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Job Locations CA-ON-London | CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 3 days ago(4/1/2020 9:53 AM)
The Associate Financial Advisory Model Manager contributes to the development and delivery of Advisory Network advisor strategic initiatives leading to the creation of compelling advisor value propositions as well as accelerate growth in advisor productivity.   Th incumbent conducts research and analysis of Canada Life’s Advisory Networks business priorities and the Advice and Distribution Strategy team, including segmentation, sales, book of business and value proposition metrics.   Accountabilities: - Deliver and support on initiatives linked to advisor productivity and business growth with focus on ensuring initiatives bring value-add benefits to advisors and all field constituents. - Complete and deliver to project timelines including research, analysis and presentations to deliver to AN Management Team. - Fact find with Advisory Network constituents to gather insights and feedback (including but not restricted to advisors, field management and wholesaling team). - Conduct research and analysis into industry trends and communicate findings to support Canada Life’s Advice and Distribution Strategy team in the evolution of Canada Life’s distribution and advice delivery model. - Assist with the definition of key performance indicators and measure progress to business objectives and progress on Advisory Network priorities. Communicate progress to Advice and Distribution Strategy team. - Participate in the collection and analysis of data to support the development of the Advisory Network roadmap. - Analyze Advisory Network data (segmentation, sales, and value proposition metrics) to identify gaps and trends. - Collaborate on Advice and Distribution capability roadmap for Canada Life’s advisor recruitment and development programs by providing analytics. - Provide insights to the Advice and Distribution team on Canada Life product trends and impact on Advisory Network - Synthesize customer and advisor research insights on preference for delivery of financial advice. - Provide input based on analysis on customer and advisor journeys focused on advice delivery. - Provide input and subject matter expertise into the development of client/advisor facing marketing materials related to planning and advice. - Understand the impact of industry developments on Canada Life’s distribution model. - Participate in the research and analysis of date to provide input into the design, testing and building of new financial advisory models and processes. - Understand the impact of emerging technologies on the shape of future Advice and Distribution Strategy projects. - Provide analysis for the delivery of Advisory Network plans and ensure for measurable results. - Support the execution of complex projects across multi-functional teams with analytics. - Build knowledge and awareness of changes in Advisory Network objectives and business trends and the associated implications for Canada Life. - Work with internal partners, including Individual Customer Marketing to maintain a strong grasp on evolving consumer needs through both a qualitative and quantitative lens.   Qualifications and Competencies: - Ability to translate data into actionable insights - Strong research and analytic skills, both quantitative and qualitative - Strong grasp of financial services businesses across insurance, wealth and/or banking. - Includes working knowledge and understanding of product, marketing and distribution metrics - Experience contributing to the transformation of financial services business - Strong grasp of financial advisory channel metrics within insurance, wealth or banking – including advisor business and compensation models, as well as key determinants of a compelling advisor value proposition - Experience in cross-functional teams, with relationship building and influencing skills - Direct working knowledge of financial advisory business, particularly Canada distribution networks - Insurance and Investment industry experience / accreditations are beneficial - Well-developed analytical skills and use of Excel or other modeling and analysis tools - 5+ years insurance / investment industry experience in relevant capacities - Post-secondary education, preferably in a business-related discipline   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 
Job ID
2020-19145
Job Locations CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 4 days ago(3/31/2020 5:30 PM)
  Reporting to the AVP, Group Customer Financial Reporting, this role is responsible for delivering monthly financial reporting, earnings analysis, and financial projection work for Group Customer.  The successful incumbent will lead and mentor 5-6 direct reports.   The Director, Group Customer Financial Reporting is responsible for the preparation and analysis of monthly and quarterly financial results for reporting to Group and Corporate Senior Management including results by client type, and by coverage type. Responsible to ensure that proper accounting policies and procedures are followed in the Group Division. Responsible for reporting financial information to our regulator- the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.   Accountabilities: - Responsible for the Financial Statement Close process at quarter-end and year-end as per the Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) process narrative. - Control the process to ensure that all accounting entries are valid and accurate. - Direct the preparation of and analyze financial information for Group Life, Health and LTD, required for quarterly financial statements for Canada Life. - Responsible for analyzing and reviewing procedures on an ongoing basis, organizing and controlling the development of the information, assessing and substantiating the appropriateness of all financial information. - Ensuring that proper accounting processes and procedures are followed. - Analyze and develop explanations of quarterly financial results for Canada Life blocks of business as they relate to expected and historic results for presentation and discussion with senior Group and Corporate executive officers. - Direct the administration of Group life, health, LTD, and ASO policyholder funds left on deposit; Claims Fluctuation Reserves (CFR) and Refund Deposit Accounts (RDA). - Responsible for maintenance of the accuracy and integrity of the Refund Profitability System (RPS) and the Group Decision Support System (GDSS), as these financial systems are used to report financial results by client, coverage and benefit.   Qualifications and Competencies:   - 10 years industry related experience - Professional accounting designation (CPA) - Strong financial background with past financial reporting experience - Ability to work in a team environment and provide leadership to others - Ability to make sound business decisions using accounting and financial judgment - Excellent analytical and problem solving skills - Good verbal and written communication skills - Ability to manage multiple tasks and work within strict timeframes/deadlines   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  Ll-KK1
Job ID
2020-19136
Job Locations CA-MB-Winnipeg | CA-AB-Calgary
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/18/2020 12:30 PM)
Position Overview:   The primary purpose of this position is to analyze and maintain an Economic Scenario Generator (ESG) for stochastic pricing, valuation, and capital needs assessment.  The primary deliverables are timely, accurate, compliant, and well-documented stochastic scenarios, on a variety of required bases, as well as development and maintenance of a culture of continuous improvement for model function and project execution.   This role will also involve the cultivation and maintenance of strong working relationships with a broad array of internal clients located in each of several LifeCo divisions.  Timely project execution will be a core deliverable, and client satisfaction a core metric. Accountabilities: - ESG Analysis and Maintenance: - Recalibrate, validate, analyze and communicate stochastic scenarios (real world and risk-neutral) for multiple economies each quarter - Work with software vendor and internal staff to maximize ESG performance/power - Adapt ESG to reflect all existing and emerging external guidelines/restrictions - Develop/maintain and improve rigourous quality controls - Develop/maintain clear, comprehensive and concise internal calibration reporting - ESG Project Management: assist in determination of internal client technical/business needs, and in development of strategies/tactics to meet those needs. Specific accountabilities: - Work with prospective/existing clients to explore potential new ESG solutions - Work with existing clients to set clear expectations on deliverables/deadlines - Assist with work flow management to execute on deliverables/deadlines - Solicit and incorporate client feedback on an ongoing basis Qualifications and Competencies: - University degree majoring in finance, statistics, actuarial mathematics, accounting or a similar discipline. Progress toward a professional designation (CFA, FRM, ASA, accounting, etc.) an attribute but not essential. - Proven analytical, problem solving abilities. - Strong oral and written communication skills. - Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work within tight deadlines. - Strong business sense and customer focus. - Strong mathematical aptitude. - 2 years related work experience in financial risk management strongly preferred. Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 
