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Associate (Supervisor), Corporate Accounting & Procurement

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

We are presently hiring an Associate with Supervisory experience, within our Corporate Accounting & Procurement team reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting & Procurement. The Associate will oversee the global invoice payment function for investment expenses as well as the accounting for the Central Vendor Company, the centralized procurement arm of CPP Investments. You will manage the day-to-day functional supervision of a team to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of expense processing within a robust control environment. In addition, the Associate will focus on enhancing various systems and processes supporting expense management, including performing data analytics and presenting key performance metrics to Senior Management.

This role will work closely with other members of the Corporate Accounting & Procurement team and collaborate with internal departments within CPP Investments.

Role-Specific Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing the centralized global vendor payments for investment-related expenses for the CPP Investments in accordance to policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the day-to-day functional supervision of a team of 3, including the review and approval of payments to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of invoice processing.
  • Provide leadership, regular feedback and mentoring to the team to support a positive and highly effective team culture.
  • Provide consistent and timely coaching, including effective behavioral-based feedback, to direct reports to accomplish defined business objectives.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to stakeholders on invoice-related matters; respond to queries and address stakeholder concerns on a timely basis.
  • Build and enhance existing reports within various systems to identify and investigate discrepancies/errors in data flow and take actions on a timely manner.
  • Assist and support project and initiatives relating to expense processing, as required.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for streamlining and enhancing the controls within the expense processing and accounting processes and recommend solutions.
  • Lead in the development and implementation of new procedures and controls to ensure compliance with company policies.
  • Review and manage the update of the key control process documentation for the team to ensure controls are operating as intended.
  • Promote team effectiveness, including training team members in technical skills, and sharing specialized expertise.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, business or equivalent, with a professional accounting designation.
  • 5-7 years of corporate accounting and operations, experience in a supervisory role, with a focus on leading practices in expense processing and controls.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement; specifically, ability to identify existing processes and gaps across the current processes and systems and how these can be standardized and scaled.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, ability to foster effective working relationships internally across the organization and externally.
  • Experience with SimCorp, Ticketing, Investran and Oracle would be considered an asset.
  • Exceptional time management and project prioritization skills, an ability to work under time sensitive deadlines and adjust to urgent situations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and an aptitude and interest in learning new software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a high performing culture, open to and comfortable with evolving changes and new challenges.
  • Exemplifies our Guiding Principles of partnership, integrity and high performance.

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Disclaimer:

CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.

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