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Bkd Llp
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Bkd Llp
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job. Returning Candidate? Life Sciences Practice Leader Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-MO-St. Louis | US-IL-Chicago - Downtown | US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Dallas Posted Date 11 hours ago(2/2/2021 9:19 AM) Job ID 2021-7650 Category Other Consulting Services Responsibilities

BKD’s National Healthcare Practice is searching for a talented leader to build and evolve our Life Sciences practice. This exciting position will focus on driving value to clients through audit, tax, and advisory services, expanding current relationships while developing new ones in the life science and private equity segments. This opportunity is a leadership position with tremendous growth potential with one of the leading professional service firms in the United States. The healthcare group is the largest industry within BKD.

As a leader within our Life Sciences Advisory Practice, you will be working with the firm’s health care industry leadership team in building the firm’s strategies, solutions, and capabilities to provide audit, tax, and advisory services to public and private companies, including early-stage, high-growth, public equity, and venture capital companies. With leadership accountability for this expanding niche, you will identify, guide, and provide solutions for client engagements, staff creation, processes, and the approach to win and retain business with BKD’s Unmatched Client Service practices.

Technical Expertise: Previous or current public accounting experience in the life sciences segment (pharma, biotech, healthcare technology, medical devices), with experience working in a transformative environment to properly align people/process/technology to improve financial and operational performance.

Strategic Thought Leadership: Executive experience in “innovation thought leadership” for life sciences, working with private equity firms, and high growth businesses is important for this position.

Client Service Experience: A proven track record in delivering large/complex audit, tax, or advisory projects is essential. This individual has executive experience in communicating effectively with not only client executives but also all-working levels.

Growth: You will be part of a group that will be pursuing internal and external growth opportunities. A proven track record in driving sustainable financial and operations results at a consulting firm is preferred.

Talent Experience: Experience in advising and mentoring talent to help our team grow professionally (regardless of position) is also an expectation for this position.

Collaborative Influence: As previously noted, BKD’s largest industry is healthcare. Collaborating within consulting and across lines of business (i.e. audit, tax, consulting, and transaction services) will be a core expectation for this position.


Other expectations include:

  • Being active in relevant healthcare or life sciences industry groups
  • Executing quality service delivery and identifying additional value-added services
  • Managing multiple engagements, driving small to large projects, evaluating work quality and performance, including qualitative and quantitative tasks
  • Providing the best in class experience for our clients
  • Complying with the firm’s expectations around risk management standards as it pertains to client service delivery
  • Participating in developing new business, developing relationships, qualifying leads, and scoping opportunities 

A Successful Leader Has:

  • Ability to travel up to 50% depending on client commitments 
  • Project management and leadership skills in addition to having the confidence and presence that comes from working with clients at SVP, C-level, and/or executive steering committees 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in accounting, finance, business, or other related field required or equivalent experience
  • 10 years or more of experience at a Partner/Director/Senior Manager level --- OR a combination of life sciences industry experience, public accounting, and life sciences consulting required
  • 10 years or more of experience in the life sciences accounting/advisory segments required
  • Proven track record with large or medium-sized public accounting firm(s) strongly preferred

Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit bkd.com. BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.

BKD does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. BKD will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed BKD vendor agreement. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of BKD without having a BKD vendor agreement in place will be considered property of BKD. BKD will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.


At BKD, our mission is to provide rewarding career opportunities and invest in the success of our people. Through award-winning learning and development, coaching and career advocacy programs, you will have the tools to make every play count and reach your professional goals. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to influence innovation and build long-lasting relationships. As a BKDer, you will be able to learn, lead, serve and be recognized for your contributions.

As a part of our People First culture, we invest in the well-being of our Trusted Advisors so they can provide Unmatched Client Service®. Click here to learn how we invest in our people: .

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About BKD
BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our approximately 2,900 dedicated professionals provide solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer a variety of tax, accounting and consulting services and combine the insight and ideas of thought leaders in multiple industries. Learn more at .

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