Jay Moody
Managing Director
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10+ years as a due diligence leader
Experience in infrastructure, energy, power and utilities, construction, consumer products and business services spaces
Served in an interim management role (finance director) for a telecommunications services company
Assists clients in working capital improvement identification
Experienced in IFRS to US GAAP conversion
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Jay Moody is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group in Atlanta.

With more than 14 years of experience, he focuses on providing all aspects of accounting and transaction advice. He has worked with multinational corporate and private equity (PE) clients on financial diligence projects involving both public and private companies.

Mr. Moody has led or participated in due diligence on a variety of transactions, some involving natural resources and infrastructure-related companies. These included independent power producers, individual power plants, regulated electric utilities, natural gas utilities, midstream oil and gas companies, oilfield services providers, alternative energy developers and energy marketers.

He also participated in transactions involving manufacturing, distribution, business services, health care, telecom, consumer products, restaurants and food packaging industries.

Mr. Moody assists clients on both the buy- and sell-side throughout the transaction life cycle, from pre-deal evaluations through to post-deal purchase price adjustments; analyzing the quality of earnings, net assets and cash flows; assessing key business drivers; critiquing valuation models; and working with buyers and sellers on purchase agreements and in support of purchase price adjustments.

In addition to due diligence for more than 75 potential transactions, Mr. Moody served in as interim Vice-President of Finance for a division of a PE-owned utilities and telecom services business. In addition, he assisted with working capital performance improvement for a large public utility.

Before joining A&M, he was a senior manager in the transaction advisory services practice of Ernst & Young, leading financial accounting due diligence projects for PE investor groups and strategic buyers.

Previously, Mr. Moody worked at Mirant Corp., an Atlanta-based independent power producer. There, he served as the manager of Caribbean region accounting, responsible for purchase accounting, IFRS to US GAAP conversion and monthly consolidations of their four Caribbean region investments. He regularly interfaced with local accounting groups in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Curacao and Trinidad & Tobago. Also at Mirant, Mr. Moody was the manager of accounting research, policy, and projects, responsible for their impairment and fresh-start valuation projects.

He began his career with the audit practice of Arthur Andersen, leaving as a senior accountant.

Mr. Moody received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, cum laude, in accounting from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Georgia.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.