Associate Director, Aon Equity Services Consulting 5/15/2018

Aon Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Your Impact As An Associate Director, Aon Equity Services

Aon Equity Services is the country s leading full service provider of consulting services related equity based compensation providing plan design, valuation, tax & financial accounting, performance monitoring & tracking, employee education and communication, corporate governance, and investor outreach services to hundreds of publicly traded companies each year. Due to the continued rapid growth of our practice we are seeking experienced professionals to join our valuation team. The primary responsibility of this position is to apply technical and analytical consulting skills to assist clients with the design and valuation of equity based compensation for financial accounting and reporting purposes. The ideal candidate has strong quantitative skills and will be familiar with the models used to value options and derivatives (Black-Scholes, latticed-based models, Monte Carlo simulations, etc.). Knowledge of the financial accounting standards and tax regulations related to equity based compensation is preferred. This position will be responsible for leading teams and will have frequent communications with clients often including members of the client s senior leadership team. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to support multiple projects with minimal guidance or supervision are critical. Essentially, we are seeking a highly-motivated consultant, with a strong mathematical background and solid written and oral communication skills, as well as intellectual curiosity and a desire to stay up-to-date on an ever-evolving subject matter. It is anticipated that over time the responsibilities will expand to include account management and client development activities

Job Responsibilities:

* Support account managers with projects, analyses, and other needs of clients

* Construct financial models based on geometric Brownian motion to estimate the fair value of equity based compensation within a risk neutral framework

* Develop economic assumptions upon which the valuation equity based compensation is based

* Model the potential financial accounting impact of alternative equity plans and programs to assist clients in maximizing the perceived value received by participants in the most efficient manner

* Apply traditional valuation models to other types of securities, including warrants, derivatives, and financial instruments with embedded optionality

* Use statistical modeling to assess the difficulty of alternative performance goals

* Prepare reports, exhibits, summaries, presentations, and recommendations for client deliverables

* Manage the deliverable schedules to clients to ensure timely completion

* Conduct meetings and interactions with clients, focusing on customer service

* Monitor and address emerging issues for equity programs for client companies

* Attend industry training and networking events as well as pursuing applicable industry designations

* Perform and assist with market research for marketing collateral and business expansion

* Monitor client budgets and staff utilization to ensure profitability of engagements

* Prepare and submit client invoices, and ensure timely collections

You Bring Knowledge and Expertise

Required Experience:

* 5+ years of consulting experience related to stock based compensation, including stock option and derivative valuation, financial accounting, compensation consulting, and/or stock plan administration

* Working knowledge of statistical methods, data analysis and presentation, and creative problem solving

* Ability to collaborate well with colleagues in other offices in a fast-paced, team environment

* Superior listening skills, the ability to develop insightful questions, and identify and implement the appropriate strategy to successfully address the clients issues

* Strong written and oral communication skills, for interactions with clients and colleagues

* Flexibility to work in situations where there is no unique right answer

* CPA, ASA (American Society of Appraisers) and CEP designation desirable

* Experience in and comfortable with Microsoft Office applications: Excel with VBA, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred Experience:

* Strong foundation working with employee equity valuation is preferred


* Bachelor s degree or higher in accounting, finance, mathematics, statistics, or related field

Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, or domestic partner status. Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.


Aon plc (NYSE:Aon) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

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