Note: This is a four-month Summer Position starting May 2024. We have positions available in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We are looking for CPA Students.
Accounting Careers Add up at Canada Life
Canada Life presents you with a wide range of rewarding career opportunities and offers a culture of professional development for students to gain valuable, practical experience towards the start of their career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Working as part of the team of Chartered Professional Accountants and students 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.
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 partner with 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.
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 (Global & Canadian) – prepare various corporate tax filings and assist with corporate tax planning opportunities by researching tax issues and performing analysis
Global Technology Finance – assist with corporate tax filings related to Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credits and assisting with technology -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
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
Banking Operations - perform bank account reconciliations; conduct cheque fraud detection activities; support the accurate processing of wire payments, electronic funds transfer and cheques; assist with financial statement and regulatory reporting; and support the bank fee budget process.
Internal Audit - executing audit testing for various testing requirements which provides the opportunity to work with a number of different areas within Canada Life
The Canada Life Advantage:
Vacation & Personal Wellness Days
Pre-Approved Experience and Competency Maps with CPA Manitoba
In-House Module Preparation Courses and CFE Prep
Paid Study Days for each module and CFE leave
Module and Student Due Reimbursement
Generous benefit packages, including access to and coverage of Mental Health Services
Engaging social events hosted by the Canada Life CPA Social Committee
If you are interested in this opportunity, please upload your cover letter, resume and transcripts as one document to the Canada Life Student Career Portal. Applications will be accepted until October 3, 2023.
Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!
Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.
You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.
Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing.
Canada Life serves 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.
It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Canada Life policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact [email protected].
Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.