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January 23rd, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Senior Manager / Director – Corporate Finance Advisory Services

Grant Thornton


About Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada, and annual revenues of more than $460 million. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose independent member firms operate in close to 100 countries worldwide.

Grant Thornton has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for the last four consecutive years. In 2011 our firm ranked as the 5th Best Workplace in Canada, for companies with more than 1000 employees. We are also very proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s top 25 Best Workplaces for Women. Currently, we are successfully executing an ambitious strategy to establish a distinctive leadership brand in each of the markets in which we operate. It’s a very exciting time for our firm – we have the resources to compete, and the culture to differentiate.


A career in our Advisory Services team with Grant Thornton will provide you an opportunity to:

  • Work with a team of professionals including financial experts, business valuators, chartered accountants, forensic accountants and other professional advisers who are committed to and understand entrepreneurial people and organizations;
  • Be part of a unique work culture that challenges you to further your professional development and expand your chosen career path;
  • Be part of a fast growing environment with well respected professionals who are locally renowned in their respective field;
  • Develop solutions with clients and co-workers through collaborative debate and discussion;
  • Be engaged with clients on a variety of local and national projects;
  • Work with purpose and have a meaningful impact on our clients, staff and partners; and
  • Advance at pace with your skills, experience and business development success.


Why choose Grant Thornton?

At Grant Thornton you can make a difference every day. We have more offices across Canada than any other professional services firm, allowing us to be down the street from clients, not just downtown.  We are independent in Canada with access to global resources, expertise and opportunities. Our professionals are renowned experts in their field who provide high level technical expertise and advice. A greater variety of client files to work on means that, at Grant Thornton, you can do more, faster. We provide a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package. We respect people’s lives outside of work and provide flexibility, where possible. Our firm is recognized for quality, and we are a trusted brand on the move!


As a Senior Manager / Director in Advisory Services your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing transaction advisory and due diligence services to clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs / ins, etc.;
  • Leading the preparation of valuation of assets and business interests for a wide range of purposes, such as: mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, taxation, public offerings, fairness opinions, management buy-outs, and shareholder disputes;
  • Leading the development of complex financial models for the purpose of sourcing, negotiating and obtaining financing opportunities for all aspects of business operations;
  • Assisting as part of the team of professionals supporting clients with all aspects of the purchase and sale of a business;
  • Acting as a mentor for the development of junior level resources;
  • Ensuring the advisory practice maintains compliance/due diligence standards with established operational procedures;
  • Actively assisting the Partners with maintaining the operational excellence of the advisory practice through best practice billing, collections, scheduling and engagement management;
  • Maintaining a business development mind set which focuses on development of relationships and actively anticipating client and market needs, as well as:
    • leading sales cycle of large scope engagements through proposals, marketing, cross-selling, add-on work and other business development activities to meet specific revenue targets for regional service line;
    • developing new client relationships to generate business opportunities; and
    • maintaining, managing and proactively developing relationships with professional network, industry peers and referral sources to share knowledge and best practices; leverages relationships to generate business opportunities for the service line; and
  • Assisting the Partners and Principals of Advisory Services with increased brand awareness in the market place.


The skills and behaviors required for this position include:

  • Completion of an advanced level degree (Masters) or professional accounting designation (CA, CMA,CPA);
  • Enrolled or contemplating enrollment in a specialist designation program such as the Chartered Business Valuator “CBV” or Chartered Financial Analyst “CFA”, among others;
  • 5 to 10 years post CA designation corporate finance or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills, including the ability to work with and develop complex financial models;
  • Strong online research database skills;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge in both financial accounting and financial statement analysis;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as time and project management skills;
  • Ability to interview professionals at all levels;
  • Confident and team focused, able to interact well with peers and clients;
  • Ability to work independently in support of the growth of the practice and demonstrated leadership potential;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills; and
  • A client-focused approach to work.

In addition, the following skills would be considered an asset:

  • Previous experience in a Merger and Acquisition environment;
  • Previous experience in a finance or investment banking role;
  • Previous business valuation experience, within the context of: transaction support, fair value accounting, tax planning, etc.;
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of sales and business development; and
  • Previous experience in a leadership role.


Our unique culture

Our clients tell us that they do business with Grant Thornton because of the quality of our people. We have a talented, intellectually curious team and a unique culture that we work hard to preserve. We want you to achieve your full potential and are aware that our success as an organization depends on each of our people building strong and challenging careers for which they can be proud.  Using our values as our guide, we empower our people to make a difference in every interaction with one another, with clients, and in the communities in which we work and live.


Location: Halifax

Halifax is the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.  As a city of heritage, culture, festivals and events, there is a myriad of things to do in Nova Scotia’s capital.  Whether it is concerts and live theatre or experiencing our natural wonders through hiking and camping, Halifax has it all.  The Grant Thornton office is located in the heart of the business district overlooking the picturesque Halifax Harbour.  With over 130 professionals in this office, we are Atlantic Canada’s largest accounting firm.  We believe in giving back to our community and, through our brand, Halifax knows who we are!


The application process:

We invite you to experience our unique culture and become a valued member of our team. Please begin by completing and submitting, in confidence, an on-line application via our careers website located at:

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