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Accounting SME - 18 Month Contract

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About the Opportunity

Business Requirements & Solution Design:

  • Define the business requirements while understanding and communicating the impact of the change to the business and IT
  • Deliver business requirements and solution design to the VP Finance and Division Accounting Lead and prioritize to deliver maximum business benefit within set constraints
  • Support the VP Finance and Division Accounting Lead to resolve technical challenges or issues that arise during the project
  • Provide sound accounting expertise on the delivery of change projects and production activities
  • Manage and coordinate input from other technical experts within Actuarial, Finance and other relevant business areas
  • Support internal and / or external implementation teams and the business to ensure consistent understanding of requirements and solution design
  • Support the management of the system and process changes impacting PLRe through delivery of good technical knowledge and solution design
  • Ensure timely completion of project milestones with support from the VP Finance and Division Accounting Lead & project manager. Anticipate bottlenecks and escalate as appropriate
  • Manage and resolve queries arising throughout the project lifecycle

Project Delivery:

  • Support the management of change activity impacting PLRE resulting from the implementation of IFRS17 and USGAAP by preparing the design of a solution or solutions which meet the desired business requirements and is delivered within the agreed timescales, budget and to an appropriate high quality
  • Working with the VP Finance and Division Accounting Lead, ensure scope of systems project delivery is well defined and understood by all stakeholders
  • Support VP Finance and Division Accounting Lead to deliver the project by providing assistance and input into planning and resourcing
  • Provide guidance on technical issues to enable the VP Finance and Division Accounting Lead and project manager to manage corrective actions and enable key decision making

Deliver innovative solutions:

  • Working with the VP Finance and Division Accounting Lead, ensure efficient, effective and innovative solutions, definition and design integrity to achieve the required business outcome while promoting consistency across PL Re Reporting teams

Stakeholder management:

  • Manage effective networks and demonstrate excellent communication across PLRe to ensure delivery of the project
  • Support the VP/AVP Finance, Retro and other management by organizing ad hoc projects as and when required

 About You

  • Professionally-designated accountant
  • 5+ years USGAAP/IFRS accounting/financial reporting experience within a financial services company.  Insurance or reinsurance experience preferred
  • Proven track record of effective people management and strong interpersonal/negotiation skills resulting in productive relationships with different areas
  • Demonstrated success as an accounting SME in major change program: gathering business requirements and translating these into a solution design and functional specifications
  • Experience of Accounting system change and an understanding of General Ledger and Finance Data Store technical considerations. Experience of PeopleSoft is desirable
  • Proven ability to analyse and interpret data, draw conclusions from it and explain findings to key stakeholders across the business
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing concurrent activities to successful completion

Pay Rate


How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please note that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote #27550.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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Accounting SME - 18 Month Contract

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