Intern – Derivatives Operation (4 or 8, or12 month contract) Job at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan – in Toronto, ON

The opportunity

September 2021 – December 2021/April 2022/September 2022

Are you interested in learning about complex financial products in a dynamic team environment?

We have a role where you will be continually presented with new opportunities and challenges. Derivatives Operations provides accounting and operational services in support of a wide range of derivatives instruments (swaps, options, futures, and hybrid structured products). You will be working with a creative and intelligent team of professionals who handle complex products which pose complex challenges.

Who you’ll work with

Derivatives Operations is a dynamic team of professionals from varied backgrounds (CA, CFA, MBA, HBA, B.Comm, B.Sc). Our mission is to provide expertise and top-notch service for the derivatives products traded by the Fund. You will work collaboratively with a product team on daily tasks such as settlements, reconciliation, reporting, and other operational tasks. You will also liaise with Traders, Portfolio Managers, external brokers and vendors on a regular basis.

What you’ll do

Core responsibilities include:
Maintaining timely and accurate financial records of derivative transactions

Reconciling large data sets to ensure data quality

Connecting with brokers to facilitate transactions and settlements processing

Monitoring lifecycle activities for the derivatives book (resets, expiries, corporate actions, dividends, etc.)

Producing various reports for internal and external needs

Working with senior team members on ad-hoc projects

What you’ll need

We are looking for candidates who possess these qualities:
Understanding of Financial products is required – a strong foundation in Derivatives markets & concepts is preferred

Intermediate Excel is required. VBA and SQL skills are preferred

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment

Possess a continuous improvement mind-set

Must be enrolled in 3rd / 4th year

You must be enrolled in a co-op program or returning back to your studies after the work term is completed

What we’re offering

An inclusive and welcoming work environment

Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development, including 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

Ontario Teachers’ is a globally minded organization and we 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 www.otpp.com/careers and apply to requisition #3416. The following documents are required to be uploaded with your application:


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 May 28, 2021.

**We encourage you to apply to your top 3 positions of interest but note that you will only be considered for 1 position at a time.

Please note that as part of our eligibility criteria it is required you are available to begin on or before September 7, 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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About the Company

Company: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan –

Company Location:  Toronto, ON

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