Senior Accountant - Mine Service, Tire Country & National Accounts

Fountain Tire - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Fountain Tire is looking for an experienced Senior Accountant to join our Finance team in our South Edmonton Corporate Head Office.

What do we offer?

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family including RRSP matching
  • Recognition and incentives for your contribution to the organization
  • Educational Allowances that support individual growth and development
  • Policies and programs that support a balanced lifestyle, including flex days and an easy commute to our office located close to the Calgary Trail and Southside Anthony Henday
  • Discounts for you and your family on tires, parts and services at all Fountain Tire locations

Why work for Fountain Tire?

  • We are one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers for 2017 and 2018
  • We are a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
  • We are one of the 10 largest independent tire dealers in North America, and recipient of many Customer Service and Best Business Awards
  • We continually strive to expand our operations in existing markets, as well as new markets and currently, we have over 160 stores from BC through Ontario

The Senior Accountant will support the Mine Service, Tire Country and National Account Accounting Manager and fellow Finance associates in the production and release of accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting. Duties and responsibilities will include:


  • Ensure timely and reliable accounting, reporting and tax compliance services are provided for Tire Country, Fountain Tire Mine Service, Joint Ventures and affiliates.
  • Support the field with guidance on accounting transactions, processes, and investigation of any related queries.
  • On a monthly basis, ensure that:
  • Month end is accurately completed by specified deadlines; including the completion of all items on the month end checklist which are assigned to you.
  • Intercompany reconciliations are accurately completed by the specified deadlines.
  • Subsidiary records for accrued purchases agree to the general ledger.
  • Sales reports, income statements by mine site and/or department, and expense reports are produced.
  • On a quarterly basis:
  • That other significant balance sheet accounts are reasonable and any necessary entries are recorded by the specified deadline.
  • Assist the Accounting Manager with developing, updating and maintaining forecast tasks and quarterly MD&A reporting packages.
  • On an annual basis:
  • Participation and manage some aspects of the budget process, ensuring complete and accurate budget delivery by the specified deadlines.
  • Budget support provided to fellow Finance Associates and operations is effective.
  • Inventory count process is managed to ensure the count is completed within the specified deadlines and process support is provided to sites and Mine Service Operations.
  • Co-ordinate the mine service inventory count process, including resource allocation and count schedule development as part of the reporting package to the Finance team at Fountain Tire Place.
  • Participation with the inventory count process, including facilitating training sessions and review of inventory count package information.
  • Assigned year-end tasks are completed by the specified deadlines.
  • Accurately record and file taxes by the regulatory filing deadlines.
  • Support the annual audit.
  • Develop standardized financial analysis reports and conduct ad hoc financial analysis as required.
  • Ensure journal entries are processed in accordance with the current policy.
  • Complete working papers, lead sheets and other risk analysis, including the necessary entries to ensure accuracy of the financials by the specified deadlines.
  • Participate or lead special projects and perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Participate in all safety initiatives, as required or assigned, to guarantee safety at Fountain Tire.


  • Demonstrate a head, heart and hands approach to coaching and mentoring of team mates that support persona and team growth.
  • Lead the completion of special projects and month end leveraging teamwork and collaboration that results in innovative and simple, win-win solutions.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of internal and external training initiatives as required.


  • Identify opportunities to improve accounting processes and controls with a focus on building efficiency and effectiveness and present to Accounting Manager for consideration.
  • Leverage creativity, data, tools and collaboration to address curiosities that provide actionable insights to the businesses.
  • Leverage knowledge, collaboration and creativity to build “Make it Simple” reporting, analysis and modelling solutions.


  • Contribute to a positive environment that maximizes potential and productivity that is safe, collaborative and respectful.
  • Contribute to a culture that makes work fun and commits to growth through learning & development and personal performance enhancement.

The necessary experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required in the role:

  • Completion of the CPA designation.
  • College Diploma with a major in Accounting and 5 to 7 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX would be considered a definite asset.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to work with a variety of people in a team environment, including individuals at an executive level.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Interact with positivity and optimism.
  • Working knowledge of financial statement preparation and reporting.
  • Demonstrated professionalism when dealing with financial information.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external associates.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills in order to effectively manage multiple priorities and competing demands within tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with an attention to detail in order to research and escalate issues.
  • Demonstrated initiative in recognizing opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Working knowledge of tax return preparation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other Financial Reporting software (FRX, Targit, Forecaster, TaxPrep).

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on-line. In office resumes will be accepted by reception only.


  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Disability insurance
  • Bonus scheme
  • On-site parking
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Company pension
  • Employee assistance programs

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • accounting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • CPA (Required)