Financial Analyst

Job description


The Berkshire Hathaway brand is synonymous with trust, integrity, prudent risk taking and doing business the right way. Like all great brands, ours continues to be forged based on the actions of our people – every one of us – who live it day to day and over time. Our financial strength enables us to provide consistent capacity and innovative, tailored solutions. It enables us to underwrite large, complex risks long term – and gives our customers the utmost confidence in the way we do business.

Berkshire Hathaway Group, Reinsurance Division (BHG Re) is a leading provider of life retrocession to Reinsurers from the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. We are a unique organization, financially strong and diversified, with an appetite for large risks and a long investment horizon, more accepting of volatility. We specialize in individual life and critical illness reinsurance. BHG Re provides a collaborative and supportive culture where you can learn and grow.

About the role:
We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. We are looking for a well- spoken, confident and outgoing individual to join us as a Financial Analyst for 1 year. The Financial Analyst is responsible for the timely and accurate payment of invoices, and for maintaining appropriate records for accounting and audit purposes. The successful candidate will also be expected to reconcile financial statement accounts, assist in departmental projects, and participate in ad hoc projects as they arise. This position reports to the Divisional Manager, Finance and will also provide assistance to the entire Finance team. Financial experience would be an asset.

Key responsibilities of the role (include but not limited to):

  • Process invoices for payment by ensuring invoices were properly approved;
  • Code invoices to proper accounts and departments;
  • Maintain a complete and accurate listing of expenses and accounts payable;
  • Prepare supporting schedules for accounting journal entries;
  • Prepare month-end reconciliations;
  • Assist with the co-ordination of the Annual Operating Expense Budget;
  • Analyze and provide commentary on actual expenses and variances;
  • Prepare cost centre reports for management;
  • Investigate and respond to expense queries;
  • Maintain fixed asset listing and depreciation schedule;
  • Compile monitoring control reports for management;
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis as required.

What you will bring to the role:

  • Completed post-secondary education, preferably in accounting/Finance;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Have a strong attention to detail and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines;
  • One to two years working experience in an accounting function would be an asset;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: From $1.00 per year


  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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Berkshire Hathaway Group Reinsurance Division