analytical and issue resolution intelligence. Problem solving is essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as report writing is required to provide due diligence findings
  • Ability to interface with team members and client personnel in demanding, deadline-driven situations.
  • Ability to work independently in fast-paced, multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and adapt in an ever-changing environment to meet client needs.
  • Proficient with PC environments and related software, including Microsoft Office applications. Especially advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint preferred.


    FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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