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Operations Accounting - Supervisor Job

DATE POSTED: Jul 22,2017

LOCATION: Loveland, CO

CATEGORY : Accounting

BUSINESS UNIT : Retail IT/Finance (Corporate)

JOB ID: 2017-5612

FULL JOB TITLE: Supervisor, Operations Accounting


If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Services culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Director, Operations Accounting, this role will be responsible for the completion, supervision and oversight of several key accounting activities within the Retail Finance operations accounting department such as accounting/analysis of vendor prepay, customer rebates, sales accruals, sales commissions, and in-transit inventory.

Key Tasks:

  • Provide leadership to a dynamic group of accountants including coaching, mentoring, goal setting and review, performance management, recruitment, and team building.
  • Ensuring team executes on operations accounting department plan by prioritizing work, projects and resources; assist with preparation of the annual budget for area of responsibility.
  • Complex accounting and analysis related to vendor prepay, customer rebates, sales accruals, sales commissions, and in-transit inventory.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders on key operations accounting issues, processes and developing relationships internally and externally such as:
    • Internal: Regional Finance, Operations Accounting, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable IT, Financial Accounting, Field Personnel at the Region, Division and Branch Levels.
    • External: Auditors, Suppliers, Vendors and IT consultants.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to ensure information flow is efficient and ensure operations accounting policies, processes and procedures are developed and adhered to.
  • Influence changes, process improvement and adherence to operations accounting policies and procedures with internal stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the monthly review of account reconciliations and support month-end and year-end close process.
  • Challenge the status quo and think outside the box to improve current operations accounting processes.
  • Some travel to our field locations may be required to gain an understanding of the Retail business.
  • Participate in various projects as required .
  • Other duties as required.

The Ideal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • People leader who has the ability to supervise, direct and develop a team of professionals.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders at all levels in the organization to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Ability to make decisions, perform actions and provide communication relative to: direction/goal setting, performance management, budgeting, relationship building, mentoring, coaching, and team building.
  • Ability to understand and analyze complex issues and apply accounting standards to reflect accurate financial reporting.
  • Solution oriented with the ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Solution oriented, strong level of attention to detail and the ability to achieve results by holding oneself accountable, taking initiative and delivering on commitments.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under competing and tight deadlines in an environment of change.
  • Self-motivated, innovative, forward-thinker.
  • Mature attitude and ability to deal effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and listening).
  • Ability to prioritize and work well with competing deadlines.
  • Strong integrity and business ethics.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).


  • Undergraduate degree with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance required; accounting or finance designation would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant business experience with a supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS.
  • PeopleSoft experience and knowledge of the retail agriculture business would be considered an asset.

Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services (an Agrium company) is an organizational culture that promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Crop Production Services is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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