Senior Corporate Development Manager



  • In this role, you will play a critical role in driving the company's growth strategy through strategic acquisitions and partnerships within the GovTech sector
  • Reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer, you will act as the key facilitator for all aspects of the M&A process, from identifying potential targets to executing transactions and integrating acquired companies into our organization
  • Strategic Planning: In collaboration with the executive team, document and refine the company's M&A strategy in alignment with overall business objectives and growth targets
  • Deal Origination: Provide support in the identification and evaluation of potential acquisition targets and partnership opportunities in the GovTech sector, leveraging industry knowledge and market insights
  • Coordination: Be the primary coordination point for all transactional steps, including leading comprehensive due diligence processes, with resources from finance, operations, and legal teams, as well as driving internal alignment and ad hoc activities throughout the closure
  • Financial Analysis: Conduct detailed financial analysis, valuation modeling, and scenario planning to assess the feasibility and strategic fit of potential transactions
  • Integration Planning: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop integration plans and ensure successful integration of acquired companies, including alignment of cultures, processes, and systems
  • Post-Acquisition Performance Monitoring: Monitor and track the performance of acquired companies post-transaction, identifying opportunities for operational improvements and synergies
  • Market Research: Stay abreast of industry trends, competitive dynamics, and regulatory developments in the GovTech sector to inform M&A strategy and decision-making


  • Accela is seeking a highly skilled and driven Sr. Corporate Development Manager to join our dynamic team
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field; MBA, JD or other advanced degree is an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in M&A, corporate development, investment banking, or private equity, with a proven track record of executing complex transactions
  • Deep understanding of the software industry, particularly within the GovTech or public sector software space
  • Strong financial acumen, including proficiency in financial modeling, valuation techniques, and deal structuring
  • Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams and driving results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, and commitment to upholding ethical standards in all aspects of the job


  • 401k
  • 11 paid holidays and a Responsible Time Off (RTO) policy
  • Walking trails near corporate HQ
  • Free lunches and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Board games and team sports
  • Training and education assistance
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your family
  • Wellness and disability plans
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