Financial Analyst, Performance Measurement

Job ID : 6930
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.

Definity offers 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. Leaders partner with their teams to find the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their teams, colleagues, brokers and customers, while ensuring collaboration, teamwork and accountability for goals.

Reporting to the Manager, Performance Measurement, the Financial Analyst will provide financial planning and analysis support for our Personal and Commercial insurance lines of business.  This financial reporting focused role provides opportunity to see the full financial picture of the company, partner cross functionally with other areas of the business, and leverage new technology to enhance our reporting and analysis capabilities.  This role is also eligible for admission to Definity’s CPA pre-approved program, allowing the CPA candidate to acquire practical work experience and/or financial support as they work toward achieving their designation.

What can you expect in this role?

  • Provide financial planning and analysis support for the Personal and Commercial lines of business, including assisting with monthly reporting and financial close processes. 
  • Prepare timely, accurate, and complete financial and non-financial information, analysis, and reporting for internal (i.e. board, executives, and business units) and external (i.e. regulators and auditors) stakeholders
  • A chance to work with the new Oracle EPM Cloud suite, leveraging our recent investments in technology to enhance our reporting and analysis capabilities

What do you bring to the role?

  • University degree in Accounting or Business or related program
  • A CPA designation or enrolment in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP)
  • 1-3 years of relevant Finance experience
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  Knowledge of VBA considered an asset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong analytical skills, ability to self-review work, and ability to manage competing deliverables
  • Prior experience in management reporting and analysis considered an asset
  • Knowledge and experience with insurance industry accounting considered an asset
  • Experience with Oracle Hyperion planning, Oracle Essbase reporting tools considered an asset

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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