New Job Accounting Officer (6 Month Contract) In Ontario

Accounting Officer (6 Month Contract)
Accounting Officer (6 Month Contract)

Accounting Officer (6 Month Contract)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Requisition ID: 169086

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.

Purpose of Job:

The Accounting Officer(AO) Reconciliation, is a subject matter expert supporting the Branch and units within the Global Operations group, working in close partnership with the Domestic Branches, internal partners and various external vendors to provide specialized reconciliation services in a customer focused centralized environment.The Officer completes these functions in a timely fashion, and in compliance with governing regulations and internal Bank policies and procedures, embracing a performance-oriented culture and delivering an excellent customer experience.

Major Accountabilities:

1. Customer Experience – Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge. Provide best-in-class customer service by:
a. Maintaining a high degree of relevant, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of appropriate processes and systems; including completing internal training to maintain expertise, and reviewing all News Items, Manual and Job Aid updates, and related publications;

b. Ensuring a consistent, excellent level of service is provided within Service Level Agreement commitments;

c. Overcoming or working around obstacles that stand in the way of successful completion of difficult assignments and/or escalation of such;

d. Prioritizing inbound escalations through a triage system to help the field deliver an elevated level of customer focus.

2. Operational Effectiveness/Improvement - Foster an environment that promotes quick, flexible and timely support, while mitigating risk by:

a. Efficiently completing daily activities that contribute to volume tracking, thus ensuring optimal fulfillment of branch support needs is being provided;

b. Recognizing, and escalating to management, trends, problems and opportunities;

c. Assisting with reallocation of resources in areas requiring additional support due to unplanned activities;

d. Seeking information to resolve real, underlying needs of our customers/partners and correcting problems to avoid future recurrences;

e. Providing insight, feedback, and recommendations on plans, tools, and processes and how they can be improved;

f. Prioritizing/monitoring one’s work and recommending changes to maximize the effectiveness of such;

g. Adhering to day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook, the Guidelines for Business Conduct, Global Sales Principles, Privacy and Scotiabank’s Values

h. Achieving targeted outcomes through the maintenance of a strong focus on the task at hand and the desired results;

i. Understanding the Business Continuity Plan and contributing to its effective execution.

j. Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.

3. Development - Effectively support and champions an environment of high performance by:

a. Ensuring department and position accountabilities, objectives, and goals are understood;

b. Participating in ongoing coaching and continuously looking for development opportunities;

c. Maintaining open lines of communication with management and team;

d. Contributing to an inclusive and safe work environment;

e. Being accountable and striving to achieve goals and objectives that align to Scotiabank’s vision/values/business strategy.

4. Relationship Management - Maintain relationships with business line partners by:

a. Participating as active colleagues by working with manager in consultations with SSG units, branches, and business lines to resolve issues, remove roadblocks, reduce costs and improve services.

Education/Work Experience/Other Information:


  • Thorough listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Expert organizational and time management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Bank policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of branch services, products, and processes, and/or RBSC or OCS processes
  • Thorough knowledge of LAN/PC operations and systems (e.g. Pega, MS Office Suite, AS400, FFT, TKS. Intralink, IRIS, and others) knowledge of operating procedures as it relates to financial returns and reporting
  • Ability to work under pressure with constant interruptions
  • Must be flexible in a changing environment

Education & Accreditations:

(Post) Secondary education and/or a minimum of 1 year relevant experience is an asset

Working Conditions:

Standard office environment, with little risk of exposure to hold-ups, extortion, etc. There is a constantly changing environment (priorities and deadlines) with dynamic volumes or processing problems encountered. Work must be accurately completed, while maintaining a high level of service to customers, within agreed upon service level agreements. Non-standard working hours may be a requirement, as hours range from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Mississauga

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.