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Director, Finance Dealer Services

iA Financial Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 13, 2021.

Job category: Business Administration, Finance and Accounting iA Financial Group is the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada and offers a wide range of products for all stages of life and to meet the needs of clients across its vast sales network.

Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group’s stability and solidity make it an employer of choice that invests in its employees and their development over the long term.

With operations across Canada and in the United States, iA Financial Group and its over 5,000 employees work hard every day to offer the best service to over four million clients.

Description Duties & Responsibilities As the Director, Finance for the Dealer Services division, you will be responsible for all accounting activities and for the preparation of financial reports.

You will be in charge of the integration of the new IFRS 17 standards and the transition of processes.

You will be part of the financial reporting value chain for the iA group and you will have to mobilize your team to achieve its objectives.

You will also support the division in the integration of new business opportunities.

Your role as Director will be to ensure the planning, organization, coordination, risk management and continuous improvement of the processes under your team’s responsibility.

In more detail, as Director, finance for Dealer Services you will: Supervise and structure the activities relating to: Accounting: Subsidiaries (iAPG and SMI) and line of business (Creditor-SAL); Budgets: Analyzing preparing and reporting to executives; Managing cash flows and intercompany transactions Prepare all financial reports, quarterly financial statements including balance sheets, P&L’s and cash flow and reports for the audit committee and the board of directors.

Monitor effectiveness of internal controls related to the operational reporting function to ensure compliance with IFRS and Regulation 52-109.

Ensure the continuous improvement of Controls and contribute to problem solving for complex reconciliations.

Contribute to the development and maintenance of efficient processes for monthly reconciliations.

Ensure the liaison with the other subsidiaries of dealer services (National Warranties, Lubrico and WGI) and provide guidance on accounting matters.

Ensure coordination of activities with the corporate sectors and put in place the requirements, more particularly when new accountings and regulations.

Participate and provide guidance for new business modelling and new partnerships.

Manage and support the audit activities with external auditors, regulators and tax authorities.

Manage accounting processes, procedures, instructions and standards, put in place internal control activities and operational risk management.

Manage the accounting team : resource allocation, recruiting, performance reviews, recommendation for salary increases, promotions and transfers.

Ensure development of technical and business skills for the team.

Position Requirements Education
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or in a relevant discipline
•Hold a recognized professional accounting designation Experience
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years in team management
•Experience in continuous improvement (an asset).

• Knowledge of the financial services field (an asset)
•Ability to plan, structure and measure the actions taken
•Analytical and problem-solving thinking
•Ability to establish lasting professional relationships
•Strong ability to prioritize activities and excellent time management and organizational skills
•Highly developed facilitation and negotiation skills, including an ability to foster strong relationships with and manage internal and external clients
•Experience and proven track record relating to process development and implementation
•Proficiency in advanced levels with MS Suite of products
•Sound knowledge of the financial services industry, including IFRS and bill 52-109 controls
•Being bilingual (English/French) is an important asset Working at iA Financial Group We consider our employees to be our most important investment and we have a lot to offer them.

Find out more about iA.

iA Financial Group is committed to having an equal access employment program and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and disabled persons.

Any use of the masculine form is to simplify the text and includes the feminine form.

Also, we are committed to fostering a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion.

We can provide accommodation in our recruitment and selection processes to applicants with disabilities where required.

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