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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • BDO helps a diverse range of clients with different needs. This is especially true of our Advisory Practice, which provides transaction, risk, wealth advisory, company secretarial, and HR services to clients navigating a range of challenges, changes, and opportunities. Our professionals are from a variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, allowing us to del...
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    Corporate Finance Trainee


    The Corporate Finance Trainee will assist in providing deal related services, principally from a financial and accounting perspective to both financial and strategic buyers and vendors. The successful candidate will also be involved with JSE advisory services from time to time.

    • Building trust and relationships
    • Fostering Collaborative Teamwork.
    • Approachability, persuading and influencing.
    • Proactive in all that we do
    • Fostering active communication (verbal and written)
    • Continuously adding value
    • Excellent presenter
    • Have a Commercial and Innovative Digital Mind-set
    • Aligning career aspirations with the strategies, goals and objectives of the team and firm
    • Innovative and willing to share ideas for new ways of working.
    • Ability to work with all levels within an organisation

    Job Description

    Transaction Advisory (50%)

    •  Execution of due diligence projects including working paper and report template preparation
    •  Production of comprehensive due diligence reports which indicate, inter alia key due diligence findings and recommendations to the client, which are in compliance with best practice and BDO standards
    •  Contribute to professional and collaborative client relationships
    •  Maintain active communication with managers, partners and clients ensuring the management of expectations and client satisfaction. Proactively identify, document and communicate any changes to the scope of work

    M&A (50%)

    •  Liaise with partners in the Port Elizabeth office to identify M&A deals
    •  Work with our other regional M&A teams on the execution of their Port Elizabeth based jobs
    •  Prepare information memorandums and teaser documents in compliance with best practice and BDO standards
    •  Assist in the preparation of valuation workings and reports of privately held businesses and projects using various valuation techniques.
    •  Identification of potential buyers by leveraging the BDO network, desktop research, client contacts, and own network


    • BCOM-Economics, Statistics
    • Fresh out of University


    • Ability to build strong and effective relationships with internal and external clients ensuring a professional and quality service that meets required expectations and needs
    • Have a clear interest in a broad range of business, strategy and finance topics
    • Stays up to date with market conditions and developments
    • Excellent communication and report writing
    • Ability to identifying new business opportunities
    • Ability to work as part of a team and build a successful team
    • Excellent planning and organising abilities
    • Ability to work under pressure and achieve internal reporting deadlines
    • Have a strong commitment to excellence and personal and professional growth
    • Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and an aptitude for analytics
    • Have a strong record of leadership in a work setting
    • Ability to prepare detailed reports with the appropriate levels of literacy.

    The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Job Closing Date    

    • 22/09/2021

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BDO South Africa on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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