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Investment Banking Associate

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Status: Permanent
Type of Contract
Schedule: Full-Time 
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Location: Toronto, Ontario
Area of Interest: Financial markets and treasury

A career as an Associate in the financial institution group (FIG) team at National Bank means playing a crucial role on a highly dynamic capital markets team. In this role, you can use your interest in finance, your skills and experience to have a positive impact on our group and on our clients.

Your Job

  • Organizing and developing presentation materials supporting our clients’ capital decision-making
  • Assisting in the execution of M&A transactions and equity and fixed income issuances
  • Building complex financial models and valuation analysis
  • Assisting in managing and coaching a team of analysts
  • Conducting a variety of industry and company research and analysis
  • Performing various tasks supporting senior team members in their deal execution and client coverage efforts
  • Staying abreast of market trends, industry developments, company news, and regulatory changes to inform decision-making
  • Foster a collaborative team environment by actively participating in teamwork, sharing insights, and contributing to a positive workplace culture

Your Team

You will be part of the FIG team, a team of 10 people located in our Toronto office. You will report to the Group Head, FIG. Our team has experienced significant success over the years, deepening our relationships with our clients and gaining market share. We have developed a strong franchise with a deep bench of expertise. Over the years, we have been involved in financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the consumer finance, exchange, asset and wealth management, life and general insurance segments. The FIG team works in a collaborative manner, with a focus on learning and development.

We will provide on-the-job training for the chosen candidate. Your colleagues will support you as you learn the key aspects of the work. In addition, we offer specialized training to improve your technical and presentation skills through out the year.

Although the emphasis is placed on analytical capabilities, financial modelling and presentation skills, candidates must also show the ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues. This is critical to us.

Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in finance, accounting or related field to the sector of activity
  • Minimum of 2 years of investment banking or relevant experience in equity research, corporate finance, M&A, private equity, or corporate development
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills
  • Deal/ transaction execution and project management experience
  • Knowledge of capital markets and investment banking applications
  • Demonstrated problem-solving mindset, collaborative approach and great team spirit
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trusting relationships
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written), French is an asset
  • Experience in financial services industry is an asset


Agility Analytical Skills Coaching Communication Decision Making Financial Markets Financial Modeling Initiative Interpersonal Skills Investment Banking Presentations Problem Solving Project Management Teamwork

Your benefits

In addition to competitive compensation, upon hiring you’ll be eligible for a wide range of flexible benefits to help promote your wellbeing and that of your family.

  • Health and wellness program, including many options
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Generous pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Preferential banking services
  • Opportunities to get involved in community initiatives
  • Telemedicine service
  • Virtual sleep clinic
These are a few of the benefits available to you. We have an offer that keeps up with trends as well as your needs and those of your family. 

Our dynamic work environments and cutting-edge collaboration tools foster a positive employee experience. We actively listen to employees’ ideas. Whether through our surveys or programs, regular feedback and ongoing communication is encouraged.

We're putting people first:

We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives. Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us, and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodation, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us. We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

Come live your ambitions with us!

Why work at National Bank?

For an environment that supports your career path

There are many varied opportunities for you to progress and develop, and move ahead in your career. This includes on-the-job learning and training, co-development and pairing with other employees, professional support and mentoring, internal career days or discussion forums with our leaders.

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For an inclusive and diverse environment

We foster inclusion in an environment where each person’s unique qualities, whether visible or invisible, are celebrated and valued. We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

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