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Senior Analyst, Investment Accounting

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Job Type:
Full Time
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Accounting / Auditing / Finance
Closing Date:
February 1, 2019

Why join us?

OMERS is the defined benefit pension plan for approximately 480,000 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, Australia and Singapore. 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.

This position is a key role in the Investment Accounting team, taking a leadership role in coordinating the maintenance of accounting records for the OMERS investment fund and reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts and public markets investment transactions.

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

Reconciliation and Control Functions for Investment Fund
• Monthly reconciliation and analysis of general ledger balances to source systems and detailed, complete documentation of all discrepancies. Monthly reconciliation and analysis of general ledger balances to custodian information.
• Review and guide daily reconciliation and analysis of investment transactions between source systems and custodian information and review the work of analysts as needed.

Financial Reporting for Investment Fund Information
• Provide knowledge of accounting policies for investments to ensure correct and consistent application for all investment products.
• Prepare detailed, complete analysis and documentation of changes in investment account balances.
• Coordinate the group’s involvement in the quarterly and annual financial statement and annual report process with the Financial Reporting team.

• Assist the Manager in leading the Investment Accounting team’s efforts with the Project Excellence initiative.
• Act for the Manager in their absence and back up other staff in the department as required.
• Development and maintenance of Investment Accounting policies and procedures.
• Participate in and lead special projects as required.

To succeed in this role, you:

• 5+ years experience in progressively responsible accounting, operating and/or reporting positions.
• Education - University degree plus an accounting designation.
• Strong working knowledge of the Investment Industry with an understanding of its regulatory and compliance environment and financial reporting requirements.
• Demonstrated experience in process improvement with experience in documenting, analyzing and improving complex processes.
• Self-starter able to work independently with minimal supervision.
• A team player able to operate in a fast-paced environment with numerous priorities and deadlines.
• Knowledge and experience with investment administration systems is an asset.
• Excellent interpersonal and management skills to be able to interact with OMERS personnel at all levels of the organization and build external relationships with auditors, regulators and lawyers.
• Detail oriented with superior computer skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with general ledger systems preferably Oracle Financials and its report writing capabilities.

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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