New Grad - Investment Services Administrator, Treasury Operations (12 month contract)

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Job role
New Grad - Investment Services Administrator, Treasury Operations (12 month contract)

The opportunity

New Grad - Summer 2021

Are you graduating soon and looking for an opportunity to grow your experience & further accelerate your career? Are you interested in working for a reputable global organization with a highly collaborative culture in financial services?

Then you will want to learn more about Investment Services Administrator, Treasury Operations position in our new Graduate program at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan! This newly created program has been designed for students who are in their final year of study and graduating in 2021 or graduated in 2020.

Our Graduate program provides students fresh out of university with:
  • Access to a robust training program as part of your onboarding!
  • Exclusive New Grad Events
  • Webinars with opportunities to hear from our executive team
  • Paid vacation days
  • Competitive salary and incentives
  • Corporate discounts through our Edvantage program & Perkopolis
  • Access to hundreds of online learning courses through Degreed

Who you'll work with

Ontario Teachers' Treasury Operations team within Finance Operations is responsible for overseeing 300+ bank accounts across multiple legal entities and 30+ currencies that are currently required to support various investment strategies within the plan. The team's objective is to ensure timely and quality reporting of investment cash and financial reports with a focus on controls and risk mitigation.

As the Investment Services Administrator, you will gain a breadth of knowledge within a fast pace Finance Operations team. This role requires strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to communicate with multiple internal teams, our banks, and with counterparties. It also carries a high degree of responsibility as the dollar value of transactions is significant and errors can result in large losses for the fund which may not be recoverable.

Ontario Teachers' Treasury Operations team consists of 9 people led by the Senior Manager, Treasury Operations. The Investment Services Administrator in this position will report to the Manager of Treasury Operations. Our team supports various Investments teams within OTPP, thus there are opportunities to interact with teams across Finance Operations who focus on trades, income management, derivatives, private investments, as well as Corporate Finance and our banks.

What you'll do
  • Participate in the production support of various processes and systems
  • Identify, analyze, respond to and resolve issues and problems
  • Demonstrate "Expert User' status in understanding department's processes and systems
  • Provide assistance to the team on complex issues and share knowledge with other team members
  • Ensure internal control standards are being met and completeness and accuracy of information
  • Check and reconcile information to ensure accuracy
  • Follow up on and resolve discrepancies
  • Act as key contributor to projects for the unit under the guidance of the Financial Analyst
  • Direct activities and tasks related to system upgrades, new releases, and bug fixes
  • Contribute to identification and carrying out improvements, including assisting Financial Analyst to research, identify and document new markets, products, processes or systems
  • Assist in development/implementation of new processes/systems
  • Collaborate on recommendations for process changes and improvements
  • Test new modules and/or functionality to ensure it meets department requirements
  • Direct initiatives to create efficiencies and effective day to day processes
  • Own components of change management or operational improvements
  • Develop and implement tests plans
  • Design, deliver and generate standard reports
  • Communicate with internal and external clients in a professional and timely manner
  • Participate in development of new requirements or processes requested by clients
  • Collaborate with Technology, Investments, service providers, consultants and/or vendors in the delivery of business as usual and projects, to meet the Plan's changing requirements
  • Maintain relationships to ensure high quality service by suppliers
  • Request/provide information as needed to established suppliers
  • Contribute to completeness and quality of team training
  • Maintain knowledge of issues and provide constructive ideas relative to Plan's operations
  • Other duties as requested

What you'll need
  • Relevant university degree (such as Accounting, Finance, Economics, Commerce) or equivalent relevant experience with Investment Finance processes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent quantitative and computer skills (Excel and Access)
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to think through problems, assess a variety of factors and recommend a solution
  • Good background skills and knowledge of accounting and reconciliation processes
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to a rapidly changing environment and sustain high productivity levels
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and very thorough
  • Self-starter, confident, innovative, standout colleague
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Enrollment in the CFA, CPA program is an asset
  • You must be graduating from your program in2020 or in 2021

What we're offering

At Ontario Teachers', we are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflects and celebrates diversity of thought, background and experience.

If you require an accommodation for the application, recruitment or interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Submit your application online at and apply to requisition #2935. The following documents are required to be uploaded with your application:
  • Resume
  • Copy of transcripts

Once your resume is uploaded, you may use the 'upload' button to attach more documents such as those required and outlined above.

You will also be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application. This portion of your application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The deadline to apply for this role is September 17, 2020.

We thank you for applying, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted. Note that candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.


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