Project Manager, Finance

IT - Project Management
Waterloo, ON
Oct 06, 2022

Must Have:


  • 10+ years of financial reporting experience in an international, multi-functional organization
  • Project management experience in the insurance industry or finance industry.
  • Knowledge of and experience with IFRS 9, Workiva, Longview is an asset



  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on relationship management and team building.
  • Ability to work in an environment with fluctuating deadlines and multiple professional perspectives.
  • Ability to confidently interact with various levels of management.
  • Ability to effectively and concisely communicate project information to provide
    comprehensive, concise recommendations to management.
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to manage difficult situations to resolution.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to hold project team members and other stakeholders accountable to ensure that projects can progress according to plan.
  • Can effectively contribute to analysis of project expense trends and understands the impact on projected spend.
  • Has a personal sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done and instills the same in the project team.
  • Ability to positively motivate project teams to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Ability to partner with resource managers to deal fairly, firmly, and promptly with performance problems.
  • Ability to create project plans for complex projects with many interrelated paths.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and help project team members work with ambiguity.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial controls and process flow analysis.
  • Excellent presentation skills


Our client…


A complex life insurance organization.





As a Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, managing, and
implementing complex projects in support of the overall SunRise program and specifically focused on Corporate Finance/IFRS 9 Team.

Main Accountabilities:


  • Support the Reporting Lead on the IFRS 9 initiative by managing all phases of large or several medium, high-risk projects from initiation to closure while leveraging best practice standards and processes set out by our client.
  • Participate actively in leading project resources to implement new IFRS 9 reporting processes.
  • Assist Program management with developing strategic direction and executing Reporting project activities.
  • Lead project work that is distributed across a substantial number of vendor and Internal teams and resources (external vendors; Workiva, Longview, PwC)
  • Responsible for working with the various teams across the globe to ensure proper implementation of change.
  • Work in a matrix organization with a group of project managers who are individually
    responsible for planning, executing, and reporting on interdependent projects.
  • Work with Project Management Office to develop and enhance project management
    processes, project manager performance and client satisfaction.
  • Develop and manage stakeholder relationships including Corporate and BG Business leaders to ensure project delivery expectations are specified and successfully met.
  • Develop and manage detailed work plans, project schedules, estimates and resource plans in conjunction with project team members and other involved business teams.
  • Monitor and report on project status highlighting issues and risks appropriately; as
    necessary, coordinate the development, discussion, and approval of corrective action and/or contingency plans.
  • Define and manage project risks and issues ensuring appropriate strategies and plans are in place to mitigate or handle effectively. Proactively escalate risks and issues as appropriate.
  • Ensure effective and timely communication occurs within the project team and between the project team and their stakeholders.
  • Ensure that appropriate processes, tools, and techniques are available and used by the
    project team.
  • Ensure that project activities and deliverables adhere to internal quality standards.

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