Senior Advisor, Complex Accounting

Industry: Energy
Salary: $140-155K


Our Calgary based client is a leader in its field of renewable energy.  They are currently looking for a Senior Advisor, Complex Accounting to join their corporate finance team.  This is a permanent role reporting to the Director. 


  • Advising on select complex accounting issues arising from business transactions, new transactions, new accounting pronouncements, and maintaining quality and compliance across financial statements
  • Maintaining quality and compliance across general purpose audits, including management’s discussion and analysis
  • Maintain corporate accounting policies and related disclosures  
  • Provide support and oversight for assessments relating to embedded derivatives and financial instruments and related valuations
  • Provide oversight of IFRS 15 Revenues and IFRS 16 Leases.
  • Identify and research complex technical accounting issues
  • Provide IFRS and general accounting advice
  • Assist teams with implementing recommendations
  • Coordinate the audit of significant conclusions with the auditors and support their requests.
  • Advise finance staff with respect to their recommendations for new disclosures for new business transactions or new requirements, with a focus on building their own expertise and knowledge of IFRS standards
  • Monitors relevant accounting and regulatory developments and summarizes them for the Audit
  • Develop and implement an annual business plan for complex accounting, and accounting policies
  • Periodically draft updates to internal accounting
  • Reviews the financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis


  • CPA designation
  • A minimum 5 years of post designation experience
  • Hands-on experience in external reporting and complex accounting or related experience
  • Advanced or specialized knowledge and experience with IFRS
  • Knowledge of securities regulations and processes as they pertain to MD&A and financial statement filings
  • Experience in public accounting (audit and/or consultancy)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IFRS and regulatory knowledge to the review of accounting requests, financial documents and new information presented impacting disclosure
  • Preparation of technical memos supporting your position and ability to work with and respond to external audit requests
  • Ability to convey complex ideas or principles with simplicity, both in writing and verbally

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.