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Manager, Corporate Reporting

Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-1A8 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices 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, advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

The Manager, Corporate Reporting is responsible for the preparation of IFRS compliant financial statements, regulatory and other external reporting.  The Manager, Corporate Reporting is responsible to lead and oversee the preparation of all corporate, commodity tax and policyholder tax reporting.  The Manager, Corporate Reporting is responsible for developing and implementing accounting policies, systems and procedures, including the review of internal controls and compliance activities as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides oversight and reviews all reporting including IFRS compliant financial statements, regulatory, external, and budgets.
  • Provides oversight on the individual and group accounting functions.
  • Provides oversight on the treasury function.
  • Reviews corporate tax, commodity tax and policyholder tax reporting.
  • Stay abreast of insurance industry, regulatory and company changes and trends, conducts research on complex accounting and tax issues and provides direction to Finance staff and other operating departments as required.
  • Implements accounting policies, systems and procedures.
  • Performs ongoing review of internal controls and participates in various compliance activities.
  • Oversee, coach and provide financial leadership to staff to ensure work environment is respectful, challenging and rewarding, and employees are maximized to their full potential while contributing to the achievement of Wawanesa's goals.
  • Contribute to initiatives and be receptive to both employee resistance and acceptance, so that genuine understanding and commitment can occur.
  • Identifies opportunities and implements plans to achieve greater efficiencies and savings.
  • Coordinates the annual audit of the Company’s financial statements with the external audit team.
  • Participates in business recovery functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

  • Post-secondary degree and professional accounting designation (CPA or equivalent).
  • Minimum 5 years of post-qualifying accounting experience; public accounting experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Competent knowledge of IFRS accounting standards, and proficient in the use of MS Office software.
  • Ability to research accounting standards and apply practical solutions to accounting issues.
  • Effective team player who possesses strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Assigns tasks according to the abilities of each team member through clear instruction, support and coaching.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to deliver messages in a persuasive and clear manner, paraphrase to ensure understanding and be able to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to make decisions through analysis and consideration of available information, and in the absence of information, when required.
  • Identify and review potential impacts of a decision (short and long-term impacts).
  • Ability to develop effective plans that clearly define activities and consider resources, timelines and cost estimates.
  • Previous experience in a financial reporting related role or insurance experience considered an asset.

 

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 employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.


If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.


Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.