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  • Posted: Feb 14, 2020
    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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    Associate Director: Merger & Acquisitions

    BDO Corporate Finance:

    BDO Corporate Finance is a mid-tier Corporate Finance service provider with three distinct service lines: Valuations, Transaction Services and Mergers and Acquisitions.

    Job description, responsibilities and opportunities:

    We are recruiting an associate director for the Mergers& Acquisitions team who will assist in providing deal related services, principally from a deal management perspective to both financial and strategic buyers and vendors. The successful candidate will also be required to perform desktop valuations as part of the deal advisory services.

    Significant growth opportunities exist within the department.


    • CA (SA) qualification or near qualification

    • Strong academic results and professional competency preferred


    • At least 5 years post article experience with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in an M&A capacity within a highly competitive and dynamic environment.

    • Proven ability to negotiate deals with Financial Institutions and potential investors.

    • Experience in financial modelling, valuations and/ or due diligence will be an advantage.

    • Able to perform strategic reviews and compile transaction documents, i.e. teaser and confidential information memorandum.

    • Working within a professional environment.

    • Experience in an audit/ assurance environment will be an advantage.

    • Experience in deal structuring and restructuring.

    • Commercial experience.

    • Practical experience of business analytical review and risk evaluation.

    • Excellent computer literacy, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

    • Strong analytical ability and understanding of key financial ratios.

    • A good understanding of IFRS and the ability to identify key IFRS issues within a business.

    • Broad understanding of tax structuring and tax implications of transactions.


    • Commercial orientation

    • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills

    • Excellent report writing skills (non-negotiable)

    • Work ethic and the ability to work for extended hours (when required)

    • Knowledge and innovation

    • Influencing skills / leadership potential

    • Entrepreneurial flair, energy and drive

    • Problem solving potential and decision making skills

    • A strong command of English (both oral and written)

    • Team player

    • 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

    • Contribute to competitive bid proposals and formal presentations

    Salary is market-related and commensurate with experience.

    The appointment will be made in terms of the firm's Employment Equity Policy.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Method of Application

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