Director, Business Planning and Analysis

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Job ID : 6785
Category : Personal Insurance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada
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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

What can you expect in this role?

Reporting to the AVP, PI Operational Planning & Analysis, the Director, PI Operational Planning & Analysis is responsible for providing key internal stakeholders with value-added, business performance insights and financial analysis to assist in their decision-making process for managing the day-to-day and long-term business needs of the Personal Insurance business lines.   

The analytical support provided by this role enables Senior Leaders within Personal Insurance to understand the impact of their decisions.  Articulating and effectively communicating business performance insights and impacts to the business in written and presentation format is a critical part of the role.   This role is responsible for identifying any potential problems or risk areas as well as opportunities that business stakeholder may need to be aware of and act on.  

More specifically, this role is responsible for

  • Co-ordinating and preparing materials and presentations for external reporting (investors, analysts, reinsurance partners)
  • Oversee monthly/quarterly reporting of actuals to plan/forecast and operational data. 
  • Co-ordinating with cross functional teams to prepare timely and accurate divisional business performance reporting for both internal (Board of Directors, senior management) and external (investors, regulators, and auditors) stakeholders. 
  • Consulting with the business stakeholders and cross divisional leaders to provide specialized financial expertise and insight to help support decisions from senior management team
  • Support planning and monitoring of expense optimization opportunities 
  • Support and review business cases for operational and strategic initiatives 
  • Lead and/or direct strategic and ad-hoc projects
  • Preparing ad-hoc analysis and reports on a timely manner to all queries from stakeholders, as required 

What do you bring to the role?

  • University degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related program
  • Recognized accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA)
  • 10+ years of relevant, full-time experience financial management reporting and business performance analysis
  • Knowledge and experience with P&C insurance would be an asset
  • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint knowledge is required. VBA skills would be an asset
  • Proven record of analytical expertise and excellent attention to detail
  • Superior written and verbal communication/presentation skills and ability to interact with senior executives and other cross divisional leaders in the organization
  • An ability to make to make well-informed, effective, and timely decisions
  • Ability to work in a team or independently with moderate supervision                    
  • Self-motivated and consistently demonstrates an ability to take initiative on any issue

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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