Are you eager to gain some experience in the financial services industry? Do you have excellent finance/accounting skills? If so we have the role for you!We are currently looking for individuals to join our client, one of Canada's largest insurance and financial services companies, as an Accounting Director.This position is working a hybrid remote 3 days in the office and 2 days remote for candidates in Toronto.Open to work from home for candidates in Montreal.Advantages- Work for one of Canada's largest insurance and financial services companies- Work with a friendly and easy-going team- Work location is open to Toronto or Montreal- Hybrid remote work/open to work from home for Montreal candidates- Working days : Monday - Friday- Shift timings: 9:00am-5:00pm- 12-month contract- Pay Rate: $70/hr- Training provided- June 6th, 2022 start dateWorkers placed through Randstad are eligible for preferred rates on health, dental, and life insurance. This Value-add program will provide a wide range of options to suit your needs.ResponsibilitiesAs an Accounting Director, your responsibilities will be:●Participating in GO Initiative which includes UAT (incl Defect and Day 2) testing, parallel, cut-over and clean up work.●Ensuring accounting treatment for securities are in line with regulatory requirements across multiple accounting bases (e.g. IFRS, USGAAP, Statutory, and Tax).●Accounting results for the month end, quarter end, and year end close processes.●Focusing, oversight of key reconciliations between Maximis/SCD and INFOR and analytics.●Assisting with day-to-day operational type functions related to cash/suspense, securities transfers, corporate actions, impairments, CTA process and other general inquiries.●Collaborating 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.●Working 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.●Performing detailed user acceptance testing for system enhancements and ensure any exceptions are properly reported and resolved within a timely manner.●Demonstrating controls and maintain properly documented policies and procedures. Qualifications●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.SummaryIf you are interested in the Accounting Director, please apply online at www.randstad.ca.Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.