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Senior Analyst, Internal Controls

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Job Type:
Full Time
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Business Analysis
Closing Date:
January 31, 2019

Why join us?

OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) is the defined benefit pension plan for approximately 461,000 active, deferred and retired employees from nearly 1,000 municipalities, school boards, libraries, police and fire departments, and other local agencies in communities across Ontario.

The benefits and services we provide are funded by equal contributions from active members and their employers, and the investment earnings of our Fund. Our $95 billion of net assets are invested in a diversified global portfolio of public investments, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. We have OMERS employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Europe and Australia. We work towards our vision to make OMERS a leading model for defined benefit pension plan sustainability. Our core mission is to deliver secure and sustainable pensions to our members.

As part of the Internal Controls team within the Pension Services Division, the Senior Analyst, Internal Controls is responsible for recommending internal controls and process improvements related to various Pension business processes.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

• Recommend internal controls and process improvements and assist in the design and implementation of new internal controls, where required.
• Oversight or execute key control activities such as pension overpayments, user access attestation process, compliance / incident reporting, pensioner verification and employer attestation programs.
• Conduct reviews of pension transactions by examining business processes / risks and recommending corrective actions if required.
• Create test plans and conduct or review controls testing as part of system implementation.
• Provide backup for functions as required.

To succeed in this role, you:

• University degree (Commerce, Accounting, business Administration)
• Professional designation (CPA/CA)
• Minimum of 3 years experience of documenting and evaluating business risks and controls ideally in the financial services industry.
• Knowledge of governance and controls frameworks including COBIT and COSO is an asset.
• Strong understanding of information system risks and IT general controls is an asset.
• Working knowledge of pension plan administration and governing legislation and regulations - Pension Benefits Act, Income Tax Act, administrative policies and procedures is an asset.

Competencies Required:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Focused and self-motivated.
• Able to gather, synthesize, organize and interpret data or information and formulate appropriate conclusions.
• Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Possess strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Excellent relationship management, negotiation and conflict management skills.
• Able to deal with ambiguity and changing priorities.
• Strong customer service orientation and a professional approach.
• Independently prioritize work and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes.

Our story:

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Diversity and Inclusion at OMERS means we respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, gender, ethnicities and perspectives as key elements of our culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

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