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Financial Analyst, Securities Accounting

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Toronto
Temporary

About the Opportunity

  • Assist with UAT of implementation of new Securities AABOR system
  • Ensure accounting treatment for securities are in line with regulatory requirements across multiple accounting bases (e.g. IFRS, USGAAP, Statutory, and Tax)
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of accounting results for the month end, quarter end, and year end close processes
  • Assist with day-to-day operational type functions related to cash/suspense, securities transfers, corporate actions and other general inquiries
  • Collaborate with various business partners such as Trade Operations, Cash Management and Custody Services, Investment Accounting and Reporting, Asset Liability Management, Investment Systems and Corporate Controllers for day-to-day activities as well as on special transactions / projects
  • Service quality and risk management:
  • Work with Controls Center of Excellence (COE) and Internal and External Auditors for SOX walkthroughs, detailed testing, and annual audits.  Ensure requests are addressed in a timely manner
  • Perform detailed user acceptance testing for system enhancements and ensure any exceptions are properly reported and resolved within a timely manner
  • Demonstrate controls and maintain properly documented policies and procedures

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting or finance
  • Attained or actively pursuing a professional accounting designation (CPA/CA/CMA/CGA)
  • 3-5 years of experience in the investment/insurance industry preferably within a securities accounting area
  • Solid understanding of financial accounting standards, insurance and investment management industry
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS/USGAAP/NAIC in relation to investment accounting and reporting would be ideal
  • Attention to detail.  Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Expert user of Microsoft Access and Excel.  Experience with VBA Macros will be an asset
  • Solid organizational skills, including the ability to effectively plan, prioritize multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable with challenging the status quo.  Flexible and change-oriented attitude that embraces new ideas and ways of working

Pay Rate

$30/hour

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 #27398.

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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