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Analyst Co-op - Enterprise Risk and Compliance

Job ID : 5837
Category : Corporate Actuarial & Risk
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
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? 

Support the ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting) validation program including technology risk and control testing for business and technology controls to assess, validate and report on the design and effectiveness of key internal controls.  Capture evidence of control design and operating effectiveness.  Opportunity to support ad-hoc risk projects as required. 

About the role:

  • Support the ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting) validation program for technology and business processes controls including: 

  • Assist in planning and scoping activities 

  • Facilitate collaboration with client engagement team prior to commencement of work 

  • Participate in Walkthroughs and testing the design of key controls 

  • Testing and documentation of the operating effectiveness of key controls 

  • Support in reporting of deficiencies noted in testing. 

  • Opportunity to support ad-hoc risk projects as required. 


What do you bring to the role? 

  • Working toward a business, accounting or computing science degree with interest in risks and controls. 

  • Self-driven, able to move tasks & projects forward independently and with personal accountability 

  • Team player and excellent collaborator, able to both lead & participate functional discussions 

  • Adaptive and Agile, able to rapidly pivot your efforts between multiple priorities as business needs change  

  • A high degree of personal ethics, integrity, and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard confidential information 


Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.  

We offer:   

  • Meaningful work  

  • Hybrid flexibility to work partially in office 

  • Three national employee resource groups focused on inclusion and the experience of immigrants to Canada, the LGBTQ+ community, and women in leadership 


Work Location: the position will either be a hybrid (1-3 days in office) or fully remote. These positions are spread across our different locations including Kitchener/Waterloo, Mississauga and Toronto 


How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and 1 letter of reference in one document  

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.

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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