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Manager, Global Consolidation

Sun Life Financial

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 27, 2021.

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You’ll work with dynamic colleagues – experts in their fields – who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you’ll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients – who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description:

This role, reporting to the Director, Global Accounting, is a key contributor in the Corporate Finance team responsible for supporting SLF’s global accounting and reporting functions. The incumbent will be accountable for managing the Sun Life global legal entity accounting and reporting process (including the monthly and quarterly financial close), assisting in the preparation of consolidated and legal entity financial statements and disclosure schedules, supervising day-to-day accounting functions and general ledger controls, performing analytical reviews on financial results, and lead projects, process improvement initiatives and ad-hoc business transactions as required.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, results-driven individual looking to advance their career in accounting & finance, with a passion to lead and drive change to improve operational efficiency.

What will you do?

  • Lead the global legal entity accounting, consolidation and reporting process under IFRS, partnering with local finance and reporting teams across various Sun Life business groups globally to achieve that outcome   

  • Contribute as a key player in the global consolidation process for all subsidiaries in a multi-currency environment on a monthly and quarterly basis

  • Contribute to the implementation of the new SAP S/4 HANA general ledger

  • Identify and execute process improvement initiatives in collaboration with cross-team stakeholders to drive operational efficiencies and continuous improvement

  • Prepare external quarterly financial statements and note disclosures for consolidated SLF in accordance with IFRS

  • Implement and execute appropriate SOX-compliant controls over financial close and reporting processes

  • Participate in the accounting for complex transactions and understand associated implications on various financial reporting requirements and organizational performance

  • Actively coach and develop junior staff

What do you need to succeed?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

  • Accounting designation CPA, CA, CMA or CGA or equivalent

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in either public accounting or large, multinational organizations

  • Strong technical knowledge of financial accounting and financial reporting under IFRS

  • Experience with SAP S/4HANA (including Fiori and Analysis for Office) and Aptitude Accounting Hub is an advantage

  • Experience with Longview, Tableau or Workiva wDesk is an advantage  

What’s in it for you?

  • 20 vacation days per year

  • Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family

  • Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security

  • The opportunity to move along a variety of career paths with amazing networking potential

The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted.  It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.  In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.  Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results. 

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to

At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:

67,400/67 400 – 110,100/110 100

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