Accounting Standards & Policy Manager

Requisition ID:  181011 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Finance Accounting Standards & Policies 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code: L4W 0C7 


Our family of 131,000 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 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 



Ready to Make an impact?

We currently have a full-time permanent position for a Manager of Accounting Policies & Standards to join our National Finance team in Mississauga, Ontario.

This is an integral role in the National Finance function at Empire and Sobeys which will provide oversight and guidance to a broad range of significant and complex financial accounting areas. The role is responsible for being a primary finance resource to all regions across Canada with respect to the interpretation and application of IFRS standards and corporate policies.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  • Develop corporate accounting policies
  • Support the implementation of complex IFRS accounting standards and disclosures
  • Design and execute substantive working paper reviews to ensure regional/divisional compliance with corporate accounting standards, policies and IFRS
  • Actively identify and recommend areas for accounting policy development
  • Continuously monitor, research and assist in the implementation of IFRS, OSC and other regulatory requirements
  • Oversee preparation of audit committee materials
  • Respond to inquiries in a timely fashion and escalate issues as required
  • Provide timely interpretation and direction on complex accounting issues in compliance with IFRS and corporate finance policies
  • Ensure completeness, accuracy and integrity of financial information
  • Ensure compliance with CEO/CFO Certification requirements
  • Accountable for effective cross functional interactions within the finance team
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and assignments as required
  • Other duties as required



What you have to offer:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant area of study (Accounting, Finance, Business, etc.)
  • Professional accounting designation such as CPA, CA, CMA, CGA and/or MBA
  • 5+ years relevant accounting/finance experience in progressively responsible positions
  • Experience working for a large national organization with significant/high volume transactions
  • Solid understanding of IFRS and other emerging standards
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and controls. 
  • General understanding of corporate tax
  • Ability to anticipate issues and suggest appropriate actions
  • Ability to resolve complex issues that may not be covered by existing policies and procedures
  • Diligent research skills
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written). Ability to communicate clearly to all levels of management
  • Proven organization, prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to successfully manage several tasks at one time in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work in an internal control driven environment
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. Aptitude for understanding technology
  • Experience working heavily in accounting standards, in particular IFRS
  • Bilingual (French and English) would be considered an asset

Why work at Sobeys?

  • Flexible working hours policy and telecommuting;
  • Welcoming and friendly environment;
  • Company involved in its community;
  • Education assistance policy;
  • Opportunities of growth; 
  • Employee discount at participating stores.

We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

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.