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Int. Accounting Controller to complete accurate accounting and controls for reporting close processes for an insurance client -3792

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Nov 21, 2022
Job End Date: Nov 24, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: $ 37
Job ID: 124894
Location: Toronto
1 year 

Role Summary:
  • Group Retirement Services (GRS) is the leading provider of defined contribution plans in Canada through a wide range of products and services. The GRS Finance, Accounting and Control team is responsible for the accurate accounting and controls for reporting the business results under IFRS 17. You will support the Manager, IFRS 17 Accounting and Controls, with month-end and quarter-end financial and accounting close process, reporting of key financial results to leadership and prepare reconciliations. In addition, to support the overall internal financial controls environment you will develop and document standard operating procedures and implement task lists and checklist to support IFRS 17.
  • This is a one-year contract position and this role offers you an opportunity to grow and share your experience and technical skills within a global financial institution.

Must haves:
  • 3+ years of experience as a Controller with experience in financial close and reporting processes
  • Experience with financial reporting systems and tools (e.g. Longview, Oracle, Hyperion)
  • 3-5 years of work experience in insurance and financial services industry
Nice to haves:
  • Knowledge of and exposure to IFRS17 is an asset.
  • Business Intelligence/Analytics tools experience is an asset.
  • Post-secondary education in Business, Finance or a similar discipline and holds a higher-level of education (e.g. CPA/CFA designation, MBA).

What are the main 3-5 responsibilities of this resource?
  • Support the design, build, and use of data to manage and prepare for the month-end and quarter-end accounting close process for our payout annuity business.
  • Support the timelines for month end and quarter end financial close process process.
  • Prepare and design of standard operating procedures to strengthen our internal controls.
  • Review daily feeder files between subledger and general ledger and investigate differences.
  • Prepare account reconciliation and investigate reconciling items.