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Senior Financial Analyst, Capital Markets Accounting Product Control (12 Month Contract)


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 9, 2020.

We’re building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world. We need talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for our clients.

At CIBC, we embrace your strengths and your ambitions so you feel empowered at work. Our team members have what they need to make a meaningful impact and feel truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.

To learn more about CIBC, please visit

Job Description

What You’ll Be Doing

The Capital Markets Accounting Team is responsible for the integrity and timeliness of the Capital Markets business units’ financial reporting.  In this role you will report to the senior manager within the accounting team of the Finance Controllership group. In addition, you will also be accountable for working with project teams to align procedures and technologies across geographies and lines of businesses with a mindset to optimize processes and eliminate process inefficiencies and redundancies. You will embody the CIBC’s One Finance Vision and Guiding Principles.

How You’ll Succeed

  • Accounting and Controls – You drive accurate, complete, and timely inputs to the various reporting groups. Provide accounts attestation and ensure all balance sheet accounts are substantiated. Inspire adherence to timing in Service Level Agreements and support the investigation and analysis of different methodologies by liaising with the Front Office, the CFO group, Accounting Policy, Reporting COE, Reconciliations COE and Operations.
  • Relationship management – You have good communication, teamwork, partnership and relationship building skills sufficient to act in a collaborative manner with team members and stakeholders from different backgrounds and experiences. You will liaise daily with Finance, Front Office and other Capital Markets’ stakeholder groups.
  • Data analytics – support accounting transformation and analysis through use of modern data mining techniques and data analytics tool.
  • Agility – You support agile accounting processes and controls to ensure timeliness and accuracy. Ensure changes in accounting policies/requirements are implemented in a controlled manner. Maintain adequate end to end process maps and detailed task manuals in accordance with best practices, regulatory requirements, SOX, and Internal Controls.

Who You Are

  • You understand that success is in the details. You notice things that others don’t. Your critical, analytical thinking skills, and sound judgement help to inform your decision making.
  • You’re a certified professional. You have current accreditation and good standing in CPA, or working towards your CPA designation, with 3+ years of relevant work experience. The CFA designation is an asset.
  • You can demonstrate experience in Capital Markets accounting, in order to support the oversight and governance functions. This includes enhancement of financial controls across multiple groups. You have strong knowledge of IFRS and Financial Reporting requirements for Financial Instruments. You understand interest rate products, customized bonds, money markets, cross currency products, equity-linked derivatives, swaps, forwards, options, futures, and other vanilla and non-standard derivative transactions. It’s an asset if you have public accounting firms experience.
  • You embrace and champion change. You’ll continuously evolve your thinking and the way you work in order to deliver your best.
  • You give meaning to data. You enjoy investigating complex problems, and making sense of information. You’re confident in your ability to communicate detailed information in an impactful way.
  • Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values – trust, teamwork and accountability. You are motivated to get to the right answers.

What CIBC Offers

At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will:

  • Thrive: Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home
  • Connect: Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration, and creativity
  • Develop: Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training
  • Prosper: Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan

What You Need to Know

  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact
  • You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit

Expected End Date


Job Location

18 York Street, 10th floor

Employment Type

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Weekly Hours