Accountant (Scotiabank) - 4 month contract


Location: Toronto, ON, M5C2V9
Employee Type: Contract
Experience: 2 - 5 years
Education: Bachelor degree
Travel Required: none


We are over 75 000 Scotiabankers, members of a successful and dynamic global community, in over 50 countries. We work together with a shared vision of an exciting future. Each of us is a respected and valued member of a winning global team.''
Incorporating the key personal investment and advisory activities within the Scotiabank Group, Wealth Management provides a full range of products and services that encompass retail brokerage, investment management advice, mutual funds and savings products, and financial planning and private client services for affluent clients.
Position Summary:
  • Report to the Manager, Accounting.
  • Be responsible for financial accounting for assigned legal entities with Global Wealth Management.
  • Consolidation, reconciliation, preparation of financial statements, analysis and monitoring of internal and external reports.
  • Apply the knowledge of advance accounting principles to continuously improve existing reporting processes.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Request, track and review all supporting documents from a variety of internal departments, including Securities Operations, Accounts Payable and DW Retail Commissions;
  • Perform variance analysis and reporting and in partnership with Accounts Payable, ensure proper accounting entries and accruals;
  • Prepare month-end journal entries, related working papers and schedules;
  • Assist with the preparations of financial statements;
  • Directly support monthly and quarterly financial reporting reconsiliations;
  • Assist with year-end audit working papers and liaison with external auditors;
  • Preparation of various accounting schedules and analysis that form part of regular corporate reporting package, including preparation of schedules which form part of our external financial reporting;
  • Budget preparation and analysis;
  • Participate in year-end audit; and
  • Assist with special projects and ongoing system improvements.


Skills and Experience:


  • University graduate with a professional accounting qualification (CA, CMA, CGA or equivalent) strongly preferred;
  • 3-5 years corporate accounting experience preferably for a financial institution (Mutual Funds or Securities industry);
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and perform duties with a sense of urgency;
  • Sound knowledge of computer applications, prior exposure to Sun would be an asset;
  • Strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy and reliability and proficiency in Excel are required;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to manage stress and work within tight deadlines;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail, sound analytical skills;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities; and
  • Ability to work autonomously and cooperatively as a team.


Addressing your financial needs as well as your overall health and well-being are top priorities at the Scotiabank Group.

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Dynamic Funds
1 Adelaide Street East, 28th Floor

Toronto, ON M5C 2V9