• Analyst, Valuations

    Job Locations CA-NS-Dartmouth
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/9/2018 4:32 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Years of Experience
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services, Business and Professional Services, Financial Services and Banking
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    Job Description (EN)

    BDO’s Financial Advisory Services practice is growing! In our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office we are currently recruiting for an Analyst, Valuations. The successful candidate will be a university graduate with a degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a similar field who is willing to pursue their CBV designation.

    Our role in the FAS group is to provide Business Valuation, Litigation Support, M&A, Financing and Damage Quantification services to internal and external clients across the Atlantic region. Our valuation services primarily include rendering of conclusions on the value of businesses, intangible assets, equity interests, and quantification of damages.

    Summary of Position

    The Valuations Senior Analyst will play an active role in supporting management in business valuation and related mandates. This includes valuations prepared in the context of litigation support, M&A, financial reporting, and general corporate purposes. In addition, the Atlantic FAS practice is actively involved in sell-side M&A involving small and mid-size private companies throughout Atlantic Canada, which involves a more intensive involvement in M&A strategy and negotiations.

    The candidate will report to the Atlantic Financial Advisory practice leader, based in Dartmouth, NS.

    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

    • Play an active role in carrying out business valuation mandates, in particular:
    • Take part in discussions and meetings with the management of the companies involved.
    • With the team's support, analyze company and industry-specific strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats with a view to determining the cash flow risks of the companies involved.
    • With the team's support, participate in the modeling used for the valuation.
    • With the team's support, draft detailed valuation reports and presentations to management.
    • Develop relationships with BDO's current and prospective clients.
    • Provide ongoing communication with the valuation Practice Leader concerning file execution and service area development initiatives.
    • Develop an understanding of the business development activities required to support this type of practice (for future career development).


    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

    • A Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or other related field
    • A CPA accounting designation (or near completion)
    • Must be willing to pursue a CBV designation


    • 1-2 years working experience in an accounting or M&A practice
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Solid verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks


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