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Financial Analyst - Consolidation (12-14 month term)

Requisition ID:  166605 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Finance External Reporting 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Stellarton

Location: King St. Office 

Postal Code: B0K 1S0 


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!  Our Finance team currently has a 12-15 month contract opportunity for a Financial Analyst, Consolidation based out of our office in Stellarton, NS.

As a Financial Analyst, Consolidation at Sobeys, you will assist in finalizing financial results for internal and external reporting.  With a keen attention to detail and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, you prepare adjusting consolidation entries and analyze financial results for timely, accurate reporting of internal management reports and numerous external reports including financial statements and note disclosure continuities. 

Job Description

What you'll get to do in this fast paced role:
•    Complete timely month end close and management reporting activities
•    Accountable for preparing/posting consolidation journal entries and ensuring all entries are accurate and supported
•    Consolidate Sobeys Inc. structured entities in English Canada
•    Consolidate Sobeys Inc. and Empire Company Limited and their subsidiaries each period
•    Compile period close documentation with all consolidation sign-offs and support
•    Assist in the preparation of monthly period close report for senior management 
•    Track and validate site updates to ensure the accuracy of consolidated results
•    Validate submissions (retained earnings opening, intercompany reports, continuities, etc.)
•    Coordinate with the finance teams to ensure timely and accurate submissions
•    Follow up with finance teams for variance analysis on financial results
•    Collaborate with external reporting and tax teams to ensure accurate reporting
•    Responsible for the review and improvement of current processes, procedures, and documentation
•    Complete legal entity balancing at year end for all of Sobeys Inc. and Empire Company Limited legal entities
•    Ensure compliance with reporting requirements and internal policies and procedures
•    Work closely with external auditors each quarter and provide reports and support files
•    Complete ad hoc reporting
•    Other duties and projects as assigned

Job Requirements

What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:

•    2+ years Accounting/Finance experience in progressively responsible positions
•    Relevant Post Secondary education (Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, etc.)
•    Extremely proficient in use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel)
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of audiences and levels of management
•    Ability to successfully manage several tasks at one time
•    Ability to work in a deadline driven environment, and under limited supervision
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•    Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with an ability to work within a team environment
•    Ability to manage highly sensitive information and situations involving internal and external customers 
•    Intuitive approach to Continuous Improvement 

•    Completion of or working towards a professional accounting designation
•    Experience with journal entries and consolidation 
•    Experience with retail accounting
•    Experience working for a large national company
•    Experience with Business Process and Consolidation (BPC), SAP, Central Finance, and SAP BI reporting software 

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
•    Flexible Work Arrangements 
•    Pension plan
•    Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees)
•    Ongoing Training & Development
•    Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)



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