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Process Improvement Specialist
 
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CANADA;
Job Category: Accounting and Finance ; Analysis and Research, Accounting and Finance ; Cost Accounting, Accounting and Finance ; Accountant
Job Industry: Insurance, Management Consulting, Financial Services and Banking
Job Career Level: Experienced , Management , Executive
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2013
Contact E-mail:  sarah.roy@gwl.ca
 
Position Overview:

This full-time, permanent position presents an exciting opportunity to play a leadership role in developing and implementing process improvements within I.S. Financial Management. The Process Improvement Specialist will develop initiatives to increase quality and productivity, decrease cost and cycle times, and contribute directly to achieving the organization’s financial targets and strategic objectives.

Focused on process improvement initiatives, this role provides a unique opportunity to advance change, gain exposure to the entire Information Services organization and further develop leadership and change management competencies such as analysis, planning, critical thinking and communications.

Key Accountabilities:

Process Improvements: lead process and system improvements by identifying needs and contributing to the design, implementation, and management of new initiatives using a variety of analytical methods
Positive Leadership: Influence and lead others through the various stages of process improvements by building and motivating high-performing teams, guiding behavior through coaching and mentorship, and empowering others while demonstrating high levels of integrity and personal accountability
Financial Reporting and Planning: support IS Executive and the organization in achieving their objectives by providing meaningful interpretation of financial and other statistical data.
Financial Policy, Procedures and Systems: design and support the framework for tracking and recovering I.S. expenses from lines of business consumers. This includes maintaining equitable cost sharing arrangements and systems for charging I.S. expenses to consumers.

Qualifications and Competencies:

• Must have a professional accounting designation (CMA, CGA or CA)
• Minimum 4 years of directly related experience with a proficiency in financial analysis, performance analytics, communicating financial results, designing financial policies and controls
• Demonstrated initiative (self-starter) with the ability to influence others
• Proven leadership ability gained through either direct or indirect talent management
• Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities
• Superior interpersonal skills; demonstrated through excellent communication skills and building and maintaining efficient and effective teams
• Meticulous attention to detail with strong time management and organizational skills
• Service orientated with a positive outlook and the ability to adjust and adapt in a fluid environment

Company Description:

Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of 12 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

We foster a culture where a wide range of professionals – in finance, accounting, general business and actuarial disciplines, for example – are learning, growing, and shaping their careers to achieve their personal and professional goals.

We’re an organization that cares for our customers, our staff and our communities. You can grow your career with us while giving, growing and connecting with the world around us.

There’s more than meets the eye with our organization. We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.

Discover your opportunity. Apply with cover letter and resume to sarah.roy@gwl.ca before February 8, 2013.

We are committed to employing a diverse workforce and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


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