Senior Financial Analyst, Technical Accounting

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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 Fas Gas Plus, Pioneer, RaceTrac, Superpumper, Ultramar, Chevron, Esso, and ON the RUN. 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: Senior Financial Analyst, Technical Accounting Team and Location: Finance – Calgary, AB Position Summary: Reporting to the Assistant Controller, FP&A and Technical Accounting and working closely in a team of 2, the successful candidate will be a key member of the Technical Accounting Team with cross-functional capability helping the Corporate Finance and Reporting teams as required. This role will liaise with finance teams from all of Parkland’s business segments. The role will be responsible for drafting and implementing corporate-wide accounting policies, contributing to process improvements and special projects and performing routine technical accounting processes. On as-needed basis, the Senior Financial Analyst, Technical Accounting will also be involved in facilitating the preparation of the internal and external reporting documents and reporting on new acquisitions. In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst, Technical Accounting may also assist in the financial statement close cycles, routine and non-routine accounting matters, to ensure company controls and policies are executed based on business needs. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who is looking for career growth and opportunities to learn with a vibrant and fast-growing company. Key Responsibilities: Technical Accounting: Drafting and implementing corporate-wide accounting policies (including drafting policy papers on the new standards). Researching new accounting standards, determining how they are applicable to Parkland and drafting the policy papers. Enforcing and updating current accounting policies as well as communicating them to various Parkland divisions: Preparing and presenting accounting treatments to divisions based on the business need. Investigating and determining current accounting treatment through liaising with other divisions. Providing and researching ad-hoc accounting advice to other divisions as required in a timely manner. Performing significant contract technical accounting review. Maintaining monthly Technical Accounting workbooks on key processes (i.e. expected credit loss, hedge effectiveness, impairment indicator assessment, etc.). Completing other special projects, accounting working papers and tasks as assigned. Financial reporting (which may include, but is not limited to): Working with the Financial Reporting team to prepare the quarterly and annual financial statements, MD&A and Audit Committee memos on the key accounting positions as needed. This will include preparing the supporting working papers to ensure disclosures are supported and compliant with IFRS requirements. Investigating, researching and analyzing information for the financial statements and MD&A, including coordinating with divisions to obtain information. Completion of the IFRS disclosure checklist. Owning and maintaining relevant controls as required. Cross-functional Collaboration which may include, but is not limited to): Working closely with the Financial Reporting (FR) Group on accounting issues and ensure complex or non-routine transactions are accounted for in accordance with IFRS. Interacting with Corporate Accounting team to ensure accounting policies are consistently followed by Parkland reporting teams. Supporting various other Corporate teams, such as Tax, Treasury, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Integrations, Procurement, Communications and others through providing technical accounting guidance, where requested. Responding to both internal and external audit requests as required. Qualifications and Skills: CPA or CPA, CA designation or equivalent. Minimum of 4-6 years of relevant experience including a minimum of 4 years of experience working in a public accounting firm. Experience as a manager in a “Big 4” public accounting firm in an auditing or advisory role, or as a Senior Financial Analyst in a Canadian Public Company is preferred. Preference will be given to those with experience working with companies in high growth or acquisitive environments. Strong technical knowledge and experience with public company accounting requirements, particularly with IFRS, is required. Experience with US GAAP is a plus. Strong understanding of financial statement close processes and accounting matters applicable to public companies. Strong technical knowledge base and experience with IFRS accounting, with a focus on: IFRS 3 IFRS 9 IFRS 15 IFRS 16 Knowledge of Canadian National Instruments rules governing the disclosure obligations for Canadian public entities. Knowledge of the US filing rules would be considered a plus, but not a requirement. Experience with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP and OneStream Corporate Performance Management is an asset. Experience in accounting for relevant non-financial industries (e.g. retail, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, 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 see 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 the 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 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 as required by the business. 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. 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. Flexible medical and dental packages, a Health Care Spending Account, along with a supportive Employee and Family Assistance Program. A focus on healthy living through wellness initiatives and an annual fitness reimbursement 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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