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Investment Accountant - 6 Month Contract

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About the Opportunity

  • Assist the Manager, Investment Finance and Administration in the coordination of daily investment administration operational activities and workflow
  • Participate in and assist with ensuring that all investment-related transactions are accurately recorded in the investment administration database and settled in the market in a timely manner and in accordance with market conventions. Maintain portfolio management data to ensure database accuracy and integrity
  • Perform security and compliance rule set ups and maintenance within the portfolio management and investment administration systems
  • Prepares and/or reviews holdings and cash/transaction reconciliations
  • Investigate and/or resolve trade settlement issues and disagreements
  • Handle/facilitate the resolution of escalations and issues by thoroughly investigating situations, identifying solutions and recommending appropriate courses of action; collaborates with other team members on actions/responses to ensure appropriate and timely resolution
  • Participate in the development, implementation and/or maintenance of procedures and service level standards consistent with industry best practices for the administration of investment portfolios, including data entry, trade settlement, corporate actions, pricing, ratings changes, proxy voting, reconciliation, mortgage and loan administration and servicing, performance and attribution, investment reporting and other related activities. Review procedures to identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Ensure consistent execution of the department’s system of internal controls over investment administration activities and investment-related reporting to mitigate/minimize risk
  • Share knowledge and expertise with other team members to ensure the department’s work is completed consistently, accurately and efficiently
  • Provide back-up support for other administrators/employees as required
  • Participate in the production and/or review of weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports to the Board of Directors, senior management and other stakeholders; performance measurement reports, including the investigation and documentation of irregularities
  • Participate on projects relating to the Investment Administration department such as system upgrades, adoption of accounting standards, the launch of new portfolios and products, portfolio growth and/or re-positioning initiatives, testing new software, development of reporting/procedural manual(s), streamlining and automating processes to reduce human error
  • Act as a departmental liaison with counterparts in Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Retail Finance, Information Systems, Corporate Audit as well as external auditors, custodians and brokers
  • Act as a key day-to-day liaison with the custodian bank(s) with respect to investment administration activities
  • Ensure all assigned departmental compliance requirements are satisfied, including both internal (e.g., AML compliance reporting) and external compliance requirements (e.g., maintaining trading accounts with brokers)
  • Participate in other Finance, Portfolio Management and Corporate initiatives, as directed
  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

About You

  • Completion of a university business degree with courses in investments, finance, accounting and/or economics
  • 2+ years work experience in investment operations or finance within the insurance/financial services industry
  • CPA designation and/or CFA designation and/or post-graduate degree is nice to have
  • Completion of the Canadian Securities Course or equivalent (or in progress) is an asset
  • Knowledge of and experience with investment administration systems and/or a demonstrated ability to learn new applications/systems. Experience with the EZE Order Management System and/or SS&C Technologies Portia investment administration system is a significant asset
  • Knowledge of a broad range of investments and asset classes, including but not limited to exchange-traded and over-the-counter securities, private placements, derivatives, mortgages and loans
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database and email computer applications and software
  • Ability to conduct research, investigate and analyze anomalies and discrepancies and make recommendations
  • Well-developed analytical, evaluation and decision-making skills
  • Well-developed mathematical skills

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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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