Accounting Supervisor needed at Parkland Corporation Calgary, Alberta, Canada- Apply now

Apr 24
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At Parkland, our purpose is to Power Journeys & Energize Communities. We are a prominent independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. As One Parkland team, we proudly serve diverse retail, commercial and wholesale customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and South America. We power a growing family of locally known brands including M&M Food Market, Fas Gas Plus, Pioneer, RaceTrac, Super Pumper, Ultramar, Chevron, Esso, ON the RUN, Ultramar, Bluewave Energy, Pipeline, Chevron, Columbia Fuels, Island Petroleum, and Sparling's Propane.

We recognize that diversity gives us an edge and inclusion propels us forward. We’re also a passionate team of down-to-earth achievers, committed to getting our customers, colleagues and communities further, faster. As such, we welcome talented individuals that have a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and industry experience who will contribute to the success of our One Parkland team.

Position Title: Accounting Supervisor – Banking

Team and Location: Corporate Finance – Calgary, AB

Minimum starting salary: $ 79,600 /year

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Record to Report, the Accounting Supervisor will be a key member of the corporate finance and record to report team and will work with the Corporate Finance team as well as finance teams from all of Parkland’s business segments. This?position will be leading a team of five or more and supporting the Corporate Banking month end/year end requirements pertaining to actual results. The Accounting Supervisor will perform bank/cash-related accounting and related reconciliations, journal entries, general routine corporate accounting processes, process improvement projects, and assist in ad-hoc projects. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic professional looking for a career and opportunities to learn with a vibrant and fast-growing company.

Key Responsibilities:

Banking and general accounting, including, but not limited to:

  • Lead, coach and mentor 5 or more banking analysts who manage approximately 160 bank accounts in both Canada and the United States;
  • Review and approve all monthly back reconciliations; Prepare lead sheets and perform value add analysis;
  • Identify process improvement initiatives and actively participate in process improvement projects in banking and corporate accounting;
  • Be a key member in the integration of US bank reconciliations into FSS
  • Code, review, approve and post routine and non-routine journal entries;
  • Investigating, researching and analyzing cash and equivalents information for the financial statements and MD&A, including coordinating with divisions to obtain information;
  • Participate and ensure success of banking integration projects for new accounts added as a result of integration, acquisitions or other activities;
  • Support team in investigation of issues and collaborate with other teams (AP/AR/Treasury) as required and perform analysis on cash data as needed;
  • Accounting for cash transaction for acquisitions or divestitures including purchase price allocation accounting, chart of accounts mapping for new companies and initial JEs for new companies;
  • Work closely with Tax, to understand complex tax structures and liaise with Treasury and Financial reporting to record transactions, interest and dividend accruals and payments
  • Perform the month-end processes timely and accurately including the management and accounting of cash pooling accounts and their FX impacts in accordance with IFRS where applicable;
  • Work closely with the financial reporting team to understand and process complex transactions.
  • Identify issues and errors, investigate discrepancies, book adjustments, and develop long-term resolutions to prevent future issues and errors;
  • Respond to and support auditor requests auditors throughout the year. Prepare quality working papers and documentation for review;
  • Be a trusted and reliable resource who will work closely with the team in Corporate Finance and other Divisions;
  • Lead IT projects such as ARCS, OneStream account reconciliation, banking RPA and other bank reconciliation tools in automation and streamlining banking processes
  • Support other accounting, ad-hoc projects, clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.
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Qualifications and Skills:

  • Senior level experience in Financial Reporting or Banking at a mid to large cap publicly traded, high growth company with multi-currency subsidiaries or Manager working in an accounting or auditing role with Canadian public companies, preferably those in high-growth or acquisitive environments;
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience including with a CPA designation;
  • Strong knowledge and experience with public company accounting requirements, IFRS, working with complex accounting issues and implementing C-SOX or SOX controls;
  • Strong understanding of financial statement close processes and accounting matters applicable to public companies;
  • Experience with acquisition accounting, business combinations and accounting integrations.
  • Experience with JD Edwards Enterprise One ERP or another ERP system; and
  • Experience of accounting in relevant non-financial industries (e.g. retail, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, technology, downstream oil and gas, etc.);

Skills and Attributes required:

  • Excellent accounting analysis and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to proactively identify, understand and grasp issues, problems and the overall “big picture;
  • Ability to “tell the story” behind the data as well as formulate a plan, solutions and alternatives to resolve issues with best practices and successfully execute on issues;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to make complex issues and processes clear and understandable to key stakeholders and decision makers;
  • Excellent Excel skills – must be comfortable working with large bank reconciliations and large volumes of data using advanced excel functions;
  • Willingness to learn, improve existing processes, and confront new challenges;
  • Self-motivated problem solver with a relentless focus on high quality results and operational excellence;
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate teams when working with all business units and operations;
  • Attention to detail with ability to manage time, work independently, and multi-task;
  • Ability and willingness to work on evenings and weekends; and
  • Enthusiastic and committed to getting the job done in a fast paced, high-performing, dynamic environment with a willing to “roll up the sleeves” and “get the job done” attitude.
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Other Optional Experience:

  • Experience with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP or other major ERP system
  • Experience with fast-paced public or growth-oriented companies.
  • Experience with ARCS and OneStream is advantageous but not required

We Offer:

  • Our Performance-based Annual Incentive Plan, an annual bonus awarding your performance.
  • A share in our success through the Employee Share Purchase Plan and 100% company matching.
  • A flexible group benefit plan that offers health and dental coverage choices to meet the needs of each unique employee. Inclusive of life and disability insurances, Health Care and Lifestyle Spending options, and a supportive Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • Participation in Parkland Pledge, an employee-driven charitable giving program.
  • An employee referral program – earn up to $2000 for your referral.
  • In-house learning and development opportunities, leadership training, international opportunities.
  • Discount Programs and Educational Scholarship Programs for family members.
  • A safety focused work environment and ongoing safety training.

Please note:

  • Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada at this time. Parkland regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas.
  • Parkland Corporation is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We strive to provide accessibility in employment to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. Parkland Corporation will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability, please notify us upon scheduling your interview.
  • Please note that final candidates for this position will be required to undergo a confidential pre-employment background check which may include but not be limited to educational, criminal, credit, drug and alcohol and/or Fitness for Duty testing.
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This position will close on May 5, 2023 or when a successful candidate is found.

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