Corporate Accounting Co-op/Internship (Summer 2021)

Company : BC IMC

Job Location : Victoria, BC, CA

Posted on : 2021-01-14T00:00:00.000000000Z

Job Description :

Use your business and project management skills in a fast-growing company where you can have an impact.

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is currently seeking a Corporate Accounting co-op student/intern for the Summer 2021 work term (May to August) to provide business analysis and support the team on different initiatives.

Use your research and investment skills in a fast-growing company where you can have an impact.


BCI manages a globally diversified portfolio of assets valued at $171.3 billion and is one of Canada’s largest institutional investors.

We invest globally to support pension funds and others for more than 30 clients based in British Columbia.

We are proud to have been chosen as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and BC’s Top Employers.

These national and provincial competitions recognize employers who offer exceptional workplaces for their employees.

The Corporate Accounting co-op student/intern will work within our Corporate Accounting branch.

This is a great opportunity to gain a broad understanding and experience in areas such as business planning, vendor payment management, business analysis, and project management, along with the use of technologies and applications including Microsoft NAV, MS Office, Excel, and Share Point.


You will work with the Corporate Accounting branch in our Finance department.

The Finance department is organized into five branches: Investment Accounting, Performance Measurement, Corporate Accounting, Tax, and Business Reporting and Analytics.

The Corporate Accounting Branch is responsible for corporate financial management including accounting, budgeting, forecasting, monthly and quarterly reporting, annual audited financial statements, fair and equitable cost allocation and recovery, stewardship of Finance-related policies and procedures, certain tax filings, expense claim administration, banking and corporate treasury functions, payables and receivables management, and other projects as needed by Management and the Board.


Assist with various Finance projects, including procedural documentation

Assist with the processing of payables and receivables for the corporation, including employee reimbursement claims and vendor/customer invoices

Research best practices, provide recommendations, and work collaboratively in a team environment

Support the Corporate Accountant on other tasks as required by the Corporate Accounting department


A team player who has the drive to continue learning, excel, and grow in a team oriented and dynamic environment

Good understanding of business principles and project management methodologies

Demonstrates an ability to gather and process large amounts of data and information and present it in a clear and concise manner

Actively listens to presentations and summarizes the information in a clear and concise manner for presentation to a variety of audiences (both verbally and with written work)

Demonstrates an extremely strong work ethic and displays initiative to strive to deliver value above and beyond the job description

Has relevant prior work experience in an accounting/bookkeeping role

Pursuit of the CPA designation preferred


A fundamental knowledge of basic business management and investment-related disciplines

Enrolled in a relevant undergraduate-level program

Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing

Exhibit a high level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy, excellent product quality and attention to detail

Have an interest in investment management, a dedication to hard work, commitment to the highest ethical standards, and an eagerness to learn

Strong research skills combined with analytical and problem-solving abilities

Working knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, and SharePoint

Previous work or co-op/intern experience is preferred


Excellent career development and training including direct exposure to finance operations in an investment management setting, and working closely with Finance staff

Work with a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment

The chance to do work that will challenge and stimulate you

The development of real-world skills at one of the largest institutional investors in Canada and the world

Exposure to some of the most talented, approachable, and inspiring people in the investment industry

Time to connect with co-op students & interns at BCI – build your network and shared learning


Work term: Summer 2021 (May to August)

Department: Finance

Office Location: 750 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

Travel: if coming to Victoria for this work term, BCI will provide a fixed-rate travel allowance based on your location

Please include a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial transcript will suffice)

Application deadline: February 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm PT

This co-op/internship can be completed remotely in the event our offices remain partially closed due to COVID-19

Note: The ability to legally work full-time in Canada for the duration of your work term is a condition of employment at BCI

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