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Now make it work for you, by joining the fastest-growing professional services firm, globally.
At BDO, we invest in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. Work with over 1 800 professionals across seven offices in South Africa and watch your career take off. We have vacancies for a Corporate Finance Executive at our Durban Office.
Job Title: Corporate Finance Executive
Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reference #: CFC001
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The Corporate Finance Executive will assist in providing deal related services, principally from a financial and accounting perspective to both financial and strategic buyers and vendors. The successful candidate will also be involved with JSE advisory services from time to time.
•Building trust and relationships
•Fostering Collaborative Teamwork.
•Approachability, persuading and influencing.
•Proactive in all that we do
•Fostering active communication (verbal and written)
•Continuously adding value
•Have a Commercial and Innovative Digital Mind-set
•Aligning career aspirations with the strategies, goals and objectives of the team and firm
•Innovative and willing to share ideas for new ways of working.
•Ability to work with all levels within an organisation
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
•Liaise with partners in the Port Elizabeth office to identify M&A deals
•Work with our JHB M&A team on the execution of their Port Elizabeth based jobs
•Prepare information memorandums and teaser documents in compliance with best practice and BDO standards
•Prepare valuation workings and reports of privately held businesses and projects using various valuation techniques.
•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 acquires to secure acceptable offers for the business.
•Oversight of sales process to ensure an effectively managed transaction
•CFA Level 2
•Enrolled in Master
•CA (SA) qualification (Preferably)
•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.
The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: 17/01/2022