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Accountant - Accounting and Control

Requisition ID:  161538 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Accounting and Control 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Stellarton

Location: King St. Office 

Postal Code:  


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 full-time opportunity for an Accountant in the Accounting & Control team of our Finance function, based out of our office in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.

Job Description

What you will do in this fast-paced role:

  • Accurately account for transactions in the general ledger accounts
  • Prepare and review working papers that support account balances, and investigation of any issues
  • Perform account reconciliations
  • Prepare and post journal entries
  • 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
  • Ensure compliance with CEO/CFO Certification requirements
  • Prepare various analytical and ad-hoc reports
  • Perform month-end and year-end financial reporting analysis
  • Work closely with the Manager Finance, Accounting & Control to ensure standardized and efficient processing of accounts

Job Requirements

What you resume and experience will demonstrate to us:


  • Relevant post secondary education (Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, etc.)
  • 2+ years relevant experience in Accounting/Finance preferred
  • Strong computer skills; Proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven time management, organization, prioritization, and multi tasking skills
  • Ability to anticipate issues and recommend appropriate actions


  • Completion of or working toward a professional accounting designation (CA, CPA, CGA, CMA)
  • SAP Experience

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.  Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.

Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as: 

•    Growing organization
•    Competitive salary
•    Ongoing Training & Development
•    Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)

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.