Financial Controls Analyst ( 12 Month Contract)

Waterloo, Ontario | Temporary

Job ID: 49971 Industry: Business Process


Financial Controls Analyst ( 12 Month Contract)

Work Site: Waterloo


Our client is a Canada- based financial services company and is one of Canada’s most prestigious companies to work for. They are currently seeking a Financial Controls Analyst for the duration of a 12-month contract.


Support the Director of Controllership Investment Finance Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) and other divisional internal control activities ensuring controls are designed, operating effectively, and adhering to company policies and standards. Supporting Investment Finance division Controls & ICFR (SOX) compliance efforts by: Working with process owners, external auditors and internal SOX testers to complete a successful assessment of internal controls. Partner with process owners to formulate action plans to address deficiencies identified Monitoring business process redesign arising from continuous improvement to ensure that controls are considered as part of those initiatives Perform periodic walkthroughs on a random basis, to ensure appropriate level of controls exist and operate effectively Management of annual testing schedule including roll forward testing (consolidated testing plan Deloitte {Cdn, US} & Fin Ctl team {Cdn & US}) Support resolution of audit & controls related issues raised by Deloitte, Internal audit and Cdn Financial Controls team. This would entail working with key process owner & stakeholders Accountable for Business Continuity process for Investment Finance, including the development of the annual business continuity plan ensuring Investment Finance is in compliance Manage status tracking for audit deliverables leveraging external auditor site & Financial Control SharePoint Manage evidence collection/cross referencing ensuring sample evidence is complete & accurate Ensuring Investment Finance reconciliations are completed in compliance with company standards by performing quarterly compliance testing Support Investment Finance financial monthly and quarterly close process (Income Statement & Balance Sheet) of the general ledger Accountable for Record Management policy for Investment Finance ensuring compliance with Corporate guideline

Skills required:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA/CFA), or working towards a designation
  • 3 - 5 years industry experience
  • Background in audit (internal or external), SOX testing
  • Proven experience in developing strong working relationships with business partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, adaptable to changing priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in financial reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and lead others
  • Highly motivated with the ability to consistently seek out improvements to current processes (continuously seeking to add value)
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and across multiple locations
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple accountabilities with minimal direction
  • Excellent knowledge of Lotus Notes, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management skills


  • Knowledge of investments and financial accounting
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Experience using Microsoft applications
  • Experience using Visio, SharePoint and Lotus Notes databases is a plus

Note: Periodic travel to Toronto and Wellesley location may be required

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