Director, Accounting Policy and Advisory
Toronto, ON
2d ago

We’re building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world. We need talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for our clients.

At CIBC, we embrace your strengths and your ambitions so you feel empowered at work. Our team members have what they need to make a meaningful impact and feel truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.

To learn more about CIBC, please visit Job Description What You’ll Be Doing Reporting to the Senior Director, Accounting Policy and Advisory, the Director, Accounting Policy and Advisory will participate in the development, interpretation and implementation of CIBC’s accounting requirements with a focus on the impact that IBOR transition will have on hedge accounting and other aspects of the accounting for financial instruments.

As part of this process you will work closely with the VP Chief Accountant and will consult with and obtain input from partners in Finance (including Treasury, the Controllership teams and the CFO group teams), Technology and other impacted business areas.

As a Director, Accounting Policy & Advisory you will liaise with the Canadian Bankers Association, other banks and the External Auditors on related financial accounting and reporting issues.

How You’ll Succeed Technical Knowledge and Ability to Problem Solve You have very strong technical knowledge of the accounting for financial instruments, including hedge accounting.

You have the ability to elicit necessary information to provide value-added implementation and advisory services to internal business partners.

You are a problem-solver with strong analytical skills, and will work with project managers, other Finance teams and other business partners to lead the resolution of complex accounting and disclosure issues related to financial instruments, including the transition to IBOR.

Conceptual and organizational skills being able to see the big picture in a complex environment and translate your understanding and insights into a workable project plan Communication You have outstanding verbal and written communication skills which allows you to effectively communicate with stakeholders to identify and resolve issues.

You are able to "sell" recommendations and obtain cooperation across functional groups to achieve objectives. Being Proactive You try to anticipate challenges and you aim to provide a no-surprises’ experience to stakeholders and senior management by keeping the team apprised of issues.

Attention to Detail You’re committed to getting things right, and you speak up when things don’t make sense or you don’t understand certain information as you review disclosures which are prepared by other team members or stakeholders.

Who You Are Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values trust, teamwork and accountability.

You give meaning to data. You enjoy solving complex problems, researching new areas and making sense of information. You're confident in your ability to communicate complex information in an impactful way.

Your influence makes an impact. You know that relationships and networks are essential to success. You inspire outcomes by making yourself heard.

You're passionate about people. You find meaning in relationships, and surround yourself with a diverse network of partners.

You build trust through respect and authenticity. You're a certified professional. You have current accreditation and good standing in an accounting designation, in addition to at least 7 years of relevant work experience.

You have a strong understanding of financial instruments and IFRS and experience with the implementation of new accounting standards.

An understanding of US GAAP, SEC and OSC requirements is also beneficial. What CIBC Offers At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset.

You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well.

As part of our team, you will : Thrive : Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home Connect : Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity Develop : Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training Prosper : Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan What You Need to Know CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong.

We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact Mailbox.

careers-carrieres You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit Job Location18 York Street, 9th floor Employment TypeRegular Weekly Hours37.5

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