Job ID
2020-19119
Job Locations CA-ON-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/19/2020 9:00 AM)
  Role Description Are you interested in taking the next step in your career, gaining exposure and expertise on a national project and driving Canada Life’s critical transition to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17? If so, we have the next challenge in your career.  The Director, Process Innovation will be heavily involved in helping lay the foundation so that the Canadian division can understand and implement this new financial reporting standard.  This role can be located out in London and associated within our Canadian Actuarial team    The Canadian Actuarial Team performs the valuation, financial reporting and earnings reporting and evaluation process associated with insurance and other contracts written by the Canadian operation.    IFRS 17 represents a major change in the valuation of insurance liabilities of life insurers, which will impact earnings emergence and volatility.  IFRS 17 will also introduce a new presentation of insurance results, and supporting disclosures, in the financial statements, which will necessitate significant change within actuarial and accounting systems and processes.    Accountabilities: - Support the Model Office workstream which helps the business understand the initial and ongoing financial impacts of IFRS 17.  This would include leveraging and improving some of the embedded value reporting that was initially completed in Q4 2019. - Support the Level of Aggregation workstream which involves assisting with the framework and implementation of the classification of new business between onerous versus non-onerous sales.  This would include ensuring alignment of NB profitability reporting with the business. - Finalize the harmonization of our various valuation models so that they are structured optimally. - Lead the EUC and manual adjustment reduction so that we have minimal exposure to these prior to the implementation of IFRS 17. - Support for IFRS 17 Process Improvement Work Package which has the goal of using IFRS 17 as a stepping-stone to material process improvements. - This role will also support the model development activity associated with Canadian Strategy Initiatives, including re-pricing and product development activity. - Take decisive leading action including making efficient and effective recommendations, in spite of obstacles. - Lead a small team of actuarial subject matter experts.  - Review, evaluate and oversee the work of direct reports, providing coaching, constructive challenge, problem troubleshooting and prioritization.   Qualifications and Competencies: - Proven leadership and decision-making skills. - Advanced collaboration skills and ability to build positive work relationships. - Ability to work in a team environment. - Sound actuarial judgment and excellent analytical and problem solving skills. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Ability to manage multiple tasks and work within strict timeframes/deadlines. - Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. - Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Access).   The exact accountabilities of the role will be tailored to reflect the capabilities and experience of the successful candidate.    Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2020-19112
Job Locations CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/19/2020 9:00 AM)
  Role Description Are you interested in taking the next step in your career, If so, we have the next challenge in your career?   The Customer Insights team mission is to provide meaningful, relevant, and actionable insights, and deliver solutions and leading analytics to support and increase our customers’ and field’s ability to make fact-based decisions based on plan experience.   The Director Customer Insights, Pricing & Actuarial leads a team of actuaries and non-actuaries to meet the research, analytics and reporting needs of our Group Life & Health and Group Retirement Services plan sponsors.    Accountabilities: - Developing and delivering regular and ad hoc reporting and analytics for plan sponsors and plan sponsor stakeholders, advisors/consultants, including dedicated account experience studies for select clients - Developing and delivering data and analytics solutions for plan sponsors - Development of GRS reporting and analytic capabilities - Support Requests for Proposals for customer claims experience reporting and analytic capabilities - Enabling internal stakeholders (e.g., GEMs, Business Development, OHC’s & OHS’s, etc.) - Responsible for dedicated account studies/presentations, including identifying and explaining customer-specific claims trends and anomalies and providing customer-specific predictions of future claims patterns - Expand capabilities to incorporate GRS Client and Field Reporting - Develop, deliver and maintain self-service data, reporting and analytic capabilities to the field/customers - Support GNPA experience & claims (E&C) reporting questions from customers, including working with IS on GNPA E&C small enhancements or critical maintenance issues - Support enhancements and future development of GNPA experience & claims reporting - Identify areas of opportunity (e.g., automation) to reduce low-value added activities to increase efficiency and free up capacity - Develop and enhance industry trends and experience studies for all Healthcare, Drug, Dental, Vision and Disability benefits that are used by the field, advisors and clients to understand benefit costs - Keep abreast of emerging trends in business analytics, and assess potential impact to servicing evolving client needs - Provide analytic and data support / research for marketing publications - Develop and maintain a strong understanding of Canada Life group benefits claims trends, general Canadian group benefits claims trends, regulatory regime, competitive dynamics, best practices, technology changes and economic conditions - Fulfill business leadership responsibilities on high priority projects that span across Group Customer functions - Attract and retain talent in building high-performing team - Provide direction, training, mentoring, monitor work progress and review results - Foster an innovative environment - Share pricing best practices - Share market trends and insights across businesses - Enhance client reporting - Align on research and analytics that would best support Pricing teams - Coordinate on data analytics and reporting needs - Collaborate on research and analytics needs for marketing publications - Provide input for messaging around benefit costs - Align on design of client and field reports and type of information sought - Collobarate on data requirements and analytics tools development needed to support Customer Insights - Coordinate reporting needs with claims initiatives   Qualifications and Competencies: - FCIA Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries or high level statistics/analytics degree - 6-10 years relevant experience - Understands the business environment and customer needs, identifies business opportunities that create competitive advantage - Fosters an environment that encourages new approaches, challenges the status quo and inspires creativity and risk-taking while protecting the core - Innovative and visionary thinking; willingness to bring new concepts or approaches to market - Attracts, motivates and develops talent