Sr Analyst, Financial, Financial Reporting

Job ID : 7484
Category : Finance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada
Posting Range : $59,400 - $118,100

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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 Manager, Financial Reporting, the Senior Financial Analyst (“SFA”) is responsible for supporting the preparation of financial reporting materials, and providing Finance customers with value-added information and analysis to assist in their decision-making process. The SFA will be a key contributor in delivering accurate financial results, including:

  • Supporting the preparation of external financial reporting materials, including quarterly and annual financial statements, MD&A, financial news releases, and monthly management commentary
  • Preparing journal entries and reconciliations, including the accounting for our investment portfolio. while adhering to month end deadlines 
  • Supporting investor relations with financial information and analysis
  • Preparing schedules and analyses to support external reporting disclosures
  • Self-review work performed for reasonability, completeness and accuracy; conduct variance analysis to identify and understand key trends 
  • Supporting external audits by providing interim and year-end documentation, respond to audit inquiries, and conduct process walk throughs
  • Research and analyze accounting policies and standards under IFRS
  • Work to continuously enhance current processes and reports in terms of accuracy and efficiency

What do you bring to this role?

  • Completed university degree, preferably in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance
  • CPA designation, or working towards a CPA designation
  • 3-5 years of relevant Finance experience
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Self-starter who can identify opportunities for improvement and execute on them
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet firm deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyze accounting policies and standards, with specific knowledge and experience with IFRS considered an asset
  • Ability to analyze and understand the implications of business activities on the financial statements

Salary range is $59,400 - $118,100.

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • 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

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

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 background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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