Assistant Controller
TMX Group Limited
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9d ago

The Corporate Finance & Administration team is the source of enterprise performance management (EPM) and provides corporate centre of excellence services in the disciplines around treasury, transaction services, tax, enterprise portfolio management, financial data applications and administration services for the organization.

The EPM team also leads the organization’s planning, forecasting, enterprise financial data analytics practice and supports the Company’s corporate shared services functions on financial management, business plans and analysis.

The Finance Reporting group is seeking an Assistant Controller to provide the VP, Corporate Controller and Finance Operations with assistance on all financial-

related tasks. The ideal candidate has excellent technical accounting and analytical skills, as well as a passion for problem solving complex issues.

The successful candidate is detail-oriented, self-directed, able to quickly adapt to change, can prioritize multiple tasks at once and successfully meet all internal and external deadlines.

The individual should demonstrate big picture thinking, exhibit discretion in all corporate matters, take on various roles when needed, and possess a can-do attitude.

Job Description

Reporting to the VP, Corporate Controller and Finance Operations, this is a key role that ensures the accuracy, completeness and timely completion of the accounting for the TMX Group financial statements and includes the following :

in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and specifically International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

builds relationships and works collaboratively with the finance business partners, tax team, treasury team and various non-

financial departments to understand all of the inputs into the financial statements, to ensure that the appropriate accounting treatment has been consistently applied and to provide a holistic enterprise wide view of the financial results

partners with and provides guidance to the financial reporting group on complex accounting issues

drives and implements process improvements to all accounting processes that contribute to the TMX Group financial statements, for month end, quarter end and year end close

leads all changes to Workday, the accounting system, that relate directly to financial reporting

understands thoroughly the TMX Group accounting policies, and ensures everyone in the accounting and finance group also understand and comply with these policies

Key Accountabilities

Manager and developer of people

Provide direct supervision to accounting staff - plan, align and direct the work of the team

Provide coaching, mentorship, and constructive feedback, while also recognizing employee accomplishments

Conduct performance reviews on a regular basis and work with staff to develop individual development plans

Work to create a positive work environment that emphasizes accuracy and strict adherence to accounting procedures and controls

Process improvement champion and change agent

Evaluate the existing accounting processes that are inputs into the preparation of thefinancial statements and drive improvements to existing workflows resulting in improved accuracy, efficiencies and / or cost savings

Evaluate the existing month end, quarter end and year end processes and implements improvements that result in faster publication of the financial statements

Cultivate a continuous improvement mindset within the F&A department

Accounting and analytics

Full P&L and balance sheet variance analysis, management reporting, and budgeting / forecasting of supported BUs

Lead the development and implementation of performance measures, monitor and adjust on a regular basis

Ensure all financial information that populates the BU and / or legal entity financial statements is accurate and complete, including month-

end and quarter-end analyses

Work with the Transaction Services & Treasury teams to ensure accounting treatment of transactions is accurate and complete in the general ledger

Ensure that the quarterly and annual financial statements and other financial information fairly present the financial condition and results of the BU and / or legal entity

Work with the external auditors on quarterly reviews and annual audits

Financial Reporting

Ownership of the monthly, quarterly and annual production of financial statements for the legal entities and their subsidiaries

Ownership of the consolidation process for the BU

Ownership of the financial aspects and submissions of the various recognition orders including translation and financial ratio reporting and forecasting for the BUs

Act as one of the IFRS subject matter experts and provide research on accounting issues, as required, and maintain current knowledge of accounting, legal, procedural and technology developments as they relate to the BU

Prepare various supplementary schedules, analyze and proof the quarterly and annual MD&A, Press releases, Investor Relation’s presentations, CEO and CFO communications with shareholders and analysts, Annual Information Return and Annual Report as they relate to respective BU

Accounting system finance administrator

Responsible for all financial accounting and reporting system configuration including accounting rules, custom validation, translation rules and security rules and compliance.

Strong understanding of systems workflows and process steps in order to makerecommendations for improvements and approval of all changes

Stay up to date on all Workday system enhancements and product releases

Find and implement accounting process efficiencies through automation and leveraging the Workday platform


Key control within the CEO / CFO certification process

Assist the Corporate finance & development team with any projects

Integration of centralized accounting and financial reporting services arising from acquisitions

Staff :

1 direct report and shared oversight of 1-2 indirect report(s)

Critical skills in order to succeed in the role :

In depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Strong decision making and critical thinking skills

Strong people manager

Relationship builder and collaborator

Excellent ability to influence with a collaborative nature communication / interpersonal skill

Highly motivated team player

Self starter

Highly analytical (ability to deal with complex issues, break down into component pieces in order to analyze appropriately)

Good presentation skills

Excellent organization skills

Must Have Skills

Extensive knowledge with 5 to 10 years of progressive finance experience

University graduate plus a CPA designation is preferred

Strong financial analysis skills, ability to undertake research

Able to work effectively across organizational lines and promotes an effective team-based environment with employees and management at all levels of the organization

Strong and experienced leadership capabilities

Strong organizational, analytical and conceptual skills

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

Superior technical skills, including Excel (pivot tables, model building, model auditing), general ledger and performance mgmt. systems

Effective and positive management style supporting staff through example, coaching and development

Results oriented and the ability to work under tight deadlines, and manage competing priorities

Attention to detail

Customer service orientation


Corporate Finance - 7 year(s)

Accounting - 7 year(s)

Knowledge of Workday, MSGP Dynamics, BI360, Clarity, Wdesk and Sungard Integrity Financial Systems

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