Accounting Manager, Accounting Standards & Policies

Requisition ID:  168655 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Finance Accounting Standards & Policies 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia; Ontario  

City: Stellarton / Mississauga / Dartmouth / Calgary / Victoria

Location: King St. Office, Calgary Office, Tahoe Office, Dartmouth Office, Victoria 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 looking for top talent to join our team! We have a full-time opportunity for a  Accounting Manager, Standards & Policies on our Finance Team.

Job Description

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


The Accounting Manager, Standards & Policies will be responsible for overseeing and analyzing complex accounting issues, providing accounting advisory support to various areas of finance, lead and contribute to adhoc projects, overseeing the preparation of audit committee material and ensuring compliance with IFRS requirements. 


•    Develop corporate accounting policies
•    Actively identify and recommend areas for accounting and corporate finance policy development
•    Respond to inquiries in a timely fashion and escalate issues as required
•    Provide timely interpretation and direction on complex accounting issues in compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and corporate finance policies
•    Oversight and preparation of quarterly audit committee material 
•    Ensure completeness, accuracy and integrity of financial information
•    Ensure compliance with CEO/CFO Certification requirements
•    Be a subject matter expert in your area of responsibility, provide cross functional training, coaching and development of other team members within the finance team
•    Participate in ad hoc projects and assignments as required

Job Requirements

What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:

•    Undergraduate degree in a relevant area of study (Accounting, Finance, Business, etc.)
•    Professional accounting designation such as CPA, CA, CMA, CGA and/or MBA
•    A minimum of 8 years relevant accounting/finance experience in progressively responsible positions
•    Solid understanding of GAAP, IFRS, corporate policies and other emerging standards
•    Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
•    Experience working for a large national organization with significant/high volume transactions
•    Ability to present financial data in a form that is meaningful and useful to the senior decision makers
•    Strong knowledge of accounting and controls 
•    General understanding of corporate tax


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
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions 





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.



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