External Reporting Manager

The Co-operators - Burlington, ON (30+ days ago)

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This role operates in English.

The work location for this role is flexible to Burlington, ON or Guelph, ON.

This role will support the IFRS 17 Accounting Assessment and System Implementation team.

Our national Finance team aspires to create, enhance, and protect value for our organization and its stakeholders. Our knowledgeable team educates and influences the organization to make well-informed, risk-based decisions. We think innovatively and strategically to solve business problems and strive to move our business forward with practical, integrated processes and tools that ensure organizational success. The External Reporting Manager is a key member of the Corporate Finance Services team. Responsibilities include managing financial accounting and reporting for the following consolidated entities: CGIC, CLIC, CUMIS, Federated, CFSL and CGL. The External Reporting Manager will also manage the development of group-wide accounting policies, the accounting for acquisitions and divestitures and the analysis and resolution of complex accounting issues impacting the group of companies.

What you’re responsible for:

  • Manage all aspects of consolidated reporting for the following consolidated entities: CGIC, CLIC, CUMIS, Federated, CFSL and CGL.
  • Manage the preparation of quarterly financial statements, MD&A and earnings press release for CGIC consolidated.
  • Manage the annual financial statements and notes process, including the publishing of annual reports.
  • Manage the research, documentation, recommendation and implementation of accounting for acquisitions, divestitures and complex transactions.
  • Key contact for senior Group management (eg. CFO, VP Finance) on consolidated accounting issues.
  • Key contact for External Audit during quarterly review. Manage the preparation of all working papers for quarterly review.
  • Responsible for human resource management activities, including attracting, hiring, training, skill development, setting performance objectives and performance management. Coach and inspire staff to grow in their position and develop their talent and potential. Provide a positive and motivating environment for staff.

What to expect:

  • Extended work hours, including weekends, may be required during peak periods.

To be successful:

  • You build trusting relationships and provide feedback to enable the successful development of your team and colleagues.
  • You foster innovation and continuous improvement with a focus on client experience.
  • You facilitate the adoption of change and create a high-performance culture through alignment of your team’s work with organizational goals.
  • You successfully convey messages and demonstrate openness to exploring alternative points of view.
  • You use critical thinking to guide decision making and apply a strategic mindset to adjust business plans based on shifting priorities.

To join our team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, economics or similar discipline.
  • Must possess CPA, CA, or equivalent.
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the financial services industry with a minimum of three (3) years in a management capacity.
  • Experience with acquisitions, divestitures, non-controlling interests, consolidations.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead and manage change.

What we offer:

  • Training and development opportunities to grow your career with one of Canada’s Best Employers.
  • Flexible work options and paid time off to support your personal and family needs.
  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and a supportive workplace culture.
  • Paid volunteer days to give back to your community.
  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive salary, bonus, pension and benefits.

Job Type: Full-time