Manager, Global Accounting
City : Toronto
Category : Full-time
Industry : Finance
Employer : Sun Life Financial
You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.
This role, reporting to the Director, Consolidated Reporting, is a key contributor in the Corporate Finance team responsible for supporting Sun Life's global accounting and reporting functions.
The Manager will be accountable for managing monthly and quarterly financial close processes, preparation of consolidated and legal entity financial statements and reporting schedules, supervising day-to-day accounting functions and general ledger controls, performing analytical reviews on financial results, and lead projects, process improvement initiatives and ad-hoc business transactions as required.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, quick learner, results-driven individual looking to advance their career in accounting & finance, with a passion to lead and drive change to improve operational efficiency.
What will you do?
Manage accounting transactions for Corporate Accounting, including but not limited to external and internal financing transactions. Manage the global consolidation process for parent and subsidiaries in a multi-currency environment on monthly and quarterly basis
Manage account reconciliation process for Corporate functional units, and prepare quarterly stat reports for consolidated SLF in collaboration with other Business Groups.
Identify and implement process improvements initiatives in collaboration with cross-team stakeholders
Prepare external quarterly financial statements for consolidated SLF in accordance with IFRS
Prepare/review internal management deliverables, including variance analysis and ad-hoc reports/requests
Implement and execute appropriate SOX-compliant controls over ﬁnancial close and reporting processes
Participate in the accounting for complex transactions and understand associated implications on various financial reporting requirements and organizational performance
Assist with global accounting system implementations and collaborate with other financial reporting teams on special projects as required
Assist external auditors in the quarterly review/annual audit process
Actively coach and develop junior staff
What do you need to succeed?
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
Accounting designation CPA, CA, CMA or CGA or equivalent
4+ years of relevant experience in either public accounting or publicly-traded companies
Strong technical knowledge of financial accounting and financial reporting under IFRS
Experience with SAP S/4HANA (including Fiori and Analysis for Office) and Aptitude Accounting Hub is an advantage
Experience with Longview, Tableau or Workiva wDesk is an advantage
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; with a strong attention to detail while maintaining a "big picture" view in a complex environment
Ability to manage conﬂicts and competing priorities, with a strong ability to influence without authority to navigate a decentralized organization and drive change across functional groups to achieve desired outcomes
Ability to think outside the box to maximize utilization of technology (e.g. RPA) to eliminate, automate or otherwise streamline manual processes to drive operational excellence
Strong verbal and written communication skills to present results and recommendations to target audience in a clear and concise manner
Ability to manage changing priorities; excellent organization and project management skills
Self-starter, with a proven track record to lead projects and deliver tangible results
Ability to motivate and lead finance team members, fostering a culture of high performance and continuous improvement
What's in it for you?
20 vacation days per year
Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family
Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
The opportunity to move along a variety of career paths with amazing networking potential
Great Place to Work® Certified in Canada and the US.
Named 2021 “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor
Canada Award for Excellence for Mental Health at Work - 2021
Flexible hybrid work model
Work and professional development that is united by our Purpose: to help Clients and Employees achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives
A friendly, collaborative, and inclusive culture
The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.
Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.
We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range:74,100/74 100 - 120,800/120 800
Posting End Date:22/03/2023