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Aaron J. O’Connor

Managing Director

Professional Experience

“For more than 20 years, the opportunity to work directly with management teams and their owners supporting their strategic and financial objectives with practical solutions has been the most fulfilling part of my career.”

Aaron is a Managing Director with PKF Advisory. With over 24 years of public accounting experience, Aaron has expertise in providing high level assurance and advisory services with large international public accounting firms and brings deep GAAP and significant SEC reporting experience. Aaron’s experience includes significant capital raising transactions both debt and equity including private equity sponsors as well as assisting seven companies through the IPO process. Aaron has significant experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing, risk management, and financial management. He also has provided guidance to C-suite executives and Board of Directors involving complex transactions and the related financial analysis and financial reporting requirements for those transactions. These transactions have included Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestures, and Reorganizations. 

He has extensive experience advising clients on financial analysis and reporting and offering real world practical solutions that can be implemented in a cost-effective manner.

Aaron possesses exceptional expertise in leadership, coaching, and mentoring of staff. He has been a frequent speaker on industry matters and hot button topics.


Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Financial Managers Society, Past President and Board Member

Accreditations

  • Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)

Education

  • Carthage College, Bachelor of Economics and Accounting

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