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Investment Finance Analyst

Virtual Req #17
November 26, 2019
Are you passionate about helping people retire with greater financial security? Do you believe in the strength of modern defined benefit pension plans? Want to work with a dynamic and highly engaged team of talented professionals who are making a difference?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are looking for you!
We are looking for an Investment Finance Analyst to join a dynamic, fast-paced team.

The Investment Finance Analyst will support CAAT Pension Plan’s investment accounting, compliance, valuation, investment tax, trade processing and financial reporting processes and the related reconciliations and maintenance of underlying data.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest and desire to learn basic programming skills and it is expected that, over time, the successful candidate will learn to apply these skills towards the efficiency initiatives of the broader team.

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:
  • Familiarity with pensions and pension-related legislation
  • Problem solver always looking to improve current practices
  • Someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment where deadlines are critical and can be tight
  • Strong interest in technology and desire to learn and apply new software
  • Experience with accounting (ideally investment related), financial reporting, and external or internal audit.
  • Excellent project management, research, analytical, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Detail oriented, comfortable analyzing, calculating, and verifying data
  • Exceptional judgement, strong team player, thorough, and logical
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
Your university degree or Community College Diploma equivalent in Accounting or Business Administration, with 1-5 years of accounting/financial field, pension plan or financial services experience make you the ideal candidate. You may also have or be actively pursuing your CPA designation.

Once here:
  • You will prepare monthly and quarterly compliance reports pertaining to CAAT Pension Plan’s investment activities
  • You will prepare reconciliations of custodian and manager net asset values on a monthly basis and assist in analyzing exceptions.
  • You will over time, assist in the rollout of automation techniques while formally learning basic programming and automation software.
  • You will bring suggestions to the Senior Business Process Analyst on ways to improve current practices.
  • You will calculate and verify accuracy of invoices from investment managers, consultants, and other investment service providers as required.
  • You will assist in the process of updating investment prices for private assets
  • You will process capital calls and distribution transactions in AltaReturn system
  • You will process fee payments, fund transfers and wire requests
  • You will assist in the investment tax process by preparing foreign tax documents, local tax returns, ad-hoc tax requests.
  • You will assist in the preparation of financial statements.
  • You will assist in supporting the external audit.
  • You will prepare or assist in the preparation of journal entries, accounting schedules, reconciliations.
  • You will provide support to other team members in the Finance Department as necessary.
  • You will prepare ad hoc reports and projects for the investment department and / or senior management.
What does CAAT offer you and what should you know about us?

  • We received the Innovation Award in Plan Design and Reform at the Pensions & Investments' 2018 World Pension Summit
  • We also received the Pension Performance Award at the Benefits Canada 2018 Workplace Benefits Awards
  • We also received an IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence for the ROM merger.
  • We provide a flexible and friendly work environment, a comprehensive health and dental benefits package, life insurance and a Goodlife fitness membership.
  • We offer support for your career development goals
  • We are conveniently located at the Eaton Center in downtown Toronto with ready access to the subway and PATH systems
If you are interested in this opportunity, please select "Apply Now" and submit your application.
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We recruit and select the most qualified candidates and thank all applicants for their interest but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

CAAT Pension Plan is an equal opportunity employer that supports abilities and diversity of all kinds.  If you require accommodation during the recruiting and selection process, please contact us at or call Human Resources at 416-673-9000.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date January 12, 2020