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November 4th, 2010, Bedford (Halifax), Nova Scoti

Associate / Senior Associate – Business Valuations and Corporate Finance Advisory

WBLI Chartered Accountants


Our diverse engagements involve a broad range of services in corporate finance, business valuation and litigation support.  You will be responsible for the management of each engagement including planning/methodology, communications with clients, financial research, review and analysis of documents, conducting and leading meetings with clients, and preparing well-written reports.

Your responsibilities, among other related tasks, will include:

  • Preparing business valuation reports in the context of transactions, corporate reorganizations, litigation and financial reporting including purchase price allocations, impairment testing for goodwill and other intangible assets and option analyses
  • Perform due diligence in acquisition advisory roles
  • Assessments of companies’ financial positions, forecasts and business plans
  • Industry and other financial research
  • Analyze company and industry-specific strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats with a view to determining / projecting the cash flow of a company
  • Develop financial models used for M&A transactions and valuation reports (MS Excel)
  • Assist in managing, training and developing Analysts to become business valuation experts
  • Prepare billings for clients
  • Market the firm’s services, including: development of relationships with WBLI’s current and prospective clients and with the Halifax area business community


  • CA designation required
  • CBV designation is an asset, or in the process of attaining a CBV
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience within a professional services firm
  • Have prepared and analyzed financial statements and financial projections (using MS Excel)
  • Ability to rapidly identify key issues during an engagement and make recommendations
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented and possess well-developed project management skills
  • Analytical and creative thinker with an ability to think “outside the box”
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Possess a marketing sense and capability
  • Comfortable presenting to varying sizes and levels of audiences
  • Very professional in appearance, substance and delivery
  • Proactive coupled with consistent daily effort
  • Truly “passionate” for the area of business valuation
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal abilities

WBLI Firm Profile

WBLI Chartered Accountants has been helping organizations succeed in Atlantic Canada for over 30 years.  The firm traces its origin to 1976 and has grown to be the region’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants, consisting of two offices located in Bedford and Truro, Nova Scotia.  Our clients range from mid-market corporations to sole proprietorships; our broad experience includes work with manufacturers, developers, contractors, retailers, wholesalers, health & service industries, and not-for-profit organizations throughout Atlantic Canada.

WBLI is recognized in the market place as a competitive mid-market firm with national and international affiliations through DFK International – a worldwide association of independent accountant firms and business advisers with representatives in over 70 countries.

We are a full service firm consisting of 74 people, including eight partners, offering both depth of experience and specialized knowledge in the areas of assurance, accounting, taxation, business advisory services, business valuations, litigation support services, M&A / transaction advisory, and bankruptcy and insolvency.

Our website can be accessed at:

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: Richard L Butler (

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