to build the right team to meet strategic direction and tomorrow’s needs - Using credibility and trusted advice, able to foster collaborative relationships across functions and the business and facilitate cooperation; is highly skilled in networking inside and outside of the company - Ability to develop and maintain relationships with industry and government leaders; able to influence industry or regulatory trends - Drives results and contributes to change processes that improve organizational performance and creates a culture of accountability - Possesses a continuous improvement orientation - Inspires a vision that adapts to new realities, articulating meaningful expectations, and creating clear pathways to desired outcomes - Leadership and People management skills to help others navigate through change, engage and motivate employees - Understanding of employee benefits, creditor and individual health markets and its dynamics (trends, legislation, competitive environment); aware of and anticipates key trends - Strategic mindset; understanding of how product and pricing can further strategic goals and vision for Group Customer organization - Winning attitude; strong commitment to success; effective communicator amongst varied audiences and challenging circumstances    Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted    Ll-KK1
Job ID
2020-19108
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/19/2020 9:00 AM)
  Role Description Are you interested in taking the next step in your career, gaining exposure and expertise on a national project and driving Canada Life’s critical transition to International Financial Reporting Standard, IFRS 17? If so, we have the next challenge in your career. The Manager, IFRS17 role plays a key role on the  Canadian division IFRS17 team when it comes to implementing this new financial reporting standard.  This role is located in Toronto and associated within our Canadian Actuarial team      IFRS 17 represents a major change in the valuation of insurance liabilities of life insurers, which will impact earnings emergence and volatility.  IFRS 17 will also introduce a new presentation of insurance results, and supporting disclosures, in the financial statements, which will necessitate significant change within actuarial and accounting systems and processes.    The Canadian Actuarial Team performs the valuation, financial reporting and earnings reporting and evaluation process associated with insurance and other contracts written by the Canadian operation.   Accountabilities: - Own the implementation of IFRS 17 for the Canadian Division for selected Variable Fee Approach products. - Lead a team of 2-5 actuarial subject matter experts in the implementation of IFRS 17 specific valuation system components and processes.  - Review, evaluate and oversee the work of direct reports, providing coaching, constructive challenge, problem troubleshooting and prioritization. - Identify and lead the resolution regrading final IFRS 17 guideline details and policy decisions require valuation process changes. - Support the company’s global IFRS 17 financial reporting process by interpreting and providing feedback on how the company’s policy position decisions will impact the technology and IFRS 17 reporting process. - Collaborate with accounting and information systems experts to lead the integration of  accounting and other related IFRS 17 systems  to maximize the effectiveness of the IFRS 17 financial reporting process. - Be a recognized leader in the IFRS 17 valuation of variable fee analysis products and communicate implications and expected outcomes to the direct team and other stakeholders. - Work closely with project managers and project sponsors to perform periodic project planning, to systematically adapt the work plan and execution to ensure most effective prioritization and execution of the work consistent with an agile project management philosophy. - Create, review and reconcile specifications and business requirements relating to IFRS 17 valuation systems and process.  Identify and communicate gaps or inconsistencies and provide recommendations to close those issues. - Take  decisive leading action including making efficient and effective recommendations, in spite of obstacles. - Plan and approve scope for each successive Canadian IFRS 17 development wave with the goal of each successive wave moving the Canadian division closer to full readiness of IFRS 17 by adding subsequent models, adding high priority functionality and correcting prioritized defects.   Qualifications and Competencies: - Proven leadership and decision-making skills. - Advanced collaboration skills and ability to build positive work relationships. - Ability to work in a team environment. - Sound actuarial judgment and excellent analytical and problem solving skills. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Ability to manage multiple tasks and work within strict timeframes/deadlines. - FSA, FCIA Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. - Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Access).   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2020-19106
Job Locations CA-ON-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/19/2020 9:00 AM)
  Role Description Are you interested in taking the next step in your career, gaining exposure and expertise on a key initiative? If so, we have the next challenge in your career.  The Director, Par Initiatives will play a key role in the Individual Insurance Valuation team with respect to improving the policies and management of our Par business, plus supporting strategic initiatives.   This role is located in London, within the Individual Insurance Valuation team and associated within our Canadian Actuarial area. The Canadian Actuarial Team performs the valuation, financial reporting and earnings reporting for the Canadian business, while also providing supporting to the business initiatives within the Canadian operations.    Accountabilities: - Lead a team of actuarial students that will be responsible for various par projects related to the management of our par accounts. - Lead the development of additional guidance related to the management of our par business, including the practical application of any guidance. - Review the treatment of implicit guarantees within our par account, including the appropriate treatment of sharing across cohorts of policies. - Interact closely with the Par Projects team within the dividends scale management team. - Help support the implementation of IFRS 17 with respect to our par business. - Lead analysis and identify challenges and opportunities with any new legislative or regulatory changes, and associated discussions on practical implications of any changes. - Identify enhancements to improve accuracy and efficiency, recommending new modeling techniques as appropriate. - Interfaces Par Insurance Solutions, ALM, Corporate Actuarial, the Chief Actuary, Canada and Appointed Actuary.   Qualifications and Competencies - 5+ years in insurance with expertise in pricing or valuation. - Strong communication skills for gaining support from senior management for recommendations. - Advanced collaboration skills and ability to build positive work relationships. - Ability to work in a team environment. - Proven leadership and decision-making skills. - Sound actuarial judgment and excellent analytical and problem solving skills. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Ability to manage multiple tasks and work within strict timeframes/deadlines. - Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. - Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Access).   The exact accountabilities of the role will be tailored to reflect the capabilities and experience of the successful candidate.    Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  Ll-KK1
Job ID
2020-19104
Job Locations CA-ON-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/19/2020 9:00 AM)
