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Senior Accountant

Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L4W 0A5

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Echelon Insurance provides Personal and Commercial Specialty Insurance solutions to protect Canadian families and businesses across Canada, through our trusted network of Broker partners. Echelon is a member of the CAA Club Group of Companies, and is an equal opportunity employer who offers a professional environment that champions collaboration, trust, and growth to drive success. We cultivate a great working dynamic to help us deliver what is best for our associates, Brokers, and Customers.

Who we are

Get ready to drive your career forward. Life at Echelon is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development – and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results.

We are caring. We are leaders. We are innovators. We are collaborative.

We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

What You Will Do 

  • Oversee Finance automation projects acting as a liaison with IT 
  • Participate in IFRS 17 Project implementation 
  • Preparation and review correctness of financial statements
  • Take accountability for overseeing timely closing of Underwriting systems, Reinsurance system and co-ordinate 
  • Review bank account reconciliations, and clearing accounts 
  • Prepare and process monthly and quarterly account reconciliations, adjusting entries to balance sheet, income statement for financial reporting
  • Prepare monthly overriding and contingency commissions entries
  • Setup and update Reinsurance system and verify correctness of test results
  • Assist in monthly/quarterly/annual preparation of financial statements, commentaries and other supporting documents 
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual financial reinsurance reports to divisions and reinsurers
  • Conduct audits and advise findings and recommendations 
  • Regulatory reporting; prepare and assist in quarterly and annual P&C1 statements and worksheets
  • Strategic Management; Provide support regarding strategic management planning and implementation of presentation and analysis of internal controls
  • Year-end Audit functions; Prepare working papers for auditors review, discuss variances, and provide explanation

Who You Are 

  • University degree/College diploma in Accounting or Business related discipline
  • Professional designation(CPA,CGA, CMA, CA)
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience with month,  quarter and year end
  • Work experience in a P&C insurance industry is required and familiarity with IFRS 17
  • Ability to adapt to other new systems easily
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office applications 
  • High level of accuracy with the ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Strong decision making, problem solving and multi tasking skills
  • Ability to communicate accounting and finance information 
  • Advocate for continuous process improvement and optimization


Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Echelon Insurance will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.