Mackenzie Investments

  • Supervisor Fund Accounting

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/7/2018 9:23 AM)
    Reference Number
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services to retail and institutional clients. The company has $60 billion in assets under management, and as part of IGM (a subsidiary of the Power Financial Group of Companies), is the largest independent asset manager in Canada, with $140 billion. We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.


    Our Vision

    Everything we do starts with the needs of investors, whether they are saving for a child’s postsecondary education, setting money aside for the future needs of a family member with a disability, or funding their own retirement. In fact, our focus is summed up in our Vision statement: We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.


    Our Values

    Our growth and success are the direct result of our employees, and we strive to create a workplace supported by the following core values: Creativity and Innovation, Strong Decision Making, Collaboration, Courage, Honesty and Integrity, Confidence and Pride.


    At Mackenzie Investments you can Build Your Career with Confidence by:

    Changing the Game:  We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them.

    Making a Smarter World: We believe in continuous learning, understanding what is most important and sharing the benefits of that knowledge.

    Being Proud: As a part of our team you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians.

    Joining an Unstoppable Team: We build teams that look out for each other, ask the best of each other and deliver the finest work.

    Learning and Growing: We offer an environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn; getting the challenges and feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities.

    Thriving in a Supportive Environment:  We have created a workplace where your efforts and career are supported by your team and your leader.

    The Fund Services division at Mackenzie Investments is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisor, Fund Accounting. We are looking for an experienced individual who has demonstrated strengths in leading a team in process re-engineering, spreadsheet/data base design and development and exception management. The successful candidate will add value through excellent people, project and change management skills.  

    Reporting to the Manager, Fund Accounting the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

    • Leading a team of Fund Accountants to ensure the timely and accurate calculation of net asset values, yields, cash reconciliations and other fund accounting output
    • Performing end of day audit checks to support the calculation of Net Asset Values including the analysis of the increase or decrease of the Net Asset Value
    • Identifying, resolving and when necessary, escalating all fund issues identified  through analysis and exception variance reporting
    • Monitoring existing controls and identifying key operational and financial risks to ensure effective controls are developed and implemented
    • Coaching and developing staff through coaching opportunities, regular feedback sessions and semi-annual performance reviews
    • Ensuring adherence with policies, procedures and regulatory requirements
    • Preparing for yearly audits, external and internal auditors and regulators
    • Assisting the Manager in staff and workflow planning to ensure proper coverage of daily work  
    • Assisting in the identification and implementation of procedural improvements and system enhancements. Updating procedural documentation as required.
    • Assisting in various ad hoc duties as necessary

    The following qualifications are required:

    •  At least 5 years work experience in the mutual fund industry with a minimum of one year at the Supervisory level
    • Post-secondary education in business/commerce or equivalent
    • Working experience with Mpower is required
    • Completed or working towards an accounting designation
    • Excellent organizational skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Advanced Excel skills in spreadsheet engineering
    • Proven leadership, coaching and mentoring skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision while meeting strict deadlines
    • Flexible and adaptable with the proven ability to learn new applications and processes quickly, identify process improvements and work on projects: think “outside the box”
    • Sound judgment, planning and decision making skills in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.
    • Proven ability to lead and manage change in an operation setting
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Power Point
    • Proficient with MS Word, Outlook and Visio
    • System conversion and implementation experience is an asset

    Internal Applicants:
    If you are interested in applying for this position please direct applications on-line using the “apply for this job” icon located at the bottom or to the left of the posting. If you would like to refer someone for the position please email the posting using the “email this job” option and have your referral indicate that they were referred by you when completing the application. All resumes should be received by November 21, 2018. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources. Please record your extension number on your resume and cover letter. The job grade for this position is 11. The referral bonus is 2.


    External Applicants: 

    We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Mackenzie Investments offers an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive base salary, performance-based bonuses, excellent benefits, recognition for your accomplishments, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.


    Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


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