Senior Financial Analyst – External Reporting

Job Description

Senior Financial Analyst – External Reporting

Requisition ID:  179827

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Finance Ext Reporting & Consolidation 

Travel Requirements:  0 – 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Stellarton, Mississauga

Location: King St. Office, Tahoe Office, Foord St. Office 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.

Ready to Make an impact?


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have an opportunity for a full – time Senior Financial Analyst, External Reporting to join our Finance department based out of our office(s) in Stellarton, NS or Mississauga, ON for a 12-month contract.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:


•    Review the MD&A for the Audit Committee, Disclosure Committee and Board of Directors
•    Prepare and review annual documents such as Management Information Circular and Annual Information Form
•    Prepare and coordinate distribution of the Quarterly Report
•    Coordinate and review French translation of all external documents with a third-party
•    Review monthly and annual Statistics Canada surveys and inquiries
•    Research and benchmark industry competitors
•    Develop and manage various reports using several software platforms including but not limited to SAP, Insight Software, BW, BPC, etc.
•    Assist in reviews of cost center budgets, account reconciliations and account analysis
•    Provide excellent level of customer service to all levels of the business
•    Actively pursue continuous improvement opportunities in terms of systems and processes
•    Work with external auditors quarterly during reviews and audits
•    Communicate and work in a collaborative manner to resolve senior management questions
•    Collaborate with members of the other internal Finance teams
•    Ensure compliance with CEO/CFO Certification requirements
•    Complete special projects and ad hoc reports as assigned

What you have to offer:


•    Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Accounting/Finance, Proficient in GAAP/IFRS
•    A relevant university degree (Business with a focus in Accounting, Finance, etc.)
•    Professional designation (CPA and/or MBA) is an asset but not required
•    Strong computer skills; Proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), SAP and BW skills
•    Strong attention to detail and grammar to produce high-quality documents
•    Proven time management, organization, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills
•    Ability to anticipate issues and recommend appropriate actions
•    Able to work in a team environment and help train others
•    Strong analytical skills and the ability to use multiple computerized systems to compile useful information
•    Excellent communication skills to communicate clearly with a variety of audiences and levels of management
•    Ability to work in a deadline driven environment, and under limited supervision with a strong attention to detail
•    Ability to manage highly sensitive information and situations involving internal and external customers
•    Intuitive approach to Continuous Improvement
•    Bilingual in English and French is considered an asset, but is not required.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application. Please take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.


Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:

•     Growing organization
•     Competitive salary
•     Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees)
•     Ongoing Training & Development
•     Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)

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We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.