Senior Consulant, Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence)

KPMG - Toronto, ON (5 months ago)

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You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 207,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 153 countries.

In every economic environment, there are opportunities to create, enhance, and preserve value. Our Deal Advisory professionals help buyers, sellers, private equity investors, governments, and lenders in developing and executing on their value strategies.
By their nature, major transactions such as M&A deals are higher risk and reward than day-to-day business activity. It is important for our clients to remove as much risk as possible by taking advice from experienced advisers — people who have done it before and know what to look for.

We offer start-to-finish support in the acquisition process, including input on strategy, early identification of risk areas, coordination and execution of due diligence investigations (financial and commercial) and input and advice on contract terms geared to reduce risks. We also get involved in assisting our clients with a host of services surrounding closing the transaction and post-deal integration.

Our Deal Advisory team includes the following service lines: Transaction Services, Valuations, Corporate Finance, Restructuring & Turnaround, and Infrastructure Advisory.

Our clients are typically private equity funds, pension funds, large public companies, as well as private corporations. Our people are motivated self-starters with expertise in finance, valuation, tax, accounting and financial reporting. Our network is global.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this.

KPMG's Transaction Services is currently looking for professionals in our downtown Toronto office at the Senior Associate level.
Working in multi-disciplinary teams, you will apply your professional and technical skills on a wide variety of transactions and at different stages of the transaction process.

What you will do:
Evaluating a business’ historical performance and sustainability of earnings/cash flows, working capital cycles, financial projections, key contractual commitments, accounting policies and management control environment.
Identifying and reporting key issues, performing the relevant financial analysis, and interpreting results.
Undertaking smaller assignments or assisting on larger assignments reporting to a manager, senior manager, or a partner.
Participating in KPMG’s engagement teams with senior client executives, attorneys, and investors.
Writing detailed professional reports and other client deliverables.
Establishing credibility and developing relationships with current and prospective clients.
Providing support/assistance for proposals.
Contributing to the effective working of the team and development of team morale.
Occasionally supporting one of our other business units in a cross-functional role (e.g. Valuations, Corporate Finance, Restructuring, Global Infrastructure Advisory Group, etc.)
At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need extra time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.

What you bring to the role:
2+ years of relevant post-grad work experience - M&A experience in an advisory, corporate, bank, or private equity environment is considered an asset.
CPA student / CPA or equivalent is mandatory. Audit experience is ideal.
MBA / CFA/ CBV / CMA considered as asset.
Demonstrated ability to learn and succeed in a fast-paced environment is essential.
Curiosity, healthy skepticism, creativity, and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Above-average proficiency using Microsoft Excel.
Ability to build effective working relationships internally and externally.
Willingness and ability to travel internationally as required.
Ability to speak other languages is an asset (Mandarin, French, Spanish, etc.).
Keys to your success
Highly motivated, committed, and flexible to cope with changing priorities and strict deadlines.
Financial and commercial awareness with strong analytical skills.
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
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