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Senior Project Financial Analyst

Date: May 3, 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. 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 Project Financial Analyst, within the Financial Projects team, will contribute to technology and process change project initiatives. Working closely with Information Systems and other cross-functional stakeholders, this role will ensure the appropriate representation of finance and control function through technology enhancements and other modernization initiatives.


Job Responsibilities

  • Lead Finance activities within assigned projects to develop and maintain financial & policy systems, reporting needs and effective business process.
  • Participate in evaluating feasibility of initiatives, assessing risks and trade-offs, and making informed and timely decisions.
  • Assist in improving and simplifying work methods related to assigned initiatives by analyzing needs and recommending best practices.
  • Support requirements gathering and creation of test plans in collaboration with Finance stakeholders.
  • Perform analysis and lead problem solving on assigned projects.
  • Prepare, document and execute user acceptance testing by analyzing, documenting and managing problems encountered during testing. Propose solutions, where appropriate, and ensure the resolution of identified issues.
  • Develop process documentation relating to technology or process change initiatives; ensuring appropriate roll-out within the stakeholder group.
  • Research and resolve inquiries from operational stakeholders.
  • Support the internal control process, ensuring appropriate design and effectiveness of controls. 
  • Other duties as assigned.





  • CPA designation or equivalent accounting education preferred with diverse experience in areas such as systems implementations, evaluation of internal controls, process design, and continuous improvement; previous insurance industry or financial services experience would be an asset.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of previous applicable experience with a demonstrated ability to lead, participate and work directly with cross-functional teams and individuals.
  • An aptitude to learning and understanding financial system landscapes, dealing with multiple platforms and improving processes. 
  • Takes clear ownership and becomes an expert in assigned subject area, educating others as necessary.
  • Maintain effective operational relationships; demonstrating effective communication by expressing ideas clearly and asking probing questions to ensure understanding.
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills with the ability to collect, analyze and identify issues in information and data.
  • Proficient with MS Office software.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, supporting team goals and objectives. 
  • Ability to plan and organize work effectively and manage changing workloads.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure high product quality.
  • 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. Knowledge of IFRS 17 is 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 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,

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

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