Sr. Manager, Complex Accounting

Industry: Manufacturing
Compensation: $130-150K


Our client is based in Calgary and is the largest manufacturer and retailer in Canada in their industry.  Growth has resulted in the need to add a Manager, Complex Accounting to their team. This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Senior Director, Finance.    


The ideal candidate will have strong technical accounting and analytical skills and have the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. This role will work cross-functionally with teams throughout the organization, within a detail-oriented environment where creative problem-solving is highly valued.

This opportunity is ideal for someone who has excellent core knowledge of IFRS and SEC rules and is eager to contribute their expertise to a quickly growing company. The ideal candidate will have a full vision of the technical accounting process and will work closely with the team to streamline processes that impact our financial statements.  Specific duties include:

  • Assess the accounting implications of complex and non-routine transactions, and prepare related documentation and memos;
  • Take charge of various special projects, such as business acquisitions (purchase price allocation), implementation of new accounting standards, be a key stakeholder in ESG compliance, and more;
  • Take part in the quarterly financial disclosure process, including reviewing financial statement note disclosures for continuous improvements;
  • Provide technical support to various finance teams and business segments for matters involving accounting standards and financial accounting;
  • Take part in the maintenance of the company’s accounting policies;
  • Prepare and provide internal training on updates to accounting standards and various accounting issues;
  • Coordinate SOX compliance audits and tests for non-routine accounting positions and transactions with internal and external auditors;
  • Support the financial reporting team in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports for complex and non-routine issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA designation
  • Big 4 (assurance or advisory) or national public accounting firm experience
  • Experiential knowledge of technical accounting and financial reporting at publicly traded companies
  • In-depth knowledge of IFRS and SEC regulations (US GAAP knowledge considered an asset)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex financial information to non-financial collaborators
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking abilities
  • Has a high level of genuine curiosity about our business, asks lots of questions and exhibits eagerness to learn
  • Detail-oriented approach with a commitment to accuracy and data integrity
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work independently while successfully delivering results
  • A highly developed problem solver who takes charge of creating solutions
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to evolving priorities setting

To apply, please email us your resume, attached, in confidence to  Please include the title of this position in the subject line.  We prefer resume files as .doc or .rtf; pdf acceptable.