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Senior Financial Analyst

Date: May 8, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-1A8 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Wawanesa, MB, CA, R0K-2G0 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5

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 Senior Financial Analyst will be a key member of the IFRS 17 Program team. Working closely with the program information systems team and other cross-functional stakeholders, this role will drive readiness of the system solution and financial reporting processes for reporting under IFRS 17.


Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct accounting research and analysis related to the Company's conversion to IFRS 17 - Insurance Contracts and IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments.
  • Lead requirements definition related to data modifications, reporting requirements, and analytical information needs.
  • Prepare, document, and execute system testing. Identify defects and support solutioning, where appropriate, and ensure resolution.
  • Develop process documentation relating to technology and process change initiatives to support transition to business within the stakeholder group.
  • Support periodic program deliverables to the external bodies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Professional accounting designation; previous insurance industry experience would be considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of IFRS accounting standards; knowledge of IFRS 17 is an asset.
  • Ability to research accounting standards and apply practical solutions to accounting issues.
  • Working knowledge of systems implementation process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at the right level of complexity for the audience.
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills with the ability to collect, analyze and identify issues in information, data, and process.
  • Highly proficient time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize concurrent responsibilities in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Proficient with MS Office software. 
  • Takes clear ownership and becomes an expert in assigned subject area, educating others as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, participate and work directly with cross-functional teams.
  • Highly adaptable and willing to challenge the norm to benefit long term organizational growth.
  • Commitment to continuous learning on emerging trends and relevant accounting guidance.



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.