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Manager, Finance

Job ID : 6170
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.


Reporting to the AVP, Financial Reporting, this position is a key member of the finance team and is responsible for leading regulatory reporting requirements, Pension Plan financial statements and consolidating journal entries. This role provides opportunity to develop cross functional collaboration between accounting, financial planning, tax and actuarial finance teams as well exposure to regulatory bodies including Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) and Statistics Canada. In this role you will lead a team of financial analysts to meet the various reporting requirements and drive process efficiencies.

Leading and mentoring the team, attention to detail and drive to bring progressive changes in a high paced environment will be key to your success in this role. A passion to support financial system improvements will provide an added advantage to the right candidate.

What can you expect in this role?

  • Lead the team to deliver regulatory reporting requirements from OSFI and Statistics Canada, ensuring accuracy and compliance
  • Co-ordinate with cross functional business units to gather information on a timely basis
  • Joint leadership in the month-end close process by providing analytical support and review of journal entries
  • Lead the preparation of Pension Plan Financial Statements
  • Lead external and internal audit requirements for the department
  • Responsible for ensuring controls for regulatory reporting and accounting are in place and effective
  • Identify and lead process improvement initiatives within the team through automation or simplification of back-end processes
  • Drive key projects and strategic initiatives forward by providing thought leadership, and also be ready to deep dive on issues as needed
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team of finance professionals

What do you bring to this role?

  • A CPA accounting designation and 2+ years at managerial level
  • Understanding of International Financial reporting standards
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and lead a team of finance professionals
  • Strong working knowledge of excel and proven experience in process improvement
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines

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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