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VELOCITY – Finance and Accounting – Fall 2021

Requisition ID: 105166Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


VELOCITY – Finance and Accounting

4-Month Fall Internship (September-December 2021)



Recruitment Timelines: 

Deadline to Apply: June 1st, 2021

Video Interview and Plum Assessment: June 1st, 2021


Why work for Scotiabank?

Scotiabank is among the largest banks in the world and the most international bank in Canada. We are powered by our 100,000 high-performing (and awesome) teammates who make a real difference across the globe as a leading provider of advice, products, digital experiences, and financial services. Together with our Digital Factories around the world, we are dedicated to helping our 25 million customers become better-off.

This is a place where you’ll get to learn and develop your skills, while being recognized for your hard work. At Scotiabank, we’re passionate about bringing our whole selves to work, allowing us to create inclusive work environments for everyone to enjoy. Say hello to a career at Scotiabank.


What Can I Expect from the Velocity Strategic Functions Program?

Let us be the first to tell you, this is not your average internship or co-op! This is a customized experience that focuses on providing you with the development and tools you need to grow your career. In Velocity Strategic Functions, you will gain exposure to multiple business lines across the Strategic Functions of the bank by having a customized plan for your internship. Yes, you read that correctly, a customized plan for YOU. After successfully completing your first co-op or internship with us, we will work with you to establish a learning and mentorship plan that also outlines your next placement with us! Through returning for multiple terms in our program, you will get to learn, grow and experiment within different parts of our Strategic Functions ecosystem and have a clearer view of the business line you hope to join upon graduation.


Are you looking to launch your career in Finance and Accounting?   

Are excel sheets your best friend? Do you enjoy utilizing your problem-solving skills to crack the hardest of problems? Do you enjoy creating innovative ideas to elevate current processes? Are you someone who is analytically driven and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you!


You Will…

Assist in all aspects of (1) reporting, (2) planning,(3)  forecasting to provide analytical financial support to Canadian Asset Management

Specific tasks will include (but not limited to):
Update/Validate formulas in planning and reporting templates as required.
Populating reporting templates with actual results and ensure completeness.
Participating in period end activities to ensure support a timely and smooth financial close.
Consolidation of reporting templates and preparing a multi-department view.
Coordinating with various departments to get insights into their planned spend for next period.
Assist in the preparation of summary information packages for meetings with department heads.
Regular reporting of daily NAVs/Net Sales and monthly headcount



Working toward a university degree in accounting or finance focus
Very strong Excel skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Access;
Self-starter (takes initiative, ability to work productively without supervision)
Strong interpersonal skills allowing effective interaction with senior management and team members
Highly self-motivated with strong time-management abilities
Strong analytical and problem resolution skills
Ability to lead high volume, time sensitive projects
Good written and verbal communication skills
Easy to work with and energetic
Having exposure/experiences with Power BI, SAS, SQL or Tableau is considered an asset 

How To Apply:

For students, we are focused on learning about who you are and what you’re interested in to uncover your true potential.  In short, we don’t believe resumes will provide us with an accurate depiction of what you’re truly about to properly assess your potential.  Instead we want to get to know YOU and hear about the experiences that have shaped you. We know… this might sound crazy but for students applying to one of our campus programs we are no longer requiring resumes. Instead we ask that as part of your application, you complete the below:


Complete your PLUM Profile : Click Here to complete your PLUM
Save your PLUM Profile as a PDF.
Complete a short one-way video interview: Click Here to complete your Video Interview
Apply to the role through our career site.
Upload a PDF of your PLUM profile instead of your resume when applying.

We welcome all applications, but can only respond to candidates selected for an interview. Scotiabank is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.


**In order to be considered for the program you must submit your PLUM Assessment and Video Interview by no later than June 1st, 2021.**


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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