Senior Associate, Transactions


Senior Associate, Transactions
Location Halifax, NS (Downtown)
Alternate Location:
ATS Engagement No. 6153
Who we are
You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone's friendly and helps each other out? That's like Grant Thornton. Except here we're all professionals and there isn't a mayor or a general store. What we're trying to say is that we're a large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That's what's most important to us. We're building a thriving organization that's purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.
A career in our Transactions team with Grant Thornton will provide you an opportunity to:
  • Work with a team of professionals including corporate finance experts, business valuators, chartered accountants and other professional advisers who are committed to and understand entrepreneurial people and organizations;
  • Be part of a unique work culture that challenges you to further your professional development and broaden your chosen career path;
  • Be part of a fast growing environment with well respected professionals who are regionally recognized in their respective field;
  • Develop solutions with clients and co-workers through collaborative debate and discussion; and
  • Be engaged with clients on a variety of local, regional and national projects
  • Work with purpose and have a meaningful impact on our clients and staff.
    As a Senior Associate your responsibilities will include:
  • Assistance with the preparation of valuations of assets and business interests for a wide range of purposes, such as: mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, taxation, financial reporting, fairness opinions, management buy-outs, loss quantifications and shareholder disputes;
  • Assistance with the preparation of complex financial models for the purpose of sourcing and obtaining financing opportunities for all aspects of business operations;
  • Assistance in the preparation of confidential information memorandums and other transaction related documentation including buyers lists, confidentiality agreements and compiling and managing electronic data rooms;
  • Assistance with the preparation of due diligence reports, both buy-side and sell-side diligence.
  • Assistance in the proposal process including research and writing first drafts of proposals;
  • Support and assistance as part of a team assisting clients with aspects of the purchase and sale of a business;
  • Conduct detailed industry research relating to the preparation of business valuations, due diligence and mergers and acquisitions engagements; and
  • Participation in various business development initiatives (internal and external) including research in support of pitches, proposals and new client prospects as well as attendance at various business development events.
    Be Grant Thornton
    If you're a bit like us, you're driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action. Just imagine being part of a team that puts "we before me", where flexAbility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues to have your back. At Grant Thornton, you'll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are. And when all this comes together, well that's when the magic happens!
    Want to learn more about who we are and how we live our purple every day? Read our colleagues' stories at www.discoveryourpurple.ca

    Think you've got what it takes to be a Senior Associate, Transactions? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we're also hoping you can tick:

  • Post secondary education in a business related field (degree, diploma or certificate);
  • Professional accounting designation required (i.e. CPA);
  • Previous accounting, corporate finance and/or banking experience;
  • Currently enrolled or has an interest to pursue a secondary professional designation (example: CFA, CBV)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure with various teams;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including the ability to work with and develop mid-level to complex financial models and the ability to analyze and manipulate large volumes of data to gain key insights; experience in Tableau, although not required, would be considered an asset.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Outlook;
  • Strong online research database skills (i.e. Capital IQ);
  • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • A client-focused approach to work;
  • Ability to generate creative solutions to abstract or undefined problems;
  • Proficiency and comfort with financial statement concepts and a demonstrated ability for financial analysis; and
  • Demonstrated interest in all aspects of business and the Canadian business landscape.
    At Grant Thornton we're focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That's our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.
    Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?
    Grant Thornton LLP supports the spirit and principles of Employment Equity and is committed to maintaining an environment which is perceived to be fair and non-discriminatory. We welcome applications from designated group members - Women, Visible Minorities, Aboriginals and Persons with Disabilities and accommodations are available for Persons with Disabilities taking part in any aspect of our selection/hiring process. Should you require any accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please notify us of this via careers@ca.gt.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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