Senior Accountant
Stellarton, Nova, CA
5d ago

Requisition ID : 163332

Career Group : Corporate Office Careers

Job Category : Accounting and Control

Travel Requirements : 0 - 10%

Job Type : Full-Time

Country : Canada (CA)

Province : Nova Scotia; Ontario; Québec

City : Stellarton

Location : King St. Office

Postal Code : B0K 1S0

Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers.

Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.

A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country.

With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.

All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have a full-time opportunity for an Senior Accountant - Finance Account & Control on our team based out of our offices in Nova Scotia / Ontario.

Job Description

What you'll get to do in this fast-paced role :

  • Accurately account for transactions in the general ledger accounts
  • Prepare working papers that support account balances, and investigation of any issues
  • Review and approval of working papers prepared by other team members
  • Review and approval of Journal Entries
  • Oversee and complete the period-end close processes, controls, and procedures
  • Troubleshoot any issues that may arise, specifically at period end
  • Liaise with other groups within finance to ensure proper accounting for complex transactions
  • Work closely with team members to ensure period end timelines are met
  • Work with various project teams to assess accounting impacts of major projects
  • Analyze account and cost centre balances for reasonableness, consistency, and compliance with IFRS
  • Facilitate the internal and external audit of accounts
  • Ensure compliance with Sobeys Inc. accounting standards, policies, and IFRS
  • Actively work to improve processes and work with other areas of the business to address common issues affecting the accuracy of financial statements
  • Ensure compliance with CEO / CFO Certification requirements
  • Ongoing training, coaching, and mentoring of accountants and clerks
  • Work closely with the Manager Finance, Accounting & Control to ensure standardized and efficient processing of accounts
  • Work with business partners in analyzing various components of the financial statements
  • Special Projects as required
  • Job Requirements

    What your resume will include and demonstrate to us :

  • 3-5 years Accounting / Finance experience
  • Relevant Post Secondary education (Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, etc.)
  • Extremely proficient in use of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline driven environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills - Ability to communicate clearly to all levels of management
  • Proven time management, organization, and multi tasking skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with an ability to work within a team environment
  • Supervisory experience- Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Proficient understanding of GAAP and IFRS
  • Completion of or working towards a professional accounting designation (CPA - CA, CGA, CMA)
  • Experience with SAP, consolidation systems
  • Strong knowledge of accounting , analytics and controls
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Delegation and team leadership skills
  • Ability to work in deadline driven environment
  • Ability to guide and Mentor staff
  • Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.

    While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

    We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.

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