  Role Description An exciting opportunity is now available in London, Ontario as we are looking for a Manager, Pension Risk Transfer in our Group Customer Pricing and Actuarial area which is responsible for product development and sales of group annuities in Canada.    The Pension Risk Transfer team is continually looking to remain a strong player in the group annuity market, improve pricing and profitability, offer innovative solutions, and keep abreast of industry trends.  We are looking for a strong resource to lead the team’s projects and research initiatives.  They will be supported by a full time ARP student and a co-op student.   Accountabilities: - The Pension Risk Transfer team undertakes several projects each year and the successful candidate would be responsible for leading these initiatives, working with the team’s supporting resources, internal business partners and external parties as required to manage these projects and to bring them to a successful completion within the targeted timelines.  These projects could include product development, pricing initiatives, or understanding the implications of changes in regulations, actuarial practice or market trends.  - Responsible for the development and monitoring of mortality assumptions, refining these based on internal experience or new data sources, monitoring industry trends and understanding where our assumptions are performing well or poorly. This includes the assumptions related to the base mortality rates and the expectations for future improvements in mortality. - Develop understanding of the impact of moving to IFRS 17 for group annuity pricing and financial reporting. - Continued focus on enhancing modeling capabilities and improving accuracy. - Large case underwriting – work with actuarial analysts to develop a view on the mortality of a group by conducting a study of the plan specific mortality experience and recommend a mortality basis for the quote. - Development of pricing and other models used by the team. - Pricing model conversion to GGY AXIS expected in early 2020. - Ensure accountability with EUC and other corporate guidelines. - Continued focus on enhancing modeling capabilities and improving accuracy.   Qualifications and Competencies: - Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries or nearly qualified. - Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. - Committed to delivering results in the required timeframe. - Strong communication skills with an ability to convey complex technical topics. - Experience with GGY AXIS is an asset. - Familiarity with mortality experience studies an asset.   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2020-19102
Job Locations CA-ON-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/19/2020 9:00 AM)
  Role Description The Internal Audit Function plays the key “third line of defense” role in Great-West Lifeco’s risk framework. Providing independent assurance over the adequacy and effectiveness of controls operated to mitigate risks to the Company, the Function includes a specialty Actuarial Internal Audit Team that focuses on the Company’s actuarial processes.   The Actuarial Internal Audit Team has a Lifeco mandate: Canada, the US, and Europe & Reinsurance Divisions are all in-scope. The Team is split between Winnipeg, London (Canada), and Dublin; however it operates as a global joined-up unit. This means actuarial audit engagements are often assigned to Team members based in different geographies (e.g. Irish Life engagements may be substantially completed by members of the Winnipeg Team), and frequent multi-entity engagements require Team members to collaborate across geographies.   The actuarial processes audited by the Team include those relating to: pricing, reserving, capital stress testing, and experience studies; covering life, non-life and health insurance obligations; across a variety of direct writers and reinsurers. This means the roleholder will gain exposure to a wide range of markets, products, technical activities, and regulatory environments as part of the role.   Included in the primary responsibilities of the role will be to manage and effectively coordinate the activity of the London Team, and actively contribute to the wider success of the Function by participating in or leading strategic initiatives as required.   The exact accountabilities of the role will be tailored to reflect the capabilities and drive of the successful candidate.   The role holder will be responsible for duties that will include: - Coordinating and delivering up to 10 engagements each year - Coordinating and delivering Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) testing each year, in support of the global programme - Directly performing audit planning and execution for more complex engagements - Participating in initiatives that drive efficiencies through the Function, including the development of data analytics tools to enhance the depth and breadth of audit assurance provided (e.g. from samples to full populations, from administration systems to administration and finance systems, etc) - Managing stakeholder relationships and expectations, both internal and external.  The successful candidate will be required to manage a heavy workload and ensure key deliverables are identified and prioritized - Keeping up to date with external developments through individual research and engagement as required with professional bodies (e.g. Canadian Institute of Actuaries), trade associations (e.g. Insurance Ireland), and regulators (e.g. OSFI) - Ensuring familiarity with risk management programmes, as they impact on the role, and following appropriate risk management procedures to control, monitor and report on business activities - Ensuring compliance with Company policies, regulatory, professional and legal requirements   Accountabilities: - Schedule/assign audit engagements in a coordinated effort with other members of the audit management team to maximize stakeholder value - Direct and control the execution of the actuarial audit program - Direct and control the execution of the ICOFR effectiveness testing program - Monitor progress of individual assignments and manage any timing problems or budget over-runs - Review completed files to ensure quality of work completed, completeness and appropriateness of audit issues and recommendations raised and adherence to Function standards - Review results of actuarial engagements with appropriate management - Present engagement findings and recommendations to management; manage finalization of written reports - Track audit findings and issues, and work with Management to verify closure of outstanding deficiencies - Oversee production of periodic status reports on progress against plan - Participate in various high risk Project Committees as required - Contribute to the management of the Function - Provide regular feedback to staff reporting to the position through regular performance appraisals, and work with staff to ensure appropriate development and training is provided - Ensure the maintenance of an appropriate staff complement; lead recruiting efforts when required   Qualifications and Competencies: - FCIA designation, with minimum 5 years of experience - Prior experience in a variety of actuarial roles (e.g. Pricing, Valuations, etc) would be an advantage, as would prior exposure to a variety of products (e.g. Insurance, Investment, etc), customer propositions (e.g. Individual and Group Customer), and geographies (e.g. Canada, US, etc) - Sound business judgment in assessing issues and developing recommendations - Strong understanding of key risks and processes in actuarial areas - Good understanding of financial reporting controls - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written - Strong leadership and management skills; thinks strategically - Strong relationship skills; demonstrated ability to deal effectively with staff at all levels - Results oriented; balances multiple priorities and projects - Ability to identify key issues in a complex situation - Commitment to quality   Other - Team of 3 actuarial auditors currently report to this position - Primary work location for this position is in London - Some travel may be required, mostly within Canada   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2020-19099
Job Locations CA-ON-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/23/2020 2:52 PM)
