BDO South Africa: Senior Manager- Corporate Finance

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # COF_01
Published 29/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organization cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.


Our mission defines who we are and why we exist. It’s our core purpose. We play a big role in helping our clients and people achieve their dreams. Our mission keeps us grounded and humble about our impact on people’s lives every day.

Job Functions Accounting
Industries Accounting & Auditing
BDO has a vacancy for a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance transaction services division. The responsibilities of the role will be, inter alia:
•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

Operational requirements:
•Review work within timelines required with appropriate feedback provided
•Ensure that BDO tools and knowledge are appropriately applied by all staff
•Ensure that risks are identified and communicated appropriately
•Perform analysis to identify and evaluate potential deal breakers and/or contract negotiating points
•Apply transaction experience and industry knowledge to identify key issues and value drivers that will be critical to the client
•Draft appropriately tailored scope of work and fee estimates
•Review reports and be responsible for ultimate project delivery

•CA (SA) qualification

•Minimum of five years relevant working experience in transaction services
•Working within a professional environment
•Client development and marketing
•Analysing client needs and determining deliverables
•Practical experience of business analytical review and risk evaluation
•Excellent computer literacy
•Understanding of the principles of mergers and acquisitions, Companies Act requirements, JSE listings requirements and BBBEE codes

•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.

Job Closing Date 12/11/2020