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
Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
Diverse mix of staff and demonstrated work/life balance
Career growth opportunities and continuing education programs
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
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 www.westlandinsurance.ca Indeedads
Department: Finance This is a non-management position This is a full time position
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