  To succeed is this role the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to step up in the complexity and level at which they analyze and problem solve. This Senior level role  presents an ideal opportunity for a strong, experienced accounting professional to demonstrate their ability at a higher level and make an impact across our organization.   Role Description   Canada Life is currently looking for a Senior Financial Reporting Analyst to join our Global IFRS 17 (Insurance Contracts) accounting team. This role is located in London, Ontario and may require occasional travel to Winnipeg and/or Toronto.  This is your opportunity to join one of Canada's Top 100 employers working with a dedicated group of professionals focused on improving the physical, mental and financial well-being of Canadians.   At Canada Life customers are at the centre of what we do.   Reporting to the Director, Accounting Lead IFRS 17, the Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will support the implementation of technology, operations and process planning relating to accounting matters under the new insurance contracts standard, IFRS 17  The Analyst will play a key role in the implementation of an Insurance Contracts subledger and financial reporting database addressing IFRS 17 and other reporting and analytical requirements for the Canadian Division. This position plays a critical role in transformation of the results and analysis to an IFRS 17 basis for the Canadian Division. This opportunity is perfect for a driven and effective individual to gain exposure and understanding regarding required IFRS 17 changes and impact our Organization on a national level.     Accountabilities:  - Support the development of required accounting feeds for systems included in the scope of the IFRS 17 technology architecture - Develop reconciliations and testing plans/procedures to support the Canadian IFRS 17 team (“the team”) in data integration activities for IFRS 17 - Analysis, investigation and resolution of accounting issues arising during the testing and implementation of new accounting technology and processes - Supports the development of the Canadian Division master data feeds and governance - Work closely with the Director, Accounting Lead IFRS 17 to represent Canada in the global of development of subledger account structures and changes to the existing Chart of Accounts and the implementation of new accounting policies - Assists the team to insure role-based security including business role design, segregation of duties and monitoring of ICOFR is implemented for the IFRS 17 accounting systems - Supports the development of management reporting in a new reporting environment - Indirect leadership of 1-3 team members through the testing and remediation phases of the new process implementation   Qualifications and Competencies:   - Post-secondary degree in Business/Finance, professional accounting designation (Chartered Professional Accountant) or in pursuit of same, would be considered an asset - Minimum 5 years of accounting experience, those with experience in an SAP environment are preferred - Experience with financial solutions - Demonstrated ability to effectively articulate issues in a timely and professional manner - Strong attention to detail in assessing financial information - Ability to adapt and learn new processes and tasks - Excellent organizational & time management skills, with ability to assess and prioritize multiple responsibilities and work with limited supervision - Knowledge and efficient use of MS Office suite such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2020-18910
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto | CA-MB-Winnipeg | CA-ON-London
Posted Date 4 days ago(3/31/2020 3:37 PM)
Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: London, Winnipeg & Toronto   Role Description Are you looking for an IT Audit role the goes beyond ITGCs and compliance assessments?  Are you in IT Operations looking to make a difference with improvement opportunities you have identified?  If you want to expand your breadth and depth in the systems environment this is an ideal role for you.   This unique growth opportunity will provide the incumbent with broad exposure to systems, operations, and management throughout the Company, a wide variety of projects in a professional team-oriented environment, and the potential for positive impact on company processes and controls.   Reporting to the Director Information Systems Audit, the Manager, Internal Audit Systems, will be responsible for the effective management and delivery of the assigned portfolio of information systems, technology and security audits across all IT functions and lines of business for Canada Life.  This role will provide the opportunity to combine your technical, auditing and people skills to effectively advise and support the enterprise on risk related matters.    Accountabilities: - Lead information systems audits by developing and executing comprehensive risk based audit plans that consider objectives, scope, deliverables, approach, resourcing and schedule. - Simultaneously manage work on multiple client engagements of varying size, scope and complexity. - Execute assigned audit activities independently and/or managing a team/third party to the successful completion of the audit as required. - Ensure audit reports are written timely to a consistent high standard of quality. - Develop a thorough understanding of the business, risks and processes for assigned areas. - Identify emerging issues that may impact the audit plan. - Work as part of the global IS Audit team, and participate in global and multi-entity IS audits. - Provide guidance, direction and support to other functional area audit staff as required. - Collaborate with Operations audit teams on audits of significant projects by addressing various system development and implementation risks. - Provide input and recommendations to the director in developing risk based annual audit plans. - Ensure audit findings clearly articulate risk, root cause, and are documented accurately in the audit findings database. Monitor management response and manage timely follow-up for corrective action/progress. - Contributing to other practice initiatives, including but not limited to knowledge sharing, training, and practice management activities.   Qualifications and Competencies: - University degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent required. - CISA, is required.  CISSP, CISM, CRISC, or CIA are also considered an asset. - 7+ years of progressive industry-specific experience is required. Experience working in a Big Four accounting firm, Financial Services Institution or in a relevant IT environment is preferred.  - Knowledge and experience in IT Engineering & Operations and Security. - In-depth hands-on technical knowledge of technical environments:  Networking, Security Infrastructure (FW, IDS/ IPS, SIEM), Mainframe, Unix, and Windows environments is an asset. - Experience in auditing current and emerging technologies and cyber related risks. - Experience in auditing “Full Stack” - hardware, software, systems, applications and processes. - Requires strong knowledge and experienced skill sets in auditing using relevant frameworks:  COBIT, ITIL, ISO 2700x, and NIST frameworks. - Knowledge and experience with Agile and Dev/Ops methodologies, and cloud applications, RPA. - Experience in using automation and data analytics tools including ACL, advanced Excel, Tableau, etc. - Strong interpersonal, leadership skills and experience developing relationships with auditees. Motivated, self-starter with a passion to learn and embracing new challenges. - Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization. - Excellent analytical skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task and ability to work with minimal supervision. - Proven ability to build and maintain trusted collaborative business relationships with the ability to engage and influence others. - Ability to manage multiple resources across a variety of time zones in a matrix structure. - Previous experience managing a team would be considered an asset.   Due to the high profile of a number of our clients, a Federal Government Enhanced Screening is a job requirement and this will involve fingerprinting and a credit check and will require your consent to fully participate in the process.   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.      Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 
Job ID
2020-18781
Job Locations CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 4 days ago(4/1/2020 7:35 AM)
DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW   GWLRA’s Corporate Finance Department is a 26 person team under the leadership of Brigitte Lazarko spanning multiple disciplines in the running of various facets of the operations of GWLRA.  Included in this group are Banking and Treasury, Accounts Payable, Centralized Processing, and Corporate Reporting.  All the teams support our 9 regional offices across the country, US owned subsidiaries of GWLRA, and the GWLRA Executive team.  We also provide reporting to Great-West Lifeco as a wholly owned subsidiary of GWL.   POSITION OVERVIEW   Reporting to the Manager, Corporate finance, this role will be located in the GWLRA Winnipeg office. As GWLRA continues with its growth initiative, we are looking for a strong technical accountant to join the Corporate Reporting team to assist with financial reporting matters.  This position will play a key role in accounting for new financial reporting structures and entities (as a result of the growth initiative), be responsible for reporting to the GWLRA Executive team, assist in researching the accounting treatment of transactions, and assist in the audit process.   RESPONSIBILITIES Primary responsibilities include: - Preparation of monthly Consolidated Financial Statements, including elimination entries and foreign currency translation - Maintain and track intercompany balances to ensure compliance with tax planning - Document analysis of US GAAP to IFRS differences and record adjustments in the financial statements - Preparation of financial reports on operations to various members of the GWLRA Executive team - Assist in the research of new IFRS accounting standards as well as analyze the accounting treatment of transactions for clients - Assist in the coordination and maintenance of Finance Policies & Procedures including in the preparation and revisions of accounting policies based upon new IFRS standards - Assist in the audit process over properties as well as provide information as part of the Lifeco audit - Preparation for the billing and recovery of costs from properties, working with regional finance teams to adjust as required - Analysis of corporate results in comparison to budget to be provided to various members of the Executive team  KEY ATTRIBUTES AND STRENGTHS - Superior technical accounting knowledge in IFRS - Ability to assess and subsequently deliver on unstructured tasks - Superior customer service skills - Exceptional skills in the use of formulas and functions of Microsoft Excel and Access - Handling of confidential information  EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE -  CPA designation or CFE exam eligible - Experience with documentation of processes from an audit perspective - Experience with implementation of new accounting standards - Experience with multi-level organizational structures and their consolidations - Experience in leading or coordinating audit engagements is required Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.       Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2019-18706
Job Locations CA-ON-London
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/27/2020 10:58 AM)
Role Description Do you have a passion for helping people become more productive, and efficient with technology? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to engage with, and provide support to some of the most entrepreneurial, upbeat, high-energy people you’ll ever meet in your life? Accountabilities: - Becoming a subject matter expert in Salesforce - Keeping abreast of changes and enhancements in Salesforce - Performing trouble shooting, problem solving, and training - Diagnosing technical issues and escalating as necessary - Providing exceptional customer service over the phone and via email - Communicating in a professional and courteous manner with a diverse group of users - Capturing call/email details into a ticket tracking system Qualifications and Competencies: - A great listener, who is comfortable providing support to a wide range of users - Service Desk or Help Desk experience will be considered an asset - Experienced in training on technological procedures and practices is an asset - Demonstrated analytical and issue resolution skills - Planning and organization skills - Excellent communicator, both verbally and written in English & French - Self-motivated, takes initiative - Enjoy a strong team-focused working environment - Demonstrated ability to work within tight deadlines - Experience working within Salesforce, or other Customer Relationship Management tools would be considered an asset - Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)  - This position may require shift work Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.       Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 
Job ID
2019-18703
Job Locations CA-ON-London
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/27/2020 10:47 AM)
Reporting to the VP, Strategic Initiatives, Planning & Delivery, the Manager, Advisor Messaging is responsible for guiding the development of communication for advisors, advisor support and operations teams; field support, field management and leadership, collaborating with Customer Experience & Marketing, and Group Customer to ensure IC and GC customer and advisor messages are aligned with the Advisory Network (AN) business objectives   The role requires the incumbent to review all content to ensure accuracy and delivery of appropriate messages; maintain messaging strategy and ensures strategy is applied consistently throughout all communications.; be accountable for technical skill development of communication staff and administrators (team of about 5); oversee the coordination and delivery of all field-facing communications and the overall communication calendar by channel (air traffic control); play leadership role in working with Individual Customer (IC) and Group Customer (GC) Marketing, Corporate and Brand teams on IC, GC and Corporate advisor and customer messaging; and ensure stakeholders receive appropriate and high-quality support from the team.    Accountabilities:   - Develop communication plans, ensuring that messages and approaches align with the distinct needs and expectations of AN leadership, support and advisors, but with an eye to effectiveness and efficiency across the channels - Hold the master message narrative for advisors and advocate for its use across all communications. - Lead and direct the reference guide of initiative specific messages that can be used by shared services to ensure efficiency and alignment of messages - Lead the communications team, attract, motivate and develop talent (writing, presentations and project management skills) - Define efficient work processes within the team and across IC, GC, Corporate Communications and Digital Hub partners while building strong relationships - Provides input into marketing strategies and tactics in all initiatives - Prioritizes work with AN leadership - Understands marketing and brand strategies, communicates with distribution teams - Identifies emerging tools / media / channels for communicating with customers, and advocates for investments to enhance marketing and communication capabilities - Socialize a shared dashboard of analytics and insights on advisor engagement with communication deliverables - Maintain a calendar of communications and messaging across the AN, and actively manages volume and impact and balances conflicts to promote message clarity and impact     Qualifications and Competencies: - 7+ years of marketing & communications experience. - Marketing degree, Business Communication, Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing, Communication studies, Brand communications or equivalent experience. - Cross-functional knowledge/expertise; understands the business - Demonstrated ability to translate technical details and industry jargon into simple language easily understood and absorbed by various customers (customers, advisors) - Strong pulse on emerging media; effective means of engaging customers, holding their attention - Strong facility in emerging media; experience in designing campaigns that garner customer attention and increases engagement - Understands different marketing and communication needs of various customer audiences - Track record of collaboration and responsiveness in supporting proposals or finalist presentation needs; develops effective messages and materials that help us close sales - Broad knowledge of all aspects of marketing and communications (e.g. creative, production, product/service content creation and messaging, etc.) - Consistent demonstration of a collaborative orientation; is flexible and open to others’ ideas; can develop multiple options and is willing to work with others to refine ideas - Structured and analytical planning approach; designs appropriate work-back schedules to drive effective implementation - Applies a structured process to arrive at creativity    Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.       Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 
Job ID
2019-18684
Job Locations CA-ON-London | CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/19/2020 9:00 AM)
Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: London or Toronto   Role Description The leader of the Individual Insurance Non Par Valuation team within the Chief Actuary, Canada area provides independent oversight of all actuarial activities related to Individual Insurance Non Par liabilities and capital reporting by establishing and monitoring actuarial processes, practices and the application of sound professional judgment for the Individual Insurance products and business. The role is critically important in ensuring liabilities and capital within the business line are appropriate, including ensuring that the results are in line with our risk appetite. This includes ensuring compliance with all related internal policies, professional standards and regulatory guidelines.   Additionally, this role is accountable for actuarial components including research, assumptions, and methodologies for the Canadian Individual Insurance Non Par products.    This is accomplished through the following related to Individual Insurance Non Par products: - Leadership of the valuation and setting of insurance contract liabilities - Leadership of the research studies - Leadership of the detailed analysis of components (e.g. mortality, policyholder behaviour, etc.) of the liability movements to help identify emerging experience - Leadership of the Basis Change Reviews that are completed at least annually - Leadership of the liability cash flow information provided for our quarterly CFVM testing, including an understand of the results produced by the ALM team - Analysis and sub-certification of the Appointed Actuary’s reports and MCCSR/LICAT - Providing information to VP, IC FM and Chief Actuary Canada sufficient to support attestations, certifications and representations on ICOFR - Oversight and sub-certification of the assumptions and modeling used within product pricing - Contributing to the effective implementation of the risk management framework - Assist in meeting regulatory accountabilities, including the application of actuarial standards of practice   Required Capabilities - 10+ years of related experience - Must be a Fellow, Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow, Society of Actuaries - Must possess and maintain a very high level of actuarial expertise, staying educated/up-to-date with respect to Canadian actuarial practices and methods and OSFI guidelines - Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate findings to educate other leaders to ensure appropriate outcomes - Communications skills that enable sharing complex concepts to less technical audiences in a manner that is readily understood and meaningfully relates to business priorities - Participate in the leadership of the business as a collaborative partner that thinks and acts beyond the narrow bounds of a division or function, while ensuring credibility and effective influence on matters related to actuarial activities and complex concepts - Contribute to vigorous and productive leadership discourse, while actively supporting group decisions and promoting strong team spirit - Able to foster collaborative relationships across functions and the business and facilitate cooperation. This is especially important given accountability of this role to identify issues and opportunities, and to provide detailed analysis to Individual Customers valuation results, risks, and adequacy tests. - Ability to partner closely with leaders in Individual Customer as well as Risk Leaders - Demonstrated ability to influence teams where resources do not all report directly into the function (i.e. where significant direction comes from other functions) - Has the ability to develop highly effective long-term plans in line with the company’s strategic objectives; highly adept at setting goals and determining priorities, and identifying potential risks and opportunities - Ability to link accountabilities and plans to the broader strategy and running of the business - Be able to establish appropriate priorities for the team and monitor and influence progress to be able to achieve necessary goals - Attracts, motivates and develops talent to build the right team to meet strategic direction and tomorrow’s needs   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.       Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2019-18654
Job Locations CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/20/2020 3:54 PM)
Role Description The company is fully engaged in the work required to transition to IFRS 17, the new Insurance accounting standard that is to come in on January 1st, 2022.  This standard is a massive undertaking that will transform the processes for calculating actuarial liabilities, the systems used, and the financial disclosure and reports presented. This role will be instrumental in implementing this standard by designing and subsequently operating the appropriate processes, systems and controls.   As part of the IFRS 17 transformation program, you will help to design processes systems and controls for delivering financial disclosures to the board, the regulator and other external parties.  You will be involved in defining the modelling and data requirements so business units can ensure that the relevant data will be available when needed.  The role requires a good understanding of the accounting standard, frequent communication with the business units to explain interpretations and provide guidance, and participation in several task forces/committees at the program level or at the CIA or CLHIA level to support collaboration on the best way forward. Accountabilities:   - Lead and support the formulation of business requirements for the corporate team’s deliveries to the board and OSFI, and the data thereof: - Consider the current reporting requirements as well as the IFRS 17 analysis that OSFI are likely to require, taking account of relevant statements made by OSFI and other regulators. - Consider the requirements of the Appointed Actuary’s reports, and any other regular and key external reporting activities such as submissions to rating agencies or investors. - Compare the identified data requirements to the existing interpretation of what is currently provided or will be requested for the IFRS 17 Chart of Accounts, then deliver a gap analysis setting out the additional data requirements - Lead the design and implementation of internal controls over the new process - Consider processes used to validate the accuracy of results, to evidence the relevant audit trail and to analyse the movements between periods and track the drivers of changes - Consider new best-practice processes and controls together with the processes and controls already performed for current reporting - Determine the model & system developments which may be needed to support the additional disclosures. Support the development of the relevant analysis toolkit. - Provide guidance on the prioritisation of the data requirements, considering the complexity of the requirements, the ease with which data may be available to the business units, and the likely significance of the required data. Qualifications and Competencies: - Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, or equivalent - Excellent understanding of financial reporting controls - Experience of designing, planning and implementing process changes in financial reporting - Prior excellency in managing complex process changes - Prior technical actuarial valuation and reporting or actuarial systems experience - Perseverance - Excellent communication - Ability to listen - Ability to cooperate and persuade - Experience of working with multidisciplinary teams - Due to the high profile of a number of our clients, a Federal Government Enhanced Screening is a job requirement and this will involve fingerprinting and a credit check. Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.       Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2019-18586
Job Locations CA-ON-London
Posted Date 4 days ago(3/31/2020 11:29 AM)
