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Director, Financial Systems

Oxford Properties

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 1, 2021.

Why join us?

Are you looking to join a dynamic pension plan that embodies the strong values of its 500,000 members and is an industry leading global investor?    If so, we would love to tell you our story.
At OMERS we put our people first and are proud to embrace the diversity of thought and leadership that comes from having locations in Toronto, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe.  Our culture is truly one of a kind. We get stuff done, and have fun doing it!  We take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live with an ever-constant eye to the global investment markets.

The Director, Financial Systems leads OMERS Corporate Finance platform optimization and transformation program, and manages platform functional services to achieve customer service excellence, in close partnership with peer Finance and Data & Technology teams. The Director, Financial Systems reports to the Senior Advisor & Vice President, Finance Operations and is a key member of the Corporate Finance leadership team focused on delivering business value through Finance system platform capabilities.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:
• Corporate Finance system platform optimization and transformation roadmap development and implementation with Corporate Finance leadership and in partnership with Data & Technology
• Engaging with enterprise Finance roadmap development and implementation to improve enterprise Finance capability, based on clear understanding of the enterprise application platform landscape
• Contributing thought leadership to OMERS Executive Leadership, Finance and other key stakeholders
• Corporate Finance platform change management and business initiative support
• Corporate Finance platform operational and service excellence through effective Service Management, especially in support of Finance operational and calendar-driven priorities
• Improving functional process and system literacy of Corporate Finance teams and other key users
• Platform risk management, controls and compliance
• Ensuring platform capability fit with business requirements and priorities
• Finance system vendor relationships, lifecycle management, monitoring and governance
• Improving cost effectiveness through continuous process and platform improvement
• Building an effective, engaged and service-oriented Finance system team that is viewed as a trusted partner by Corporate Finance and other key stakeholders, and that contributes to OMERS culture
• Overseeing documentation of the Finance landscape, architecture, integrations and data lineage on business architecture platform in collaboration with Data & Technology Enterprise Architecture
• Facilitating successful outcomes for enterprise Finance through trusted partnerships with peer Finance groups across OMERS and understanding enterprise platform implications of their combined Finance strategy, priorities and needs
• Building collaborative relationships and enabling an effective Operating Model with key technology teams, including Business Relationship Management, Enterprise Architecture, Data & Advanced Analytics, Enterprise Service Management and Business Agility.

To succeed in this role, you have:
• 10+ years’ experience in equivalent roles in a diversity of business environments
• Post-secondary degree with a CPA designation, or equivalent experience and qualifications
• Project Management, including system implementations and integrating accounting related activities

And you demonstrate:

Existing Application Environment
• Oracle EBS Core financial platform
• Oracle PBCS Financial planning
• Oracle Concur Employee expense management
• Basware Procure to Pay
• Workiva Financial statements
• Excel4Apps Reporting and analysis
• PowerBI Analytics and performance metrics

Our story:

Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, with $109 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2019. OMERS is a jointly-sponsored pension plan, with 1,000 participating employers ranging from large cities to local agencies, and over half a million active, deferred and retired members. OMERS members include union and non-union employees of municipalities, school boards, local boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services and children’s aid societies across Ontario. Contributions to the Plan are funded equally by members and employers. OMERS teams work in Toronto, London, New York, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe – serving members and employers and originating and managing a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. 

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At OMERS inclusion and diversity means belonging. How we create a sense of belonging is through our employees and our vast network of Employee Resource Groups. Whether you are passionate about gender, pride, or visible minorities, we have groups that are focused on making a difference in all of our lives.