Associate Director – Capital Markets Financial Control

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #3033

An exciting opportunity to join a Big 5 Bank in an innovative and diverse Capital Markets Financial Control team, which comprises of debt, equity, FX and commodities sales and trading businesses, and Central Funding Group which optimizes the cost and availability of funding for Capital Markets operation
As Associate Director you will be a key leader for a team of accounting professionals collaborating with various stakeholders from Trading, Operations, IT, Risk Management and other Finance functions to help redesign and implement the financial governance and control processes.

  • Build effective working relationships across businesses and stakeholders (e.g. Product Control, Performance Management, IT, Risk Management, Tax, Capital and Enterprise Finance Partners) striving to be a trusted business partner for finance-related issues
  • Develop an understanding of the results of your businesses and key drivers for accounting variances, aiming to provide value-added advice as the business transforms and adapts to accommodate changes in client needs and the economic environment
  • Manage control and governance over the financial position and performance of each business area and flawless execution of close processes:
    • Support the accurate and timely execution of the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close processes and attestations, ensuring timely production of financial and regulatory results and disclosures
    • Support and work with external auditors in their annual audit and audit-related requests including SOX
  • Continuous process improvement and system change are critical to your role. You will help to enable more time spent on value-added analytics and less time on manual process:
    • Work on initiatives to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of financial control processes, e.g. through designing controls and governance procedures with an appropriate risk-based lens; enhancing processes for better flows; automating manual processes or optimizing data strategies.
    • Collaborate with others to identify opportunities to understand flows on an end-to-end basis, leveraging the diverse expertise of different stakeholders to identify viable and actionable opportunities for improvement.
  • You will lead a small team, enabling high performance through active coaching and candid feedback, with an eye to longer term development of each team members’ skills and capabilities.
  • CPA, CA or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting under IFRS accounting standards and internal controls
  • Exposure to Capital Markets and understanding complex financial products including but not limited to Repos, Reverse Repos, Stock Loans etc
  • Excellent leadership, communication & interpersonal skills to manage a team and collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Curiosity to explore better ways of working whilst maintaining a strong governance mindset
  • Strong analytical skillset and acute attention to detail with the ability to meet multiple deliverables
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

To Apply:
Please apply with resume in Word format.
Those candidates legally eligible to work in Canada, need apply.
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