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Co-op, Management Consulting – Public Sector Strategy & Transformation

BDO Canada

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted September 7, 2023.

Putting people first, every day

BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, our professionals provide exceptional service, helping clients with advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an award-winning environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your Opportunity

BDO Canada’s Management Consulting Practice is a national Service Line helping our clients actively address and solve their business challenges. Our Ottawa office is looking for a Co-op or Intern to join our Public Sector Strategy & Transformation (PSST) team to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality management consulting services in various areas including support of organizational and technology transformation, economic development, strategic planning, business operations and execution, research and analysis, and program / project management.
  • Support client engagements using your business acumen to generate insights and create value for BDO’s clients
  • Develop informative, compelling, and persuasive client-facing project deliverables, presentations, and collateral materials through available resources [including but not limited to: MS Office; Collaboration Tools; etc.)
  • Build trust and confidence with our clients to contribute to developing practical solutions that will last
  • Collaborate with a high-quality delivery team in support of individual and team growth
  • Develop trusting relationships across BDO’s diverse teams of business service professionals
  • Support the advancement of business opportunities, including the development of thought leadership that will grow your own and BDO’s presence in the local business community

It is expected that the successful candidate would support other Service Lines (e.g., People Advisory team).

Some of the client challenges our team have been engaged on in the past year include:

  • Supporting a Government of Canada department in developing s strategic plan, including conducting jurisdictional scan, SWOT and PESTEL analyses as well as the development of the performance measurement framework.
  • Conducting a feasibility assessment on a potential merger of two prominent charitable organizations in the National Capital Region, including a review and alignment of funding, programming, branding and target population, with the goal of better serving the community
  • Working with a federal institution to develop a business case, including the demonstration of organizational project management capabilities, to seek the required authorities from central agencies to manage projects and investments as part of a five (5) year investment plan
  • Working with a First Nation community to undertake a quantified feasibility study of investments and sensitivities, including a financial validation assessment and market assessment, for the acquisition and operations of cannabis retail locations in the province
  • Assessing organizational capabilities against leading practices and relevant policies and guidelines in a complex, IT-enabled project-based environment to inform continuous improvement efforts for a large federal department
  • Administering a province-wide survey, on behalf of a not-for-profit provincial Commission, to collect critical data and determine the cost of production for a commodity
  • Completing an Economic Impact Assessment to measure the impact of the pandemic on Canadian tour operators and the Canadian economy to inform long term business planning in response to the impacts of COVID-19

How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate BDO's core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; client describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work
  • You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains & attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning and professional development.

Your experience and education

  • You are currently working towards a degree/diploma, focused in Commerce, Economics, Social Sciences, or other relevant program
  • You have completed or are currently completing a relevant post-secondary program to obtain a degree / diploma
  • You have completed or are interested in pursuing professional designation(s); Examples include but are not limited to: CMC, PMP, Prosci, and Lean Six Sigma
  • You have excellent communication skills – both verbal and written – in English; Bilingual capacity in French is considered an asset
  • You are passionate about learning and exploring new ideas, opportunities, and challenges
  • You have an acumen for applying effective and efficient solutions that provide a positive impact to client’s problems
  • You display strong problem solving and analytical skills as well as writing and communication skills
  • You have or qualify to obtain a Government of Canada security clearance

Why BDO?

Our people-first approach to talent has earned us a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2023. This recognition is a milestone we’re thrilled to add to our collection of awards for both experienced and student talent experiences.

Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

  • We enable you to engage with how we change and evolve, being a key contributor to the success and growth of BDO in Canada.

  • We help you become a better professional within our services, industries, and markets with extensive opportunities for learning and development.

  • We support your achievement of personal goals outside of the office and making an impact on your community.

Giving back adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

Total rewards that matter: We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and a market leading personal time off policy. We are committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.

Flexibility: All BDO personnel are expected to spend some of their time working in the office, at the client site, and virtually unless accommodations or alternative work arrangements are in place.

Our model is a blended approach designed to support the flexible needs of our people, the firm and our clients. It’s about creating work experiences that meet everyone’s needs and providing flexibility to adjust when, where and how we work to meet the expectations of our role.

Ready to make your mark at BDO? Click “Apply now” to send your up-to-date resume to one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists.

To explore other opportunities at BDO, check out our careers page.