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Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable

Date: May 21, 2022

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both; however, you must live near the work site/territory and able to travel by ground as much as necessary.

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview


The Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable provides leadership to the Accounts Payable Team ensuring all Company payments are made in an accurate, timely and professional manner. The Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable, is responsible for enforcing Company payment policies and procedures as well as ensuring that the accounts payable system is effectively managed. The incumbent will be a team player who builds relationships with related departments and works collaboratively on solutions that are streamlined while also being responsible to key controls that mitigate risk for the organization. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and direction to the Accounts Payable Department
  • Be familiar with industry best practice for Accounts Payable Department and apply this knowledge to optimize processes within the department
  • Ensures invoices are accurately accounted for and paid according to applicable terms
  • Provides professional service to branch and corporate offices
  • Acts as a main point of contact with vendors and employees regarding invoices and payments
  • Ensures the Accounts Payable system is reconciled to the general ledger
  • Provides training to the Accounts Payable Department
  • Assists with monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting activities as required
  • Fosters an environment to improve operating efficiencies and supports process improvement, modernization, and automation initiatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a senior role in accounts payable or a related field
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to influence and gain respect, credibility, and confidence from others. Proven ability to motivate and engage high performing diverse teams while managing change.
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills, with the ability to deal with fluctuation work volumes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to effectively convey ideas in a persuasive and eloquent manner 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze large amounts of information and data, and present analysis to others
  • Completion of post-secondary education, Specialization in Accounting/Finance would be an asset
  • Proficiency with PeopleSoft, and particular with PeopleSoft Accounts Payable module would be an asset 
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office suite of tools, and especially MS Excel

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,


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