senior financial analyst - securities accounting, Toronto

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toronto, ontario
finance and accounting
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randstad canada
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Are you a finance and accounting professional with previous experience in the investment or insurance industry? Do you have experience handling the accounting for securities transactions, and in-depth knowledge of investment regulations and legislation? Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your skills? If so we have an excellent opportunity for you!

We are currently looking for a Senior Financial Analyst - Securities Accounting to support our client, one of Canada's leading insurance firms, in their downtown Toronto office (though you will be working remotely until further notice). In this role you will work full time hours on a 12 month assignment and earn a pay rate competitive within the industry. As a Senior Accounting Analyst your main responsibility will be to ensure the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of accounting transactions in the SS&C MAXIMIS / SimCrop Dimensions system (the administration and accounting book of record for securities). Additional duties will include but not be limited to the following:


• 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 detail 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.

• Gain experience working for a leading Canadian insurance company
• Work full time hours on a 12 month assignment
• Earn a pay rate competitive within the industry
• Downtown Toronto, ON location (Work From Home until further notice)

• Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting or finance.
• Attained or actively pursuing a professional accounting designation (CPA/CA/CMA/CGA)
• 4+ 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.


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Randstad Professionals Canada
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