Who we are
You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone’s friendly and helps each other out? That’s like Grant Thornton.
Except here we’re all professionals and there isn’t a mayor or a general store. What we’re trying to say is that we’re a very different kind of professional services firm where culture is at the heart of who we are and what we do.
We employ about 2000 people across Canada, and we truly care about helping our clients, colleagues, and communities thrive.
That’s what’s most important to us. We’re building a special organization that’s purpose driven and as we grow we always want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.
A career in our Transactions team with Grant Thornton will provide you an opportunity to :
Work with a team of professionals including transactions experts, business valuators, chartered accountants, forensic accountants, management consultants, 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 enlarge 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 and staff
As a Manager in Transactions your responsibilities will include :
Assisting as part of a team of professionals supporting clients with all aspects of the purchase and sale of a business including leading the preparation of industry research, marketing documents, target purchaser analysis and all other facets of the mergers & acquisition process.
Leading the preparation of financial models and financing proposal documentation for the purpose of sourcing and obtaining market driven senior and subordinated debt arrangements.
Providing transaction advisory and due diligence services to clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, management buy-ins etc.
Leading the preparation of valuations 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, financial reporting, forensics and shareholder disputes.
Participation in various business development initiatives (internal and external) including attendance in support of pitches, proposals and new client prospects as well as attendance at various business development events.
Actively assisting the Partners with maintaining the operational excellence of the transactions practice through best practice billing, collections, scheduling and engagement management.
Ensuring the transactions practice maintains compliance / due diligence standards with established operational procedures.
Be Grant Thornton
If you’re a bit like us, you’re driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action.
Just imagine being part of a team that puts we before me, where flexibility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues have your back.
At Grant Thornton, you’ll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are.
And when all this comes together, well that’s when the magic happens.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Manager, Transactions? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick :
Completion of an advanced level degree (Masters) or professional accounting designation (CPA)
Completion or in progress towards completion of a specialist designation program such as the Chartered Business Valuator CBV or Chartered Financial Analyst CFA
3 to 5 years post designation transaction or equivalent experience
Strong Microsoft Excel skills, including the ability to work with and develop complex financial models
Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
Strong online research database skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail
A client-focused approach to work
Ability to generate creative solutions to abstract or undefined problems
Well-developed analytical and program-solving skills
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
At Grant Thornton we’re focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That’s our purpose.
Or, as we like to say, living our purple.