Financial Information Specialist

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Financial Information Specialist will participate in the implementation of IFRS standards, more specifically IFRS 17 on insurance contracts. The person will be the point of reference and the person responsible for monitoring the development of accounting standards for the Company and its subsidiaries.

He / she will be required to participate as a member of the project team which will include members from the Actuarial and IT services. The Specialist will be required to interpret de details of the accounting standards by conducting research and analysis to ensure that the Company is compliant. He / she will identify improvements or changes required to the processes or systems and ensure that the financial information is adequately captured and treated in the objective of efficiently preparing precise financial statements in accordance with the standards.

In addition to the role of financial information, he / she will perform various key tasks in the Finance department.


  • As the contact person responsible for accounting standards, you must closely monitor the development and innovation in IFRS standards
  • Analyze and interpret details of IFRS standards in order to determine and communicate the impacts for the Company (and its subsidiaries) and its financial statements
  • Participate in defining the required changes to systems and processes to ensure financial information is properly processed and that financial statements are generated according to standards
  • Coordinate and collaborate with related sectors (Actuarial and IT) as well as external consultants during the implementation of IFRS 17
  • Communicate work plan updates to stakeholders
  • Support the Finance team to meet regulatory requirements:
    • Participate in the analysis and processing of financial information
    • Participate in the production of various financial reports
    • Contribute to the support offered to other lines of business and subsidiaries of the Company


  • Post-secondary degree in accounting or related field
  • Professional title in accounting (CPA)
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in the financial field, whether internal or external auditor or in the preparation / analysis of financial statements.
  • Good knowledge of IFRS accounting standards
  • Experience and knowledge in the insurance industry would be considered an asset
  • Strong analysis and synthesis skills to interpret the details and impacts of IFRS accounting standards.
  • Good sense of autonomy, organization and professional judgment
  • Ability to work alone and as a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (in French and English)

Work With Us

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Assumption Life subscribes to the principle of employment equity.

If this challenge fits your career aspirations and you wish to play a key role in the challenging development of our business, submit your application online by April 29, 2019.

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About Assumption Life

At Assumption Life, we value the development of our employees in diversified and inclusive work teams that foster creative thinking and innovation.

Assumption Life is deeply committed to its community's development

The Company was founded in 1903 to help people. Today, this culture of generosity and commitment is demonstrated by our actions and our values. In 2017, we proudly obtained a B Corp certification. Assumption Life is the first life insurance company in Canada and the 200th Canadian company to obtain this prestigious certification. B Corp certification is a social movement involving over 2,000 companies worldwide that share a common vision of a business community that is committed to improving economic, social and environmental well-being. Whether it is helping out at special events, raising funds for a charity or, helping people in need, Assumption Life employees are very committed to their community and are always ready to help.

It's working for an employer of choice

In 2017, Assumption Life received the Aon Hewitt's Employers of Choice platinum category for small and medium-sized organizations. We ensure competitive salaries, as well as performance-based bonuses, generous benefits and flexibility in our policies and practices to respond to the needs of our employees.

"Our success is based on the loyalty, knowledge and passion of our employees. We know how important it is to create a dynamic and motivating work environment to mobilize and recruit the best in the market."
-André Vincent, CEO

Assumption Life is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We extend employment regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, gender identity or gender expression, status of a pardoned person, social condition or political activity. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation for an interview, please let us know by emailing

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