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Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions

Location:  Montréal
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  10 Sep 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  841381

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions

Running a business is all about making intelligent decisions, powered by accurate information. As a Mergers and Acquisitions Vice President you’ll help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. When you join our industry-leading team, you’ll be right at the heart of that challenge, working with leading business tools and methodologies to provide to some of the most sophisticated clients around.


The opportunity
EY Orenda Corporate Finance Inc., a specialty practice within EY's Strategy and Transactions, is the dominant mid-market investment bank in Canada. The practice is recognized as a trusted source of expertise for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing, privatization, and valuations and has been advising clients on all aspects of strategic transactions and capital sourcing activities for more than 30 years.
We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. With so many offerings, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients, and for our communities.
Your key responsibilities


As the Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, you have the opportunity to work within our Strategy and Transactions specialty practice Orenda Corporate Finance Inc. is recognized as a trusted source of expertise for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing, privatization, and recapitalizations.  As part of this team, you will be a trusted source of expertise for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing, privatization, and valuations and has been advising clients on all aspects of strategic transactions and capital sourcing activities

Skills and attributes for success

  • Project manage the complex acquisition, merger, divestiture, or financing assignments while taking a lead role in client relationship management 
  • Provide direction and oversight on research to be used in financial modeling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, negotiation support, and various other applications 
  • Review and provide quality assurance on complex financial models within broadly defined guidelines 
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of documents for, and presentations to, clients and prospects 
  • Manage staff teams of 2-3 professionals and assume developmental responsibility for junior staff 
  • Proactively develop an internal and external network within the Montreal business community
  • Participate in the development and execution of industry-specific thought leadership and business plans 
  • Take an autonomous lead role in identifying, soliciting, and exploring potential new business opportunities


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Undergraduate degree in business with concentration s in finance and/or accounting plus CPA CA, CFA, CBV or MBA 
  • Minimum 7-8 years of experience in financial analysis and transaction/financing execution (i.e. M&A, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Commercial Banking or Corporate Development) 
  • Strong knowledge in capital market products and bank offerings
  • Strong knowledge and ability in debt and equity structuring (i.e. senior, sub, mezzanine, equity)
  • Strong sales and marketing skills and boardroom presence
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting 
  • Strong financial modeling and analytical skills and financial modeling
  • Strong knowledge of financing capital structuring and strong negotiation/lead advisory skills
  • Understanding of key business drivers and business strategy
  • Experience working in small teams and developing/coaching/mentoring junior-level staff
  • Experience working with multiple internal/external advisors within the context of a transaction and coordinated various workstreams (i.e. lawyers, accountants, tax and other specialists, etc...)
  • U.S. Broker-Dealer license and Canadian Securities Institute licensing are or will be required
  • This role involves interaction with clients operating nationally and globally. Bilingualism in both French and English is therefore a requirement of this role.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Previous Strategy and Transactions experience in professional services/Big 4 Firm.


What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for Mergers and Acquisitions and have very strong attention to detail. This position will also require strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, superior analytical skills, and proven project and people management skills.  Bringing a “roll up the sleeves” attitude with high levels of creativity, enthusiasm, and critical in this role.


What we Offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug, and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays, and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


Diversity and Inclusion at EY

Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the LGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.

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