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Senior Accountant, Investments-Term

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Montreal, Quebec, CA, H4P-2J4 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8

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. You may live and work anywhere that Wawanesa operates in Canada. 

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 Senior Accountant, Investments-Term is responsible for preparing financial, regulatory, and budgetary reporting for the investments of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.  


Note: Term is expected to be 12 months in length


Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares the annual investment budget and required monthly and quarterly variance analysis.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly journal entries and reconciliations required for investment consolidation and hedge accounting.
  • Assists the preparation of monthly and quarterly journal entries and reconciliations required for investment accounting of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Prepares external investment financial reporting including:
    • Quarterly and annual investment and financial risk financial statement notes
    • Investment regulatory capital reporting
    • Investment reporting to rating agencies
    • Investment tax reporting
  • Prepares internal investment financial reporting.
  • Assists the fixed income investment back office function as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary degree and professional accounting designation (CPA or equivalent).
  • Completion of one or more levels of the CFA Charter or interest in pursuing the CFA charter are assets.
  • Takes clear ownership and becomes an expert in a certain subject area or areas, educating others in areas he/she is especially knowledgeable.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality work within tight timelines.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel.
  • Effective team player.
  • Experience with investment accounting or investment operations are assets.
  • Previous experience in a financial reporting, investment accounting, hedge accounting, investment operations, knowledge of IFRS 9, are assets.

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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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