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Sr Analyst, Financial

Job ID : 5960
Category : Finance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada

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Definity includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, we’ve grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Starting in September, Definity employees move to a hybrid work model so we can collaborate, build mentoring relationships, and solve complex or cross-functional business opportunities together. Our teams work in whichever environment best supports what they're working on and who they're working with. We're actively reinventing our offices as welcoming workspaces that optimize collaboration and empower leaders to use our space to strengthen team dynamics. Our tools and processes seamlessly connect employees from multiple locations, and our culture encourages respectful engagement and flexibility. Leaders work with their teams to determine the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their team, cross-functional engagement, responsibilities and timelines, plus those of our customers, our broker partners, and the company culture.

Senior Financial Analyst

What can you expect in this role?

  • Participate in the month end close process, including the preparation of journal entries and reconciliations
  • Work with other business units to obtain financial information to support month end accruals
  • Support external audits, prepare variance analysis, and provide audit support as required
  • Support the development of junior level analysts, act as a mentor for CPA students
  • Be a key member of the Finance Modernization journey, helping to automate current systems and processes
  • Assist the Finance Team or business partners with ad-hoc requests and projects as they arise
  • Understand Finance customers’ requirements, assisting with the identification of the correct source of data, extracting the data and structuring it in a meaningful way
  • Identification of any potential problems or risk areas as well as opportunities that Finance customers may need to be aware of and act on

What do you bring to the role?

  • A CPA accounting designation or in the final stages of a CPA accounting designation
  • At lease 3-4 years relevant work experience required
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Strong working knowledge of excel
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including credit & criminal checks)

 

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it:

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

 

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks

This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

 

 

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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