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Specialist, Finance Master Data

Job ID : 6127
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.

What can you expect in this role?

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance Modernization and Continuous Improvement, this is key member of the finance team that collaborates with cross functional teams including as Enterprise Project Management office (EPMO), Technology Solutions (TS), Enterprise Change Enablement (ECE), Human Resources (HR), Data Governance (EDO), vendor partners and other business teams. This role will also encompass financial stewardship of master data for optimized business processes working with various finance teams and stakeholders.

Key focus will be working in collaboration with the Senior Implementation & Master Data Specialist on data archiving, retention, and conversation. You will also assist with performance metric reporting and tracking of objective & key results (OKR’s) to ensure alignment and results oriented delivery. You will use your financial, systems and master data experience with:

  • coordination of master data management through EDMCS in collaboration with financial stewards and adhering to data governance policies through the Enterprise Data Office (EDO),
  • coordination of the financial back-off operations and month-end cycle ensuring on-time delivery for financial and regulatory reporting deadlines,
  • perform data validations to understand root cause
  • month-end support for technical processes
  • product advocacy becoming a bridge between finance and support teams,
  • updating training documentation and SOP’s to train team members and end users,
  • providing guidance and input through the planning and execution of the Finance Modernization Program including participating in elaboration, build and test cycles,
  • providing support for master data archiving, retention, and conversion, and
  • assisting with key performance metric reporting, presentations and tracking of OKR’s

What do you bring to this role?

Team Oriented – On-time and results driven delivery is supported by teamwork and alignment underpinned by knowledge and servant leadership skills

Creative/Problem Solver – You can identify, quantify, recommend, and document pain points and all continuous improvement opportunities that will assist in achieving annual objectives. You will also demonstrate a keen ability to triage and manage month-end issues and coordinate activities toward a resolution.

Intuitive / Knowledge Driven – You will become a product advocate demonstrating super user knowledge of Oracle Cloud financial applications.

Detail Driven – Data is the lifeblood of any organization and your focus on master data analysis and management will propel refinement of strategies to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Communication Skills – Excellent verbal and writing skills to effectively articulate insights, ideas and opinions that involve analysis, interpretation, and assessment.

You demonstrate experience and knowledge of Oracle EBS, Oracle Cloud ERP, Microsoft Office, database processing, low code tools such MS Power Query & MS PowerPivot, Power BI and JIRA and Confluence. Knowledge of Collibra would be advantageous.


  • University Degree or college diploma in business, computer science, information systems, or a related discipline
  • Experience in ERP systems and implementation of ERP systems would be advantageous
  • Data and financial accounting and reporting experience
  • Master data cleansing and coordination experience
  • Strong communication to effectively communicate and lead workshops across functional teams to both business and technology teams
  • Experience in the insurance industry is an asset, but not required


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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