Manager, Corporate Finance

Posted 14 September 2023

Manager, Corporate Finance at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Finance Full-time Toronto

Experience: Not specified
Education Required: Relevant university degree
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 13 October 2023

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Position Description

Manager, Corporate Finance

The opportunity

The Manager, Corporate Finance will oversee the monthly AP close, guide and manage the invoice payment process, serve as the operational lead for corporate card programs for the company, and serve as the go-to in supporting various key finance internal stakeholder teams. The incumbent will possess a forward-thinking mentality and will drive Corporate Finance’s strategic priorities including system enhancements, bolstering internal controls, implementing process-derived efficiencies, and more.

Who you'll work with

You will work closely with senior business leaders, various finance teams, vendors, and corporate card internal and external partners. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with internal and external auditors serving as a key member in support of the company’s head office and international office operations.

What you'll do

  • Supervise the daily operations including reviewing and key controls, handling complex issues referred by the team, addressing daily payment release issues & settlements resolving issues affecting Management Reporting and Planning group

Supervise, Review and Troubleshoot:

  • Authorize manual wire payments
  • Develop, maintain, and recommend changes to financial and operational controls to support financial reporting and reduced operational risk. Ensure up-to-date policies and procedures manuals are established and maintained.
  • Assist the Senior Manager with de-briefing and driving lessons learned and oversee annual process reviews
  • Responsible for supporting audits – overseeing walkthroughs, responding to questions and coordinating sample collection
  • Responsible for the accuracy of data used by the company’s general ledger
  • Responsible for recruitment, conducting performance evaluations and coaching, onboarding new staff and conducting, implementing and recommending internal and external training and conferences for staff, as needed
  • Support the execution of key projects by researching requirements, analyzing alternative solutions, while assessing impacts to operational risks and processes, to provide recommended course of action
  • Work across Finance in a collaborative fashion for shared goals
  • Initiate, lead and manage operational improvements to enhance internal processes
  • Support the development and growth of the team including the implementation of any operational enhancements
  • Ensure operational implications of new strategies and improvements in execution impacting systems and reporting are appropriately addressed
  • Support department leadership to measure and manage key internal and external relationships with senior business leaders (all offices).
  • Create, update, and roll out Accounts Payable and Expense processing training organization wide
  • Lead communication and change management efforts to the organization, relating to system enhancements and process changes
  • Coordinate company insurance annual renewals across the organization for Business Travel, K&R, Building Premises and Bond with P&C and Real Estate Operations
  • Monitor and update Corporate and employee expenditure policy
  • Work with Tax and Corporate Accounting for Vendor withholding taxes
  • Manage and maintain all cost centre managers, admin assistants and delegates in Corporate Finance’s general ledger based system, Infor FSM
  • This position carries responsibility for accurate and timely processing, recording, and reporting of transactions and has a financial impact on the organization
  • Interact with admins, employees and managers to educate and help carryout Corporate Expense Policy and Employees Expenditures guidelines
  • Manage projects to add functionality and new regions onto the Workday platform. Primary contact for testing and approval before launch with application for expense processing.
  • The position carries responsibilities of daily approval of wire payments and static data
  • There is a high level of autonomous decision making required for this role with regards to application of the expense policy, relationship management with internal employees and cost centre managers as well as external clients and service providers
  • This position is a direct resource to the Senior Manager and Director and the incumbent will possess a decision-making mindset with the opportunity to drive operational change
  • Handle all complex issues that arise in the course of daily operations. Identify both opportunities/requirements and develop solutions/courses of action.
  • Prioritize system enhancement opportunities with FSM Support team

What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage
  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program
  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
  • Competitive time off
  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year
  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring. We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves. To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.

Required Skill / Experience

  • Relevant university degree
  • Professional designation CPA CA, CGA, CMA or CFA
  • Knowledge of computerized systems to identify user system needs and maintain system controls.
  • Possesses the ability to be a key driver in implementing change
  • Excellent communication skills are required as this position deals with both internal and external contacts
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in an accounting/finance department including knowledge of Accounts Payable, Corporate Card payments and Expense Reporting, Corporate Accounting and preparation of financial statements
  • Very strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills to prepare reports both written and verbal and liaise with contacts inside and outside the Plan
  • Effective planning and organizational skills to set priorities and co-ordinate projects to meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated team player who is able to meet the challenges of a fast-paced environment, can manage multiple projects and thrives on developing new skills
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Power BI and strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is an asset
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