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Accounting Manager (2612512486)


Accounting / Finance



Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Company Overview:

WISE Trust – Workplace Insurance and Safety Employee Trust – is the defined benefit pension plan for almost 10,000 active, deferred, and retired workplace insurance and safety employees of Ontario.

WISE Trust was established to give the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Ontario Compensation Employees’ Union (OCEU) an equal voice in the administration of the pension plan through a jointly sponsored pension plan. WISE Trust governed by a Board of Trustees, four appointed by the WSIB and four appointed by OCEU.

Our core values – integrity, accountability, service excellence, inclusivity, and innovation – help us do what we do by guiding decisions we make and determining the partners we work with so that we can continue to find ways to strengthen the pension promise to our members now and into the future.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Accounting Manager is responsible for handling all day to day operations in the Accounting & Finance Department. As a start-up organization, we are looking for a critical thinker who is self-motivated and not afraid to speak up and hit the ground running! The Accounting Manager will take a strategic approach, but also be willing to roll up their sleeves to help get the work done as we build out and refine our finance functions, processes, and systems.

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience managing full cycle accounting functions and conducting financial planning, analysis, and reporting
  • 3+ years of proven experience building, mentoring, and coaching a team to success, while effectively managing individual workload
  • Post-Secondary education in Accounting/Finance and a CPA designation required
  • IFRS experience required
  • Treasury and cash management experience is required
  • Experience working in the pensions industry is highly preferred
  • Experience with taxation, internal controls, risk management, investments, external and internal audits, and ERP implementation preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present work to senior management and board
  • Comfortable with the use of Excel and other MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), adapting easily to new systems and software
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and work with individuals across all levels of the organization in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Able to take initiative and work with little direction, ensuring that deadlines are met while managing conflicting demands

Employment Type: Full Time, Contract

Working Conditions: This position is temporarily remote due to Covid-19

How to Apply: Please submit your application with your resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted at this time. If you have any questions or require accommodations to apply for this position, please email [Register to View] />

Why Us?

Glad you asked! At WISE Trust, we live by our values and genuinely care about the work we are doing. Which is why we’re searching for individuals who can navigate our manual processes over the next year, while sharing ideas on how to configure our new financial system, and design and automate our future state processes. In addition to a competitive salary, this position also offers benefits which are 100% covered by the employer - starting day one! If you want to learn more about our amazing team, apply today.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all employees have the opportunity to contribute and grow personally and professionally, regardless of age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, family status or background. Our differences allow us to bring various perspectives to the work we do.