Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Development

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Job ID : 6004
Category : Finance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada

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Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Development


What can you expect in this role?

  • Have the unique opportunity to support the activities of the Corporate Development function, with some exposure to our Investor Relations, Capital Management, Treasury and Reinsurance initiatives
  • Support and deliver on Definity’s inorganic growth and broker investments strategy
  • Work closely with executive leadership, operations, corporate finance, and other functional teams

Corporate Development

  • Play an important role in identifying and assessing potential acquisition targets, as well as other corporate initiatives, for strategic fit and value generation
  • Lead the preparation of financial analysis, including building complex models, assessment of synergies / dis-synergies, valuation analysis, and accretion / dilution
  • Assist in the execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions, including but not limited to deal sourcing, due diligence, executive and regulatory approval, transaction documentation, and integration support
  • Monitor activity in the Canadian P&C industry, including development and maintenance of industry benchmarking databases and presentations
  • Credit analysis, covenant monitoring, and other recurring reporting duties required for new and existing broker investments
  • Provide support as required on other corporate strategic initiatives
  • Provide ad hoc assistance to our investor relations, capital management, treasury, and reinsurance teams as required

What do you bring to the role?

  • Completed university degree, preferably within actuarial science, accounting, business or finance, with high proven achievement
  • Enrolled in CPA / CFA / CBV designation or completed one of the designations
  • 2-4 years work experience (including co-op or internships), in an accounting or finance-related role, preferably with experience in the areas of corporate development, investor relations, financial statement analysis and budgeting/forecasting
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting practices and an ability to analyze and understand the implications of business activities on the financial statements
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and investigate problems, identify issues, and propose solutions
  • Interest and/or prior experience in financial services industries in general, and insurance specifically, would be an asset
  • Strong excel and modelling skills, with excellent attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Ability to produce clear reports and presentations, including strong working knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg and/or S&P CapIQ
  • Ability to operate with a flexible work schedule, given transactional nature of role
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization, including C-level executives

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.


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