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Manager, M&A Transaction Services, Sale and Purchase Agreement

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Date Posted: Apr 23, 2021

Reference Code: 68967-en_US


Job Type: Permanent 

Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
All Available Locations: Calgary; Toronto; Vancouver 


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  • Be part of a firm that leads the way and pushes themselves to look like contemporary Canada.



This is your opportunity to join Deloitte's growing M&A - Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) and disputes team.

Our team works side-by-side with M&A practitioners throughout the firm, clients and their legal advisors. Typically, this involves advising clients in developing contractual solutions to financial and commercial issues identified during due diligence, including advising on purchase price adjustment mechanisms and completion accounts policies in the transaction agreements being negotiated.

What will your typical day look like?


The Manager role will include the following activities:

  • First and foremost, help clients negotiate better financial and accounting terms in the SPA.
  • Working closely with due diligence teams to identify areas of risk and opportunities to create additional value. 
  • Review of transaction documentation to identify key issues, including:
    • Assessing the suitability of the pricing mechanism (for example, locked box; completion accounts and/or earn-out) and associated accounting based definitions;
    • Considering the appropriateness of key financial Representations and Warranties (“R&W”) and indemnities; and
    • Developing robust accounting policies for completion accounts based mechanisms.
  • Working with Partner to develop appropriate client recommendations.
  • Managing project risk issues and monitoring costs/recovery.
  • Reporting key issues and delivering recommendations to clients.
  • Help build the practice and have opportunity to grow within Deloitte.
  • Participating in practice development activities (e.g., client presentations)

About the team


The M&A Transaction Services team is a collaborative group that creates value for clients undergoing a merger, acquisition or divestiture. Our team is growing. It supports our clients in all stages of the M&A lifecycle through our One-Deloitte approach. We engage on deals of all sizes in in diverse industries. The team has successfully closed deals, small and large, serving mid-market private and public sector clients, in all industries, in Canada and internationally.  We are a group of collaborative, autonomous and amazing people who value client service excellence while having FUN and supporting career growth of each other.

You can easily work from home or the office, although it does require the flexibility to meet peaks of work inherent in the cycle of a deal, which we often try to manage.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you


To qualify for the role, you must be/have:

  • An CA/CPA qualification or equivalent qualification/experience (e.g., law degree with accounting or finance background).
  • Attention to detail. 
  • A flexible working style and an ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Strong writing and reviewing skills, with an appropriate focus on conciseness and risk management.
  • Broad commercial acumen coupled with a robust personality capable of operating effectively under the pressure and fast-pace of the deal marketplace.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to challenge, negotiate and operate at a senior level.
  • Client focused, ensuring high quality service.
  • Experience of working on transactions, disputes and/or completion accounts. Experience in M&A Transaction Services is definitely a great asset.

Why Deloitte?

Launch your career with The One Firm where you can make an impact that matters in a way that you never thought possible. With endless opportunities at every turn, and a culture built to support and develop our people to be the very best they can be, Deloitte is The One Firm for you to learn, grow, create, connect, and lead. We do this by making three commitments to you:

  • You will lead at every level: We grow the world’s best leaders so you can achieve the impact you seek, faster.
  • You can work your way: We give you the means to be flexible in how you need and want to work, and we have innovative spaces, arrangements and the mindset to help you be wildly successful.
  • You will feel included and inspired: We create a deep sense of belonging where you can bring your whole self to work.

The next step is yours

Sound like The One Firm. For You?

At Deloitte we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities!  We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation in the recruitment process, or need this job posting in an alternative format. We’d love to hear from you!

By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.

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