Advisor principal, Financial disclosure

November 08, 2019

(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-11As a senior advisor, financial disclosure, you will help prepare, analyze, disclose and monitor financial statements for Desjardins Group’s financial, statutory, regulatory and strategic reporting.You will take on a leadership and influencer role when interacting with various stakeholders on accounts and projects that involve highly innovative, interdepartmental, strategic and complex input and development. In this regard, you will help develop and recommend strategic orientations and business positioning. The nature of the files requires in-depth and extensive expertise in your field.You will make recommendations on the development and delivery of accounts and projects with a very high degree of operational and conceptual complexity and which require analysis and a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of the business and the organization. Coordination will be critical, and you will be required to interact with a large number of stakeholders in a variety of fields. As such, you will need highly developed interpersonal skills.You will serve as an expert advisor and content expert in your field of expertise, and act as a contact and coach for senior management and decision-making bodies.Your role as an advisor could evolve depending on your availability for other duties.

Additionnal responsibilities

  • Review Zag Bank’s financial and regulatory disclosure and coordinate work with the other stakeholders involved.
  • Be responsible for jointly coordinating the audit of the financial statements of Zag Bank.
  • Transversally coordinate the transfer of certain financial assets and liabilities among Desjardins entities, while establishing new financial and regulatory disclosure requirements for the entities that are to acquire or assume these assets.

Other working conditions

  • Temporary work : scheduled to end on : 09-19, 2020
  • Travel Be willing to travel in the course of your duties (possibly Calgary and Toronto))
  • Number of job available :  1


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant experience
  • Experience in financial disclosure or auditing financial statements of companies with loans and deposits
  • Experience in regulatory disclosure for the OSFI or other regulatory authorities
  • Experience in the financial disclosure of entities that are not going concerns (winding-up financial statements)
  • Experience participating in major projects related to financial and regulatory disclosure

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

  • Be a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) recognized by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agrées du Québec (Quebec order of CPAs)
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required 

Specific knowledge

  • Have in-depth knowledge of IFRS, particularly IFRS 9, Financial Instruments, regarding the classification and measurement of financial instruments and allowances for expected credit losses, and IFRS 7, Financial Instruments: Disclosures 
  • Proficiency with financial concepts such as the fair value measurement of financial instruments
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel
  • Proficiency written and spoken English and French 

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Plans and aligns, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

General finance and accounting (FG)

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