• Co-op Student, Mergers & Acquisitions - September 2019

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
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    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: September 2019 - December 2019



    Interested in working in for our Mergers & Acquisitions/Transaction Advisory Business Line?

    BDO’s advisory professionals work with clients to address a variety of business issues and opportunities, ranging from profitability pressures, changing regulations and volatile economies to mergers and acquisitions and technology solutions. As a student in our Mergers & Acquisitions and Transaction Advisory practice, you will work closely with our team at our downtown Toronto location. Our Mergers & Acquisitions team provide clients with expertise on buying, selling, merging or acquiring a new business. We perform various types of services such as financial, tax, IT and reputational due diligence, as well as provide guidance on mergers and acquisitions, raising capital and valuations. As a student in the Mergers & Acquisitions/Transaction Advisory team, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Prepare pitch-books and presentation documents in connection with business development initiatives
    • Perform industry and company research supporting live engagements
    • Prepare lists of potential buyers and acquisition targets
    • Assist with drafting of marketing documentation (ie. Confidential Information Memorandums)
    • Assist with various financial analysis as required - including financial modelling and comparable company analyses
    • Participate in due diligence processes
    • Analyze offers from potential buyers


    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

    • Enrolled in an accounting focused post-secondary program with intention of pursuing the CPA designation
    • Strong interest in Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to perform analytical work accurately, often under time pressure
    • Developed communication skills and strong ability to collaborate with team members
    • Ability to prioritize competing priorities with varying deadlines
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills in a fast-paced deals environment



    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.



    Life at BDO

    All students joining BDO will have the opportunity to work in a learning culture, in an environment that is continually teaching through practical experience and technical training. We provide our people with unique opportunities that are only available through our team size and the type of work we do.


    BDO proudly represents and supports our communities with charitable activities, volunteerism and donations. We also grant our employees one community day per year to participate in an organization 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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