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Finance Consultant

April 8 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Corporate finance, Treasury, Management, Consulting
Toronto, ON

RSA is one of the world’s longest standing insurance groups, providing protection and peace of mind, for over 300 years, to more than nine million customers, worldwide.

Our people are ambitious, passionate and inquisitive, and driven by a need to deliver value and innovative solutions to our customers. We are proud of our organizational culture which encourages us to embrace each other’s strengths, and respect everyone’s ideas.

At RSA, our desire to be the best has created an exceptional company in which you can build and advance your career. RSA is proud to be ranked among Canada’s Top 100 employers in 2019 and 2020.

To join this award-winning team, and to learn more about us, visit our Careers page.

RSA, Johnson, CNS and Deeks are part of the RSA Group of Companies (“RSA”).

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Reporting, this individual will play a key role in the Controllership team, which is responsible for maintaining accurate and current expenses/accruals, provisions, pension obligations, accounting for special transactions and implementation of new accounting standards.

What you'll do in the role

  • Develop or recommend actions to raise standards and improve operational effectiveness and consistency through process, technology and/or people capability development
  • Oversee aspects of the monthly close process, including preparation of some key month-end journal entries and related reconciliations
  • Review journal entries and reconciliations performed by other team members
  • Ensure high quality and timely reporting and analysis to Senior Management/Executive team, Parent Company, and other stakeholders as required
  • Responsible for all aspects of Expense reporting such as tracking expenses against agreed plans, KPIs and targets on a monthly basis highlighting and investigating variances and ensuring they are appropriately addressed
  • Work with various business partners to provide insightful and timely information
  • Lead and/or contribute to a variety of ad hoc and special initiatives that are assigned within the Controllership team
  • When new accounting standards are issued, assist in the technical research, analysis, and impact assessment, and work with the Manager, Accounting to implement the applicable standards across the organization.
  • Provide expert advice to Finance and/or Business colleagues on financial matters proactively and in response to requests or situations as they arise
  • Liaise with external auditors and ensure that any regulatory or audit issues are promptly and appropriately resolved
  • Support Financial Control Framework (FCF) process by reviewing key control documents to ensure that controls are functioning properly and updated

What you'll need

  • 3+ years of experience in a finance/accounting/auditing/financial reporting role
  • University Undergraduate Degree
  • CPA professional designation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of IFRS accounting standards
  • Advanced skills in Excel
  • Exceptional communication (verbal & written), influencing and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead and manage change
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting processes
  • Able to quickly learn and embrace new technology/systems
  • Demonstrated success as a solid team player and comfortable contributing within a team of peers
  • Ability to multi-task in a face pace environment against challenging timelines and workload pressures
  • Experience in researching, assessing, and implementing accounting policies
  • Provides coaching and mentoring for new and less experienced staff

What you'll receive

  • A market-leading, comprehensive Total Rewards Program which includes competitive compensation and bonus, flexible benefits, and pension plan.
  • Best-in-class vacation policy that includes paid volunteer, parental leave top-up programs and personal leave days.
  • Strong learning culture with a focus on overall development, internal mobility and career advancement.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • A culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion, with a strong focus on community and corporate social responsibility.

Temporary / Fixed Term Hires:

  • Competitive salary
  • Strong learning culture
  • Diverse, award-winning culture with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility

At RSA, our purpose is to Make Life Better Together and that starts with our people. We work side by side with driving energy and determination to get better every day, through industry leading thinking, and by listening to and respecting all perspectives. This is how our leaders and our people make an impact. We are forward looking, so we can adapt, evolve and improve, ultimately achieving our better, together. We are committed to creating an environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. Our people managers and leaders successfully manage flexible work arrangements for their teams to ensure they are optimal for both the individual, and the business.

At RSA Canada, we are committed to creating a workplace where our employees thrive; where everybody counts and everyone is heard. Where you can be your whole self at work – wherever that is – everyday. To celebrate differences, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because we believe having a diverse workforce which embraces different perspectives makes RSA Canada a more vibrant and creative place to work.

RSA is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodation for individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you need assistance, please email AODA@RSAGROUP.CA. To learn more, visit our Accessibility page.

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