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Senior Manager – Transaction Services

BDO Canada

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 6, 2020.

Putting people first, every day

BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, we rely on our professionals to provide exceptional service, and help our clients by providing advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your opportunity

Our Toronto office is looking for a Senior Manager, Transaction Services to join our Financial Advisory Services team and own the following responsibilities:


  • Lead financial due diligence engagements and provide M&A transaction support to our clients including private equity investor groups and strategic corporate buyers
  • Analyze financial/operational results of targets including  historical trading, quality of earnings, cash flow, working capital, net debt, capital expenditure, forecasts and underlying assumptions
  • Lead financial discussions with target companies, their management and advisors
  • Report potential key issues for our clients including identification of risk or price factors impacting investment or divestiture decisions
  • Review sale and purchase agreements and financial model to reflect findings of the due diligence process
  • Prepare/evaluate pro forma financial information; identify issues for purchase price reductions, deal structuring or deal termination
  • Identify post-acquisition action steps to achieve anticipated earnings/cash flow improvements and evaluate effects of seasonality on cash flow requirements; perform industry and company research
  • Generate new business opportunities within the Transaction Support practice and BDO in general, developing long-term relationships and networks
  • Be entrepreneurial in nature to drive growth and practice management in our growing team
  • Develop and train junior level project team members and group staff


 How do we define success for your role?


  • You understand the industries BDO services and contribute to the group’s advancement.
  • You ensure work is complete, accurate and appropriately reviewed by maintaining the necessary technical knowledge and professional development.
  • You contribute to the development of the group infrastructure
  • You give timely, relevant and actionable feedback to the team.
  • You recommend and implement quality or efficiency improvements to our engagements.
  • You actively engage in communication with people leaders to ensure understanding of performance and development, while identifying and attracting top talent.
  • You support our firm’s revenue growth by referring clients to other services lines and new clients to BDO.


Your experience and education


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting and/or related major with a CA or CPA certification. CFA or CBV is an asset.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of public accounting experience, with minimum 5 years of financial due diligence experience
  • Financial statement interpretation and analysis, including an understanding of the application of and compliance with GAAP
  • Corporate Development, financial modelling and analytics experience a big asset
  • Professional report writing and presentation skills Motivated, detail-oriented, autonomous, rigorous and able to work under pressure
  • Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas.
  • The successful candidate must be willing and able to travel, when necessary.
  • Motivated to be market facing and driving relationships that lead to future work.



Why BDO?


Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

  • Firm success – We enable you to engage with the firm’s strategic plan, and be a key contributor to the success and growth of the firm.
  • Professional success – We help you be the best professional you can be in our services, industries and markets.
  • Personal success – Achieve your personal goals outside of the office and make an impact on your community.

Giving back, it adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

Total rewards that matter: We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and flexible time off through vacation, personal, and volunteer days. We are committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours, and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.

Ready to make your mark at BDO? Click “Apply now” to send your up-to-date resume to one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists.

To explore other opportunities at BDO, check out our careers page