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Intern – Finance Due Diligence Advisory (4 or 8 month contract)

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 25, 2020.

The opportunity

January 2021 – August 2021

Are you interested in learning more about the investment lifecycle of hedge funds and private equity funds? As an intern in the Finance – Due Diligence & Advisory role, you will have an immersive work experience where you can apply your analytical and problem-solving skills, independent thinking, time management, and communication skills. Gain exposure to a broad spectrum of asset classes, various investment strategies and fund structures, as well as the investment operations that support them! In the role, you will get to work side by side with highly experienced operational due diligence professionals with backgrounds in audit, counterparty risk, investments, accounting, valuation, and investment operations.

Who you’ll work with

The Due Diligence & Advisory group (DDA) supports the Investment department by conducting operational due diligence on fund managers and the key service providers to the external manager program; providing value-add advisory to our internal and external partners; and managing the operational processes associated with investing these funds.   In this role you’ll get to interact with the Investment, Financial Operations, Tax and Legal teams and will work in the Toronto office reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst within a team of 12. 

What you’ll do

As an intern in DDA, you’ll support the team in all aspects of it’s day-to-day work. This includes:

  • Assisting the team with preparation and documentation of external manager and service provider due diligence
  • Updating internal systems with relevant information and key points from ongoing due diligence activities
  • Work with the team to ensure deal tracking tools are properly maintained and ongoing monitoring activities are completed on time
  • Help prepare monthly reports for the Chief Financial Officer and other relevant information for inclusion in oversight committee presentations

What you’ll need

  • Progress (2nd/3rd year) towards a relevant university degree (e.g. business degree with accounting focus) with a demonstrated record of academic and extracurricular achievement.
  • Interest in/progress towards the CPA, CFA, and/or CAIA designation is desired
  • Attention to detail with a strong ability to multi-task while maintaining a high work standard
  • Good priority setting and time management skills
  • Strong interest in asset management industry and investment products
  • Proficient use of MS Office products and CRM-type tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What we’re offering

  • .An inclusive and welcoming work environment 
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development, including lunch and learns, networking and online learning through Degreed, which offers thousands of resources on various different subjects 
  • Student-led team building events on a monthly basis  
  • Several forums, including Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), for colleagues to connect, share ideas and build community 
  • Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis 


Ontario Teachers’ is a globally minded organization and we take pride in 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 #2946. The following documents are required to be uploaded with your application:

  • Resume
  • Copy of your 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 17th, 2020.

Please note that as part of our eligibility criteria it is required you are available to begin on or before January 4th, 2021 for onboarding and training purposes.

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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