• CPA Student - Summer 2019

    Job Locations CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
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    Accounting Careers Add up at Great-West Life


    Great-West Life presents a wide range of challenging career opportunities and offers a culture of professional development for committed students seeking to gain valuable, practical experience towards the start of their professional career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Working with the team of Chartered Professional Accountants and students as part of our team in Winnipeg, you will receive valuable mentorship and coaching in your studies and your career.


    If you’re a self-starter, team player, able to work independently, have superior analytical and organizational skills along with strong verbal and written communication skills, we encourage you to consider joining our company’s CPA Training Program. We are looking for talented students for Summer 2019.


    Working within a challenging and diverse team-oriented environment, you’ll perform meaningful and rewarding work, contributing to our organization’s accounting and finance goals.  Working closely with accounting professionals, you’ll access highly skilled professional peers to guide, counsel and support your CPA development through opportunities in the following areas:


    • Financial Reporting and Control - duties include consolidating financial information from Great-West Lifeco’s operating companies in Canada, the United States and Europe and being involved in researching and applying requirements under International Financial Reporting Standards.
    • Internal Audit - executing audit testing for various testing requirements which provides the opportunity to work with a number of different areas within Great-West Life
    • Investment Reporting – assist with the financial reporting and analysis of the company’s Investment Division including helping in the preparation of investment related notes to the financial statements
    • Taxation – prepare various corporate tax filings and assist with corporate tax planning opportunities by researching tax issues and performing analysis
    • Information Services Financial Management – assist with corporate tax filings related to Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credits and assisting with IS-related Enterprise Risk Assessment
    • Performance Management - be involved in expense reporting, preparation of the annual plan and participate in financial analysis for strategic projects
    • Management Reporting and Analysis – assist in the preparation of the Management’s Discussion and Analysis and regulatory reporting
    • Human Resources Financial Management - participate in financial and metric analysis, preparation of reporting to associated business units, internal and external regulatory audit processes, Federal year-end tax reporting, in addition to a variety of special projects relating to pension and benefits administration, account reconciliation and audit control.
    • Capital Management - assist in the preparation, evaluation, and review of regulatory reporting requirements for capital management and the related financial statement notes and sections of the Management’s Discussion and Analysis.


    To learn more about the CPA training program at Great-West Life, look for us at the ASBAAWine & Cheese on September 27, 2018.



    If you are interested in this opportunity please upload your CACEE form and transcripts as one document.



    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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