• Assistant Manager Accounting

    Job Location CA-ON-London
    Posted Date 3 days ago(12/7/2018 4:17 PM)
    Job ID
    London Life
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services, Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    Reporting to the Manager, Accounting, you will be the team leader of the Individual Customer Wealth Accounting Team, operating in a fast-paced environment with ties to both operations and financial reporting.  The successful candidate will lead a team of approximately seven Accounting Technicians who are responsible for suspense account monitoring, reconciliations, and financial transactions that support accurate financial reporting.  This role interacts with various departments within the organization and building and managing these relationships is key. 




    • Leading a team of approximately seven Accounting Technicians, providing technical guidance and support, managing workflow distribution, supporting growth and development through on-going coaching, feedback, and performance management
    • Ensuring the timely and accurate completion of all accounting reconciliations and financial transactions, including daily, monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting
    • Managing workloads to ensure all reporting deadlines are met in a timely and accurate manner
    • Ensuring all outstanding accounting is actively investigated for resolution
    • Overseeing bi-weekly accounting meetings with Administration teams
    • Researching and resolving accounting issues and inquiries
    • Continuous improvement of processes and procedures
    • Liaising with internal and external auditors to fulfill informational and procedural requests
    • Ensuring adherence to Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting and regulatory bodies
    • Participating in projects to provide expertise on accounting requirements and related interfaces

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Post-secondary education, preferably in a finance/accounting related field
    • An accounting designation and/or accounting experience is preferred
    • Strong critical thinking skills, problem-solving and decision-making ability
    • Leadership experience is preferred
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Self starter, team-oriented, and able to work with limited direction
    • Professional and approachable with an emphasis on collaborative working relationships
    • Knowledge of accounting systems (SAP, Prolific)
    • Knowledge of Individual Customer business and systems
    • Knowledge of the Individual Customer product shelf would be an asset
    • Strong knowledge of Excel; VBA programming for Excel is an asset



    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.



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