• Co-op Student, Valuations - May 2019

    Job Locations CA-ON-Waterloo
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    Job Type (EN)
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services
  • About BDO

    Jump-start your career with BDO!
    At BDO, we focus on choosing the right people for the right projects, whether working with our clients or with colleagues. We invest in the best and brightest people who value honesty and trust, have an inspiring track record of achievement in and outside of their work, and are committed to working as a team to deliver exceptional client service.


    By joining BDO, students will have the opportunity to work in a learning culture, and environment, which teaches through practical experience and technical training. Students will get the opportunity to work in smaller teams, have more responsibility with close mentors and support while working with a variety of other coops and full time employees.


    Job Description

    Duration: May - August 2019


    Interested in working in our Advisory Services Practice?

    BDO’s advisory professionals work with clients to address variety of business issues and opportunies, ranging from profitability pressures, changing regulations and volatile economies to mergers and acquisitions and technology solutions. As a student with our Valuations business line, you will work closely with our team at our Waterloo location. Our Valuations team provides valuations services for tax planning, financial reporting, litigation support and transaction advisory purposes. As a student on the valuations team, you will have the opportunity to: 

    • Value business interests for the purpose of tax planning and/or transaction advisory 
    • Value complex financial instruments and intangible assets for financial reporting purposes 
    • Assist BDO's audit and assurance team on asset impairment testing 
    • Quantify damages arising from shareholder disputes and breaches of contract 
    • Analyze company and industry-specific strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to determine the cash flow risks of the companies involved 
    • Build financial models to value business interests, intangible assets and complex financial instruments 

    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

    • Enrolled in an accounting focused post-secondary program with intention of pursuing the CPA designation 
    • Strong interest in pursuing a career in valuations and an eagerness to pursue the CBV designation 
    • A desire to provide outstanding client servie and a commitment to teamwork 
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas effectively in writing 
    • Stong analytical and problem solving skills 
    • Ability to prioritize competing priorities with varying deadlines 


    The perfect combination of size and personal attention.
    With more than 3,000 professionals in Canada, and more than 60,000 around the world, BDO is among a small group of accounting and advisory networks able to compete on the national and global stages. For all our professionals, we provide personalized attention, guidance, and an extraordinary level of support. We are committed to providing intern and co-op students with opportunities to gain practical experience to start building a solid technical foundation in the discipline of their choosing.


    How to Apply:

    We require all students to apply online ( The application will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.


    Please upload your application package (cover letter, resume and transcript) as one PDF file.


    We advise all students to follow the application deadlines advertised by their school Career Centre or Co-op Office (if applicable). Many universities and colleges follow different application and interview schedules.



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