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Int. Financial Analyst to support Regulatory & Governance practices for large banking client - 41595

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Aug 29, 2022
Job End Date: Feb 23, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 122248
Location: Toronto
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Int. Financial Analyst to support Regulatory & Governance practices for large banking client - 41595

Location: Downtown Toronto
Duration: 18 months
 
Job Description:
The Intermediate Accounting Analyst is accountable to analyze and report on the financial performance and condition of the business / function to support the month-end, quarter-end and year-end close process including regulatory and external reports and attestation to the validity of the results.
The Intermediate Accounting Analyst will provide value added ideas, advice and recommendations on financial governance and regulatory matters including future procedures to support decision making within the business / function they support.
 
Must Have Skills:
• 5+ yrs experience in a Finance function in financial services
• Completed an accounting designation e.g. CA, CGA, CMA (or enrolled in designation program)
• Knowledge/familiarity required of accounting principles and methods (GAAP/IFRS)
• Familiarity with structured and unstructured data sets and building financial models
• Possess knowledge of design and analysis methodologies to work in an agile environment
 
Job Responsibilities:

Financial Analysis & Reporting Delivery
• Provide ongoing, timely and accurate analysis of monthly financial results to support month-end and quarter-end close processes for Wealth Management, Private Wealth.
• Provide and document monthly the performance of various lines of business / function for financial information packages.
• Prepare/support preparation of monthly reporting packages and Financial Statements, (including tax payments and reconciliations where necessary), in accordance with IFRS, or similar financial frameworks and within the agreed upon timelines, reviewing all information against budget and back-ups to check for reasonableness, escalating any areas of concern and making amendments, if necessary.
 
Client & Relationship Management
• Participate on projects and act as a subject matter exert to ensure financial information is reported completely and accurately.
• Build strong relationships and provide value add advice to LOB Finance to ensure financial results are well understood and business results optimized.
 
Business Support
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with LOB and other areas within the bank
• Provide support and advice to business units to ensure goals and strategies are understood to drive performance management reporting
 
Risk Management, Control, and Financial Governance
• Provide attestation to the validity of financial results and highlight significant information including variances, trends, opportunities and exposures to their Manager.
• Prepare journal entries for month-end close
• Provide information and support the process for internal (Corporate and SOX) and external audits ensuring that requests are managed effectively and efficiently.
• Complete/support the completion of all regulatory and external reporting requirements ensuring accuracy and timeliness of information.
 
Change & Innovation
• Optimize the use of new technology and information systems updates to improve processes and system efficiencies
• Support the operationalization of business/function change initiatives to ensure optimal effectiveness and efficiency from a finance perspective.
• Collaborate with finance colleagues to support changes within the finance team