accela Remote Based - US Full-time 2024-05-29


Accela is seeking a highly skilled and driven Sr. Corporate Development Manager to join our dynamic team. 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. This is a high visibility role that is ideal for someone looking to roll up their sleeves and roll up their sleeves and make a significant impact on Accela’s expansion and market positioning within the GovTech sector.


  • 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.


  • 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.


For nearly 20 years, Accela has been an industry leader in designing and delivering government software to improve efficiency, increase citizen engagement and enable the development of thriving communities. Today, citizens are savvy to how services should be delivered, and expect a consistently convenient, openly transparent view into their local government. While government agencies struggle to do more with less, our mission has never been more critical. Accela provides a robust, cloud-based platform of government software solutions that accelerate growth, efficiency, and transparency in communities of all sizes. From planning, to building, to service request management and more, Accela’s SaaS offerings level the playing field for small and medium governments and enable smaller agencies to leverage larger city technologies. Our open and flexible technology helps agencies address specific needs today, while ensuring they are well prepared for the emerging challenges of the future.

Accela believes in developing and nurturing a workplace community where our differences are celebrated, and everyone feels a sense of psychological safety and belonging. Accela is committed to putting resources and attention towards evolving our practices, policies, and philosophies to enable diversity to thrive and to support equity in opportunity for everyone.

Accela is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and will respond to requests for job accommodations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.