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Bennington is a progressive, dynamic and fast-paced workplace where you can contribute to the continuing growth of one of Canada's top commercial equipment and vehicle leasing companies. If you've got what it takes to join our growing team, explore our exciting career opportunities below. Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and resume to Human Resources.

Job Title: Account Solutions Analyst
Job Type: Permanent, full-time
Division: Bennington
Reporting to: Manager, Account Solutions

Summary
:
This position reports to the Manager, Account Solutions. The candidate will be responsible for contacting customers regarding past due accounts and ensuring that payment arrangements are made to bring accounts up to date. The role is focused on finding solutions to ensure the successful performance by our customers under financial contracts and, where necessary, making strategic and difficult decisions in pursuing recovery efforts.

Key Responsibilities:
•Contact customers by phone, email, text message and other written correspondence regarding past due accounts and other related matters
• Work with customers to bring accounts current, using established practices and innovative solutions
• Perform and understand various searches and due diligence (i.e. credit bureaus, buyouts, asset comparables, financial statements, etc.)
• Retain and correspond with third-party servicers incidental to recovery efforts
• Recommend and process files for default on non-performing accounts
• Make other recommendations to management on the best course of action
• Save meticulous notes and related documents using our file management software
• Other tasks as may be requested

Requirements
:
The Account Solutions Analyst must have strong attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines. The candidate must have very strong negotiation skills, experience reading credit bureaus and financial statements, and have some experience performing skip tracing and other routine searches. The ability to handle challenging and difficult conversations with customers is a must and a key ingredient for success. A positive and professional attitude with the ability to work well both in a team environment as well as individually is crucial.
The successful candidate must be organized and accurate. Strong written and oral communication skills are required and proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must.

Qualifications
:
• A University or college degree in a business-related field is preferred
• 1-5 years of work experience in a similar role is required
• Bilingualism in English and French is considered an asset, and is a requirement for bilingual roles
• Knowledge of the leasing or finance industry is also considered an asset

Please forward a cover letter and resume to humanresources@benningtonfinancial.ca

Job Title: Credit Coordinator
Job Type: Permanent, full-time
Reporting to: Credit Operations

Summary:
This position reports to the Manager, Credit Operations.

The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

• Working in unison with the Credit and Funding teams to ensure optimum services levels are adhered to for our strategic broker partners
• The monitoring and routing of emails and online applications submitted to the internal broker desk
• Acting as a liaison to our primary customers, the brokers; communicating with them regularly and responding to inquiries and requests for information in a timely manner
• Setting up new credit applications and preparing credit packages for review. This includes requesting information from third party sources such as Land Registry and Corporate Registries, pulling Equifax credit bureau reports, conducting a preliminary evaluation of the overall credit profile risk and credit financing scenarios and bringing anything out of the ordinary to the Credit Analyst’s attention for further review and decision making.
• Creating lease documents upon the brokers request. This includes a review of the credit approval to ensure all necessary documents are generated, the pulling and analyzing of necessary searches and the creation of waivers based on the results of these searches and communication with the brokers to ensure the documents are created accurately and in a timely manner.

The Credit Coordinator will also assist the Director of Credit and/or the Manager with special projects, which may include generation and preparation of excel spreadsheet models and the making of recommendations based on the data generated. They may also be involved in testing certain programs to ensure accuracy and functionality, communicating the results of the testing to the senior leadership group. They will also perform data collection, interpretation and analysis, making recommendations and presenting the findings of the analysis to the Director of Credit and/or the Manager.

Additional responsibilities include back-up to the other Credit Coordinators.

Requirements:
The successful applicant will have a strong attention to detail and have the ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines. A positive attitude with the ability to work well both in a team environment as well as individually is crucial.

The successful candidate must be organized, accurate and be able to prioritize and multi-task well. Strong written and oral communication skills are required and proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must.

Qualifications
:
A University or college degree with a Business background is required (or equivalent work experience). Applicants must have 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role. Bilingualism in English and French would be considered an asset.

Please forward a cover letter and resume to humanresources@benningtonfinancial.ca

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Job Type: Permanent, full-time
Division: Bennington Financial Corp.
Reporting to: General Counsel

Summary:
The successful applicant will: (i) report to and assist General Counsel; and (ii) conduct/manage their own independent files within the framework of Bennington’s overall goals as well as the goals of the In-House Legal Department.

This position is primarily a hands-on, commercial litigation role dealing with, among other things, breach of contract, property recovery, PPSA and other asset priority disputes, insurance and insolvency matters. The In-House Legal Department at Bennington also manages its network of external counsel across Canada. While this position will predominantly be litigation-centric, the successful applicant may also be called upon from time-to-time to: (i) provide general legal advisory and research services; and (ii) assist with general corporate matters, including document drafting and review.

Requirements:
The successful applicant will have a strong attention to detail and have the ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines. They must be a self-motivated individual with an ability and willingness to handle a considerable work volume. They must be organized and accurate. Strong written and oral communication skills are required and proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be called to the Ontario Bar and be practicing as a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. 5-7 years of sound litigation experience (oral and written) is required, with knowledge of creditor’s rights and secured transactions being preferred. Bilingualism in French and English with some knowledge of Quebec law, while not required, would be considered an asset.

Applications:
If this role interests you, please submit:
• A copy of your resume;
• A cover letter including salary expectations; and
• A writing sample, appropriately redacted (preferably a factum, or in the alternative, written submissions or a pleading).

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidate selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Title: Accountant
Job Type: Permanent, full-time
Reporting to: Director, Finance

Summary:
The Accountant position is primarily responsible for reconciling general ledger accounts to identify data variances and their respective causes. This position will also update and maintain various supporting schedules to the monthly financial statements and create reports for external stakeholders as needed.

Key Responsibilities:
• Accurately compare bank statements against transactions recorded in the general ledger on a weekly basis. Reconcile any variances and actively monitor follow-up items for resolution. Post necessary adjustments in a timely manner to ensure GL data is accurate and complete.
• Update and maintain capital asset schedule on a monthly and quarterly basis.
• Analyse prepaid accounts monthly to ensure data is complete and accurate. Post any necessary adjustments in a timely manner to ensure monthly financial statements contain valid data.
• Create and update procedural documentation for current bank reconciliation process, internal sale process, capital asset reporting and prepaid account reconciliation to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
• Accurately compare account balances on a lease level between our Accounting System (Account Mate) and our Lease Maintenance System (Lease Wave) to reconcile any variances and identify the cause.
• Assist team members with GL analysis and reconciliation as needed.
• Assist with commodity tax reporting for all jurisdictions.
• Support month end and year end close processes.
• Other duties as assigned to meet departmental objectives.

Requirements:
The successful candidate has/is:
• Thorough knowledge of accounting principles.
• Familiarity with the Chart of Accounts and the functions of the individual accounts.
• Advanced MS Excel skills.
• Ability to quickly learn new systems and procedures.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Strong time management skills to aid in meeting various deadlines.
• Well organized, strong attention to detail, personable, and is a positive team player.

Qualifications:
A professional designation in accounting, or equivalent work experience (5+ years), is required.

Please forward a cover letter and resume to humanresources@benningtonfinancial.ca

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