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Intern – Private Asset Operations – Directs (Fall 2023 – 8 month contract)

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 14, 2022.

The Opportunity

Intern – Private Asset Operations – Directs (Fall 2023 – 8 month contract)

September 2023 – April 2024

Do you want to be part of a dynamic and innovative team, work with Finance professionals from a variety of backgrounds, and partner with Investments and other key stakeholders in a global organization?

At OTPP in Finance Operations, we provide day-to-day support for investment activities and ensure the accuracy of information required for financial and management reporting. We are continually presented with new opportunities and challenges working with teams from Investments Division including Capital Markets, Equities, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Teachers’ Venture Growth, Global Funds Team, Total Fund Management, and Risk. In this role, you will be involved in many aspects of daily investment operations including accounting, asset servicing, reconciliation of transactions, investigation and resolution of discrepancies, and reporting. Additionally, you will gain exposure to one of the asset classes or functions supporting OTPP’s investment strategy. If you are a self-starter who enjoys the challenges of a fast-paced environment, thrives on change and prides yourself on your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, we are keen to help you demonstrate this potential.

Who you’ll work with

The Private Asset Operations – Directs team provides investment support for direct private investments, including private equity, loans, and real estate.  This includes consolidation of Cadillac Fairview transactions and oversight over wholly owned and externally managed subsidiaries within each investment structure.

We are a dynamic team of finance professionals from varied backgrounds including CPA, CFA, MBA, HBA, B.Comm and B.Sc.  We provide accounting and operational services and support to OTPP as well as middle office analysis for various stakeholders across OTPP.  You will report to an experienced leader who manages the daily operational flow and deadlines for the Private Asset Operations – Directs team and will be providing you with coaching and mentoring during your term.  You will also receive daily guidance and mentoring from your peers as you progress through your term and liaise with teams across OTPP as well as external service providers.   

What you’ll do

You will contribute to the day-to-day activities of Private Asset Operations – Directs team, including to but not limited to the following:

  • Executing, booking and processing transactions or trades, including settlements, commitments, fundings, distributions, collateral, and premium and fee payments
  • Preparation of cash flow reporting, forecasting, and liquidity and risk analyses
  • Preparation of reports, reconciliations and financial analysis for internal stakeholders
  • Preparation of daily and month-end packages including all supporting documentation
  • Maintaining and monitoring a sufficient internal control and risk management structure
  • Assisting management in the implementation of divisional or corporate objectives and projects
  • Other duties as requested

What you’ll need

  • Must be enrolled in 3rd / 4th year and returning back to your studies after your work term is completed
  • An Accounting, Finance or Investment concentration is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Microsoft Office (ie. Excel, Word, Outlook) experience required
  • Self-starter who is capable of thriving in a fast paced environment
  • Innovative, forward thinking abilities required
  • Interest in pursuing a CPA or CFA is an asset (time in qualifying teams will count towards CPA practical requirements)

What we’re offering

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development through lunch and learns and online learning through Degreed which offers thousands of courses on a variety of different subjects
  • Student led team building events on a monthly basis
  • Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

At Ontario Teachers', we are a globally minded organization and take pride 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 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 is November 25, 2022.

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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