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Accountant (Grande Prairie, Retail)

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The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 195 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesaling/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retail co-ops with a range of products and services. New Horizon Co-operative Ltd in Grande Prairie, Alberta invites applications for the position of Accountant.

New Horizon Co-op Ltd is a growing Co-operative operating within a large trading area in northern Alberta. The current year’s projected sales volume is $153 million dollars consisting of petroleum, food, liquor and hardware. With Cardlock/Bulk locations in Clairmont, Fairview, Fox Creek, Grande Prairie, Rycroft and Valleyview. Grocery locations in Grande Prairie, Grande Cache, Falher, La Glace, Rycroft and Valleyview. Four Gas Bar locations and a Liquor Store in Grande Prairie. A Hardware Store with pumps in Falher.

The Accountant is a succession planning position to grow into the Controller position. The Accountant supports the Controller, Senior Leadership and Administrative Team. Some of the job duties will include:

  • Reviewing financial statement fluctuations and researching significant variances.
  • Ensuring balance sheet accounts are fairly stated, liability accounts are adequately reserved and reconciling items are properly supported and cleared in a timely manner.
  • Reviewing month-end closing processes and procedures to shorten deadlines.
  • Developing and implementing sound accounting policies, practices and internal control systems.
  • Managing annual and project audits ensuring financial statements, working papers and documents meet audit requirements.
  • Ensure the companies’ working capital position is managed and maximized through appropriate accounts receivable billing and accounts payable policies and processes.
  • Ensure that a proper system to collect information about daily cash inflows and outflows is in place and appropriately monitored.
  • Review & analyze financial proposals and contracts.
  • Assisting with budget processes at retail
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in accounting with an accounting designation (CA, CPA, CMA, CGA), or be working towards completion of your designation.
  • College diploma in Accounting, Commerce or Business
  • Minimum of two years of Accounting experience
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Responsible
  • Management skills
  • Able to work independently or in a group
  • Familiarity with an office environment and practical working knowledge of daily operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with MS Word and Excel.

Reports to:  Controller


New Horizon Co-op offers a competitive salary, a benefits package, Matched up to 6% Superannuation Pension Plan, on-going professional development and excellent opportunities for career advancement.

Located in Northern Western Alberta, Grande Prairie is a city of approximately 60,000 residents. Trading area of 80,000. Major industry is Oil, Gas, and Forestry. Offers, schools, college, day care facilities, golf course, pool, rink.  Great camping, fishing, ski hill and outdoor recreation.

New Horizon Co-op offers a competitive salary, benefits including Extended Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and matched Superannuation Pension Plan.

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before March 16, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
13232 – 170th Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 1M7
Email: edm.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (780)454-2153

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