Associate, Corporate Finance
Toronto, ON
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What You’ll Be Doing
The Corporate Finance division has a national mandate within the Commercial Bank that includes Leveraged Finance (Private Equity Coverage / Mezzanine Lending / Non-PE Leveraged Lending), Asset-Based Lending, Middle-Market and Private Company Investment Banking and National Accounts.

CIBC Leveraged Finance team’s expertise lies in senior and subordinated cash-flow lending to Canadian middle-market businesses; providing national coverage of private equity sponsors; ii) concluding highly-structured, event-based transactions, often alongside CIBC Commercial Banking Relationship Managers; and iii) delivering mezzanine debt solutions to our clients nationally. CIBC’s Asset-Based Lending group (“CIBC ABL”) provides clients with customized loan placements secured by accounts receivable, inventories and fixed assets. Mid-Market Investment Banking is one of the largest advisory group dedicated to the mid-market of all Canadian banks, and is ranked as the top mid-market advisor in Canada as measured by aggregate transaction value of M&A deals up to $100 million. CIBC National Accounts (“CIBC NA”) was established within CIBC Business Banking to create a team to serve upper middle-market and junior corporate clients in Canada. They specialize in structuring and managing larger credit facilities and syndicated bank transactions. CIBC NA (in conjunction with Leveraged Finance) will also look at credit facilities of $25 million or greater having heavy reliance on enterprise value lending.

The Associate will provide a broad range of analytical and research support to all the professionals within the Corporate Finance team. The Associate, Corporate Finance will be responsible for supporting various aspects of loan underwriting, credit analysis and portfolio management. They will work with a number of senior people internally to support a wide range of clients and prospects. Specific duties include financial statement and data analysis, financial modeling, industry research and assisting in the preparation of information memoranda.

How You’ll Succeed

Accountability –Play a key role in the preparation of client proposals and/or “pitch-books” and assist on business development calls as may be required. Ensure that the portfolio meets with appropriate risk management guidelines and remains current with the changing methodologies. Assist in the on-going monitoring of the terms and conditions of approved credit arrangements and appropriately identifying any relevant changes in the financial condition/business of a client. Contribute to ongoing account management responsibilities.
Collaboration – Assist with conducting due diligence and supporting senior bankers with regard to activities of many parties including Legal, Trading Documentation, Capital Markets Trading marketers and Corporate and Commercial Adjudication (CCA). As a key contributor to the business unit, this job has the authority to recommend changes to business processes in order to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. Effectively communicate complicated concepts and financial data to senior management.
Analysis- Assist with conducting in-depth company, industry and portfolio analysis supporting the credit relationships for a portfolio of Corporate Finance clients. Provide sound, timely, and well-communicated recommendations for credit facilities supported by a thorough analysis and well-executed interpretation of relevant financial, industry, business, and market information

Who You Are
You put our clients first. You engage with purpose to find the right solutions. You go the extra mile, because it's the right thing to do.
You can demonstrate experience. Minimum 2 to 3 years related experience; MBA, CFA or other relevant professional designation preferred. Thorough understanding of Corporate Finance theories and practices, well-developed financial analysis and financial modeling skills. Sophisticated analytical skills including extensive experience in analyzing financial statements in order to assess credit risks. Ability to research and monitor large volumes of information from various sources, gather data and perform analyses on an ongoing basis. Solid understanding of specific industry, including fundamental market factors, and capital markets activity and influences. Excellent understanding of financial statements and accounting principles.
You're driven to succeed. You are motivated by accomplishing your goals and delivering your best to make an impact.
You have a degree/diploma in. You have a Bachelor’s degree in a business-related discipline and/or knowledge of business, economics and/or finance through education and experience. Recent completion or enrolment in the CFA, CA or CBV program would be an asset but not required.
Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values – trust, teamwork and accountability.
What CIBC Offers

At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will:
Thrive: Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home
Connect: Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity
Develop: Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training
Prosper: Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan
What You Need to Know
CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact
You need to be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit
This role may require the flexibility to work outside of regular scheduled business hours to meet urgent client needs.