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Senior Fund Accounting Analyst

Req. #:  14721
Department: Investment Administration
Location: Montreal, QC CA
Job Status: Permanent Full-time
Grade:  06
Category: Accounting, Finance and Taxation

This role contributes to the achievement of the Finance Division objectives by ensuring the accuracy and the reliability of fund accounting records and reports, servicing internal and external clients, providing support to less experienced employees, and evaluating and recommending enhancements for processes and procedures.

  • Assist Analysts in their daily tasks.
  • Monitor and ensure accurate and timely processing of asset reconciliations, trail balance reconciliations, client reporting, financial statements, preparation of journal entries and net asset value computation.
  • Resolve and follow up on routine reconciliation issues, assist researching and resolving more complex items accurately on a timely basis. Understand impact of issues on other teams’ processes and communicate accordingly.
  • Investigates trends and irregularities to identify causes, resolve issues/situations and, for further complex issues, develop options to be assessed by senior colleagues.
  • Back-up Analysts and other Senior Analysts as required.
  • Assist the Consultants and team leaders in training and cross training of the Analysts.
  • Provide staff assessment input to supervisor.
  • Provide support and expertise to other team members within Investment Operations.
  • Identify and propose process improvements.
  • Document and keep existing documentation up to date for the procedures and processes.
  • Participate in the implementation of tools to enhance the use of our resources and systems.
  • Participate in testing investment systems upgrades and releases as well as process changes, as required.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge, in particular on investment related business.
  • Participate in communications and projects involving Investment Administration and/or other departments.
  • Organize and file records as per departmental policy.


  • University degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in accounting or investment administration.
  • Canadian Securities Course, an asset.
  • Accounting designation or in the process of obtaining one, an asset.
  • Strong numerate accuracy and analytical skills.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in information systems and in particular, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word).
  • Experience in fund accounting and/or trading systems.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Good understanding of investments (bonds, stocks, short terms and derivatives).
  • Good understanding of the financial services industry, in particular investment funds.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to improve processes.
  • Bilingual, English and French, written and spoken.

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