Mergers & Acquisitions Manager

June 11 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financing, Investment, Merger & Acquisition
Surrey, BC
Westland Insurance Group Ltd is growing and has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions situated either remotely or at our Head Office located in beautiful South Surrey, BC.

What we offer:

  • A truly rapidly growing Canadian owned organization
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • Diverse mix of staff and demonstrated work/life balance
  • Career growth opportunities and continuing education programs

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director of M&A, we are looking for an organized, collaborative, and highly detailed individual to take a hands-on role in our ever growing acquisitions pipeline. In the past 12 months, Westland has successfully closed over 25 transactions, with more expected in future years.

In this role you’ll:
  • Perform financial valuations of potential acquisition targets, including in-depth financial analysis of quality of earnings, normalization adjustments, and estimation of synergies
  • Review sellers’ information memorandums
  • Prepare expressions of interest / letters of intent
  • Perform buy-side transaction due diligence
  • Create and manage the digital “data books” of the acquisition target and leverage them to build sound analyses and valuable insights
  • Manage digital data rooms to ensure efficient flow of documents and communication (both internally and externally)
  • Build strong relationships with the vendor throughout the transaction
  • Review and assist drafting of definitive purchase agreements
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional internal due diligence and post-merger integration team
  • Interact and assist external advisors including legal and accounting firms on transactions
  • Prepare M&A and finance-related presentations for Senior Management and the Board
  • Support in deal sourcing and business development activities
  • Assist in other ad hoc financial analysis and modelling for various initiatives as assigned

Here’s what you bring:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business, with focus on finance or accounting
  • CPA designation
  • CFA or CBV designation (or working towards) is an asset
  • 4-5 years of direct experience in an M&A transaction environment (e.g. private equity, Big 4 Financial Advisory, investment banking, corporate finance, corporate development), 7+ years overall of professional experience
  • Experience in P&C insurance brokerage is an asset
  • Post-merger integration experience is an asset but not required
  • Advanced Excel and data analysis skills
  • Proficient at PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks; able to adapt quickly to changing needs, responsibilities and tasks
  • Ability to problem solve and think outside the box
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity
  • Ability to succeed and flourish in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent property and casualty insurance brokers in Canada. With a national network of 170 locations and over 2,000 employees, the company continues to expand coast to coast. Westland's brokers provide expert advice to home, business, farm, life, and auto insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its local communities. For more information, please visit

Department: Finance
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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