Accountant, Corporate Accounting (3-month contract)

CPP Investment Board - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $350 billion, CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $450 billion by 2025. CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPPIB attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe. Join our team and look forward to:

Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
Accelerated exposure and responsibility
Global career development opportunities
Being motivated every day by CPPIB’s important social purpose and unshakable principles
A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPPIB.

Job Description


Responsible for the accurate and timely processing of invoices in Oracle including related commodity taxes
Ensures that invoices have been approved in accordance with company policy
Reviews details of invoices for reasonableness and completeness of documentation as required
Ensures that General Ledger coding on invoices appears reasonable
Coordinates with third party service provider (accounting outsourcing) ensuring accurate processing of accounts payable and other corporate accounting functions for certain Canada Pension Plan Investment Board offices.
Inputs/uploads invoices, credit memos etc. in the accounting system for payment processing
Assists in EFT and wires processes; ensures electronic payments are processed promptly and properly; escalates issues when necessary
Responsible for the organization’s electronic Travel & Entertainment process; provides first-line of support to users
Ensures that expense reports have been approved in accordance with company policy (Business Management Authorities)
Ensures that expense reports have the appropriate backup; matches receipts against expense reports
Assists in booking month-end entries
Ensures that the invoices are processed accurately and paid on a timely basis
Ensures that cheques and remittances are sent out promptly
Monitors the accounts payable mailbox
Assists in answering vendor inquiries
Ensures that invoices and journal entries are attached with proper backup in Oracle system
Assists the Accounting Supervisor in Ad Hoc tasks (monthly reconciliations etc)
Performs other duties as assigned as the role evolves due to new processes, procedures and technology implementation

Process Improvement Opportunities

Proactively identifies opportunities for streamlining accounts payable processes and recommends solutions
Participates in the development and implementation of new procedures and controls to ensure compliance with company policies
Participates in documenting procedures and controls and ensures that documentation is up-to-date

Coordinated Services

Coordinates with other departments to achieve timely and accurate processing and payment of invoices
Coordinates with internal and external parties on accounts payable issues and processes


Bachelor degree in Business Administration or Commerce preferred
CPA designation or actively working towards would be an asset
Minimum of two (2) years accounting experience
Proficient in Excel, Outlook and Word.
Knowledge of Oracle or similar accounting software
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills
Excellent attention to detail and consistent high level of accuracy
Proven ability to work independently as well as with a team, under pressure and with time sensitive deadlines
Self motivated individual; flexible and adaptable; proactive; self-starter
Sound professional judgment, professionalism and integrity
Able to work in a high performance culture
Open to and comfortable with constantly evolving and changing priorities and new challenges
Highly adaptable to change

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At CPP Investment Board, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

CPP Investment Board does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investment Board to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered. CPP Investment Board will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.