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  • Posted: May 28, 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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    Senior Manager, Corporate Finance


    • At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities and our client's unparalleled support.
    • BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 91,054 people working out of 1,658 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.

    BDO has a vacancy for a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance transaction services and M&A division. The responsibilities of the role will be, inter alia:

    Transaction Advisory (50%)

    • Oversight and management of due diligence projects, including internal and external co-ordination
    • Planning 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
    • Preparation of engagement scope of work with specific procedures tailored to the underlying target entities which are designed to address client expectations
    • Manage relationships with client management
    • Assign and lead teams in terms of performing engagement management activities such as billing, scheduling, performance, mentoring, managing client expectations, and identifying additional client needs
    • Maintain active communication with both partners and clients to manage expectations and ensure client satisfaction. Proactively identify, document and communicate any changes to the scope of work
    • Assist in the support of transactions in our capacity as JSE reporting accountants

    M&A (50%)

    • Liaise with partners in the Cape Town office to identify M&A deals
    • Work with our JHB M&A team on the execution of their Cape Town based jobs
    • Prepare information memorandums and teaser documents in compliance with best practice and BDO standards
    • Identification of potential buyers by leveraging the BDO network, desktop research, client contacts, and own network
    • Co-ordination of meeting between seller and seller approved buyers
    • Assisting with negotiations with prospective acquirees to secure acceptable offers for the business.
    • Oversight of sales process to ensure an effectively managed transaction


    • 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


    CA (SA) qualification


    • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in transaction services
    • Working within a professional environment
    • Client development and marketing
    • Analysing client needs and determining deliverables
    • Practical experience of business analytical review and risk evaluation
    • Excellent computer literacy
    • Understanding of the principles of mergers and acquisitions, Companies Act requirements, JSE listings requirements and BBBEE codes

    Salary is market-related and commensurate with experience.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    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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