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Supervisor Retail Accountant

157509 Requisition ID:  157509 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Finance Retail Accounting 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Stellarton

Location: King St. Office 

Postal Code: B0K 1S0 


Our family of 127,000 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!  We currently have a full-time opportunity for a Supervisor, Retail Accountant to join our Finance team based out of our office in Stellarton, NS.

Job Description

What you will do in this fast-paced role:

  • Create a coaching and development culture for all employees
  • Manage direct reports including: selection, orientation, training and development, performance management, succession planning and compensation
  • Facilitate communication between teams and all other relevant functional areas
  • Review and approve journal entries
  • Complete period-end review of working papers 
  • Ensure timely and accurate production of the working paper files for banner
  • Complete period-end review of margins (by banner, department and store)
  • Conduct investigations into unusual margins (and/or support retail accountants in performing such analysis) 
  • Complete period-end review and analysis of expenses (including labour by banner, by store, by department)
  • Review select banner-wide adjustments such as: O&A, coupons, etc.
  • Prepare required analysis for the external auditors including: regression analysis, inventory graphs, etc.
  • Review departmental margins with the objective of identifying reasons for deviation from budget and ensuring accurate margin reporting
  • Manage store closures, prepare final store closing entries and co-ordinate with other stakeholders
  • Special assignments as assigned by the Manager and/or Director
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment as per company requirements


Job Requirements

What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience


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.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  We are only accepting online applications and welcome applications from all qualified people interested in this challenge. 

Benefits of Working at Sobeys

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.