Financial Specialist, IT Finance Governance

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Intact Financial Corporation

Our employees are at the heart of what we do best: helping people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. When you join our team, you’re bringing this purpose to life alongside a passionate community of experts.

Feel empowered to learn and grow while being valued for who you are– here, diversity is a strength. You have our commitment to support you in reaching your goals with tools, opportunities, and flexibility. It’s our employee promise. 

Our hybrid work model provides the balance between working from home and enjoying meaningful in-person interactions.

Read on to see how you can shape the future, win as a team, and grow with us.

About the role

Here, we cultivate an environment that will help you meet your full potential. You’ll be encouraged to seize on challenges, learn from our diverse teams, and grow. As a valued member of the team, you’ll get hands-on business experience, on-the-job coaching and opportunities to build relationships. That’s how we develop the future talent who will continue to deliver on our purpose to help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. 

We’re looking for a Financial Specialist to join our passionate team of IT finance professionals!

As a Financial Specialist, you will support activities related to the IT Finance, Governance function. You’ll be working alongside an inspiring and knowledgeable team of experts – the best industry has to offer – and together, you’ll be instrumental in supporting Intact’s growth objectives.

What you’ll do here:

  • Oversee the implementation and execution of IT Finance governance framework

  • Build and maintain a monthly forecast on IT purchase order related expenses

  • Perform reconciliations between different IT systems for G/L accounts used in IT

  • Assist in accounting month end by completing governance on timely recognition of actuals

  • Provide guidance on completing purchase order accruals

  • Validate monthly reporting of actuals by G/L, report discrepancies and identify corrections (reclasses)

  • Collaborate with relevant teams to improve IT purchase order guidelines and templates

  • Identify improvements to purchase order reporting in IT projects and G/L

  • Develop improvement roadmap for IT purchase order reporting

  • Develop and refine documentation of IT Finance best practices, guidelines and implementation of new processes as required

  • Identify financial risks and asses the need for new financial controls

  • Lead IT financial operational audits and reviews of expenses

  • Educate and train IT community on financial best practices and processes

  • Simplify report creation by taking advantage of opportunities to automate and streamline processes

  • Provide expert advice to Finance and/or IT colleagues on financial matters proactively and in response to requests or situations as they arise.

  • Provide support to a variety of ad hoc projects and initiatives as required

  • Who you are:

  • Your enthusiasm is infectious.

  • You are a quick learner and detail oriented.

  • You find solutions to problems and seek opportunities for improvement. You go the extra mile to exceed expectations.

  • You get things done the right way.

  • You represent our brand with passion and pride.

  • You are a team player.

  • You have fun and you make work fun for those working around you. 

  • What you bring to the table:

  • Post secondary education in accounting / finance / economics / data & analytics is a requirement.

  • CPA / CFA designation is an asset.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in accounting, audit and finance

  • Minimum 5 years experience with managing IT purchase expenses in software, hardware, and consulting engagements is required.

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint is required.

  • Knowledge of Oracle, Power BI / Power Query is an asset.

  • Experience working with an expense management tool.

  • Experience documenting financial guidelines and providing training to IT stakeholders is a strong asset.

  • Good communication (verbal & written) and problem-solving skills.

  • Knowledge of IFRS / GAAP accounting standards

  • Demonstrated success as a solid team player, comfortable contributing within a team of peers

  • Demonstrate entrepreneurship, creativity, and critical thinking.

  • Ability to multi-task in a face pace environment against challenging timelines and workload pressures

  •  For candidates located in Quebec, bilingualism is required considering the necessity to interact on a regular basis with English-speaking colleagues across the country.

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    What we offer

    Working here means you’ll be empowered to be and do your best every day. Here is some of what you can expect as a permanent member of our team:

  • A financial rewards program that recognizes your success

  • An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan; we match 50% of net shares purchased

  • An extensive flex pension and benefits package, with access to virtual healthcare

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Possibility to purchase up to 5 extra days off per year

  • An annual wellness account that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle

  • Access to tools and resources to support physical and mental health, embracing change and connecting with colleagues

  • A dynamic workplace learning ecosystem complete with learning journeys, interactive online content, and inspiring programs

  • Inclusive employee-led networks to educate, inspire, amplify voices, build relationships and provide development opportunities

  • Inspiring leaders and colleagues who will lift you up and help you grow

  • A Community Impact program, because what you care about is a part of what makes you different. And how you contribute to your community should be just as unique.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer

    At Intact, we value diversity and strive to create an inclusive, accessible workplace where all individuals feel valued, respected, and heard.

    If we can provide a specific adjustment to make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please let us know when we reach out about a job opportunity. We’ll work with you to meet your needs.

    , including background checks, internal candidates, and eligibility to work in Canada.


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