Professional Consulting - Toronto

Our Client in the Banking and Finance Industry is seeking a Manager – Corporate NIX for their Downtown Toronto office. This is a 3-6 months contract to start, possible extension OR Permanency
 
GROUP/PROJECT INFO:
The Manager, Finance provides subject matter expertise 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 role is accountable to collaborate with others internally and externally (e.g. LOB Finance end-users, departments in the Chief Accountant’s Group, Corporate Treasury, Capital Markets Finance and Technology & Operations) to resolve issues that cut across functional lines and provide solutions ensuring timely, accurate, efficient and effective service delivery.  This includes reviewing and/or personally performing some service delivery, processing activities that are highly complex in nature. 
The role ensures proper processes are in place to effectively execute activities in line with accounting and regulatory, enterprise, and Finance standards as well as the Bank’s governance policies.  The Manager, Finance will liaise with all levels of management in various areas of the bank.

CULTURE: 
professional group of accountants
open office concept
EVP (Employee Value proposition):
Working for a large financial corporation, Possible FTE Great exposure to move within the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
Relationship Management
• Maintain strong relationships with the Managers and Sr. Managers in Finance (i.e., CAG, Groups, and Corporate), T&O and LOBs to manage and execute the reporting/accounting needs in support of their objectives.
• Understand clients’ immediate reporting needs and assist the LOBs and Groups, when called upon, in the development of strategies they can implement to achieve their goals.
• When called upon, work in partnership with LOB and other corporate service areas to assist in optimal structuring and execution of new initiatives and strategies from an accounting, risk and regulatory perspective. Ensure that structures comply with accounting and regulatory rules and guidelines.
• Liaise with internal auditors, external auditors and regulators to provide necessary information on arising issues and ensure queries are responded to.
• Provide advice and technical expertise, within the scope of assigned tasks, to colleagues, partners/clients, and enterprise initiatives, as required.
• Manage and control possible client issues and conflicts to ensure resolution or escalate as necessary.
Functional Expertise, Advisory & Innovation
• Accountable for month/quarter end and ad hoc reporting as required
• Execute and coordinate formal segregation of duties between preparation and review of highly complex reporting and month end activities.  Includes personally reviewing and/or approving certain items as required.
• Oversee and approve input, analysis, and recommendations for the continuous improvement of processes and procedures with the scope of the work team and participate in the planning and implementation of projects.   
Continuous Improvement and Change Management
o Recommend and implement continuous improvement and change initiatives on an ongoing basis to operational methods and workflows within the Group Controllership team. 
o Foster an environment of continuous improvement of controllership processes and procedures and encourage all employees on the team to identify process improvements/new ideas and adopt best practices.
Risk Management  & Control
• Recommend and develop standards and processes to ensure consistency in financial entries and reporting where possible.
• Be knowledgeable of changing requirements for accounting/regulatory/ risk and manage the changes into the groups and into work processes.
• Monitor, review and report on the operation and effectiveness of accounting controls.
• Maintain a current knowledge of accounting, regulatory requirements and escalate the potential reporting/accounting/operational impacts and associated accounting issues
• Provide support to internal audits, external audits, and regulatory audits by ensuring documentation and information is provided or queries are responded to by the appropriate staff in a timely manner.

TOP SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
• Designated Accountant (CPA)
• 5 plus years of Finance functions
o Strong Excel – manipulating data

NICE TO HAVE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
• Experience in a financial services
• Coming from a large organization (understanding regulations)

SOFT SKILLS:
• Presentation
• oral and written English
• Organised
• Multitask
• Quick learner

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:  
• Designated Accountant (CPA)

 
To Apply, Please send yourresume to: a.ravi@maxsys.ca

Position Type Contract
Application Deadline January 31, 2019
Experience Required 3 years
Job Duration 3 months
Education Required Bachelors