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Senior Financial Accountant Job

DATE POSTED: Jul 22,2017

LOCATION: Loveland, CO

CATEGORY : Accounting

BUSINESS UNIT : Retail IT/Finance (Corporate)

JOB ID: 2017-5813

FULL JOB TITLE: Senior Financial Accountant

Senior Financial Accountant

If you live safety always 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 Service's culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving s

uperior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned 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 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 find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for the completion of month end closing procedures including monthly journal entries, consolidation of financial statements, analyzing financials, and communicating results with management.

The Senior Accountant will work closely with the Accounting Manager and the broader Finance community to recognize efficiencies and provide process enhancement recommendations and lead implementation.

Key Tasks:

  • Experience with IFRS and GAAP, understanding differences and taking the concepts and applying them.
  • Works closely with the External reporting group, preparing monthly Corporate financial schedules and commentary as required.
  • Responsible for month end closing procedures including monthly journal entries, preparation of financial statements, analyzing financials, and communicating results with management.
  • Implement and execute new accounting processes, continuously reviewing and evolving them, looking for opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Acts as a Change Agent, facilitating the execution of process improvement training sessions as required.
  • Interface with other departments as needed to ensure all journal entries and reconciliations are completed timely and with proper supporting detail.
  • Research discrepancies and communicate with other departments as needed to resolve issues.
  • In depth account analysis and reporting.
  • Provide financial and business analysis to support key strategic objectives.
  • Assist with the preparation of budgets, strategic plans, quarterly presentations, and monthly business narratives as required.
  • Act as liaison with international business units to assist with financial reporting and communications on accounting policy and procedures.


  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Self-Motivated.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 5 years accounting experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Strong computer (MS Office-Excel) skills.
  • PeopleSoft and OnBase experience is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of the retail agriculture business is considered an asset.

Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Crop Production Services apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Crop Production Services an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services, an Agrium company, is committed to building an inclusive 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. Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.

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

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