Role Description The Internal Audit Function plays the key “third line of defense” role in Great-West Lifeco’s risk framework. Providing independent assurance over the adequacy and effectiveness of controls operated to mitigate risks to the Company, the Function includes a specialty Actuarial Internal Audit Team that focuses on the Company’s actuarial processes.   The Actuarial Internal Audit Team has a Lifeco mandate: Canada, the US, and Europe & Reinsurance Divisions are all in-scope. The Team is split between Winnipeg, London (Canada), and Dublin; however it operates as a global joined-up unit. This means actuarial audit engagements are often assigned to Team members based in different geographies (e.g. Irish Life engagements may be substantially completed by members of the Winnipeg Team), and frequent multi-entity engagements require Team members to collaborate across geographies.   The actuarial processes audited by the Team include those relating to: pricing, reserving, capital stress testing, and experience studies; covering life, non-life and health insurance obligations; across a variety of direct writers and reinsurers. This means the roleholder will gain exposure to a wide range of markets, products, technical activities, and regulatory environments as part of the role.   Included in the primary responsibilities of the role will be to manage and effectively coordinate the activity of the London Team, and actively contribute to the wider success of the Function by participating in or leading strategic initiatives as required.   The exact accountabilities of the role will be tailored to reflect the capabilities and drive of the successful candidate.   The role holder will be responsible for duties that will include:     Accountabilities: - Coordinating and delivering up to 10 engagements each year; - Coordinating and delivering Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) testing each year, in support of the global programme; - Directly performing audit planning and execution for more complex engagements; - Participating in initiatives that drive efficiencies through the Function, including the development of data analytics tools to enhance the depth and breadth of audit assurance provided (e.g. from samples to full populations, from administration systems to administration and finance systems, etc); - Managing stakeholder relationships and expectations, both internal and external.  The successful candidate will be required to manage a heavy workload and ensure key deliverables are identified and prioritized; - Keeping up to date with external developments through individual research and engagement as required with professional bodies (e.g. Canadian Institute of Actuaries), trade associations (e.g. Insurance Ireland), and regulators (e.g. OSFI); and  - Ensuring familiarity with risk management programmes, as they impact on the role, and following appropriate risk management procedures to control, monitor and report on business activities. Ensuring compliance with Company policies, regulatory, professional and legal requirements.   Responsibilities   The responsibilities of the role may include:   - Schedule/assign audit engagements in a coordinated effort with other members of the audit management team to maximize stakeholder value; - Direct and control the execution of the actuarial audit program; - Direct and control the execution of the ICOFR effectiveness testing program; - Monitor progress of individual assignments and manage any timing problems or budget over-runs; - Review completed files to ensure quality of work completed, completeness and appropriateness of audit issues and recommendations raised and adherence to Function standards; - Review results of actuarial engagements with appropriate management; - Present engagement findings and recommendations to management; manage finalization of written reports; - Track audit findings and issues, and work with Management to verify closure of outstanding deficiencies; - Oversee production of periodic status reports on progress against plan; - Participate in various high risk Project Committees as required; - Contribute to the management of the Function; - Provide regular feedback to staff reporting to the position through regular performance appraisals, and work with staff to ensure appropriate development and training is provided; and - Ensure the maintenance of an appropriate staff complement; lead recruiting efforts when required.   Qualifications and Competencies: - FCIA designation, with minimum 5 years of experience; - Prior experience in a variety of actuarial roles (e.g. Pricing, Valuations, etc) would be an advantage, as would prior exposure to a variety of products (e.g. Insurance, Investment, etc), customer propositions (e.g. Individual and Group Customer), and geographies (e.g. Canada, US, etc); - Sound business judgment in assessing issues and developing recommendations; - Strong understanding of key risks and processes in actuarial areas; - Good understanding of financial reporting controls; - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; - Strong leadership and management skills; thinks strategically; - Strong relationship skills; demonstrated ability to deal effectively with staff at all levels; - Results oriented; balances multiple priorities and projects; - Ability to identify key issues in a complex situation; and - Commitment to quality.   Other - Team of 3 actuarial auditors currently report to this position. - Primary work location for this position is in London. - Some travel may be required, mostly within Canada.   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.       Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2019-18533
Job Locations CA-MB-Winnipeg | CA-ON-London
Posted Date 4 days ago(3/31/2020 11:28 AM)
Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: London and Winnipeg     Role Description Are you looking for an IT Audit role the goes beyond ITGCs and compliance assessments? If you want to expand your breadth and depth in the systems audit environment this is an ideal role for you.   This unique growth opportunity will provide the incumbent with broad exposure to systems, operations, and management throughout the Company, a wide variety of projects in a professional team-oriented environment, and the potential for positive impact on company processes and controls.   The Senior IT Auditor can be located in either London, ON or Winnipeg, MB and is responsible for effective delivery of a portfolio of audits for Canada Life.  Reporting to the Director, Internal Audit Systems, you will support a team of Audit Professionals in executing detailed audit plans, that identify potential areas risk by assessing the adequacy of internal controls, determining compliance with government regulations and internal policies and procedures, evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and identifying improvement opportunities and working with business partners to ensure appropriate risk mitigation. As part of a team committed to innovation, you will take part in establishing new ways of working, such as agile auditing techniques and data analytics, to deliver high quality impactful audits.   Accountabilities: - Carry out audit planning, test program development, execution and reporting, including: - Identifying risk and assessing control adequacy; - Recommending appropriate strategies to optimize risks, benefits and quality; - Business application development internal control reviews - Data analytics - Preparing audit reports for presentation to management; - Using of agile auditing techniques and data analytics; and - Managing time budgets for assigned audits and communicating status. - Participate in special projects as assigned  - Create and maintain a positive work environment. - Cultivate business relationships and work collaboratively with other functional areas.       Qualifications and Competencies: - Completion of a professional designation in accounting and/or a post-secondary degree or certificate in a related field - Minimum 2 years’ experience auditing systems processes, risk management and control practices - Familiarity with use of data analytics considered an asset - Knowledge of IT Governance frameworks (ie: COBIT, ITIL, NIST) is required - Working towards CISA certification is required. CIA, CPA, CA, CGA or CMA designations are considered assets  - Experience in a related field with a with a focus on information systems is considered an asset - Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Proven analytical and problem-solving skills - Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a large international team - Ability to work with minimal oversight - Excellent time management skills - Limited travel may be required   Our Story     Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.     As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.       Discover your opportunity….Apply today!    Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.     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.        Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  #Ll-KK1
Job ID
2019-18327