Advisor - General finance and accounting

November 19, 2020

(Work place: Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-09As an investment analysis advisor, you help manage financial accounts in accordance with the organization’s objectives by producing reports; performing audits, inspections and financial simulations; and analyzing risks, profits and losses. In addition to ensuring financial performance, you help plan and review budget processes. You help manage and control the organization’s accounting systems by gathering, processing and recording financial data to accurately reflect the organization’s economic activity. You assist with product and service pricing and financial engineering, financial market transactions, and tax law analysis (including payroll). You advise and assist clients and partners and recommend solutions to improve or optimize standards, policies and programs. Your projects and initiatives require extensive knowledge of your line of work. You prepare recommendations, solutions and action plans based on the organization’s objectives and priorities. You help solve complex problems using your analytical skills and extensive knowledge of your line of business. coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

Additional responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the various sectors involved, perform the accounting and disclosure of the various investments (real estate and securities) in accordance with IFRS.

  • Prepare analysis reports in connection with the various investments

  • Diagnose issues, challenges, needs and problems in your field so as to determine target outcomes.

  • Develop objectives, solutions and action plans. Help the team to implement them and plan a schedule for rigorous follow-up.

  • Analyze information. Conduct studies. Develop and propose recommendations. Draft reports

  • Review and update practices, policies and procedures related to your line of business.

Other working conditions

  • Number of jobs available: 1


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • A minimum of four years of relevant experience

  • Experience in investment accounting

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered.

  • CPA designation

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required.

Specific knowledge

  • Intermediate to advanced English

  • Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office with intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel

  • Good knowledge of IFRS (particularly IFRS 9)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Ambiguity, Communicates effectively, Differences, Interpersonal Savvy, Nimble learning

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

General finance and accounting (FG)

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