• Fountain Tire
  • 1006 103A Street Southwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Apr 04, 2021
Full time Accounting Administration Management

Job Description

Wage Information: $55,000-$60,000 annual salary

 Store: Fountain Tire Place (Edmonton Corporate Office)

 Address: 1006 103A Street SW


Fountain Tire is looking for an Accountant with strong analytical and problem solving skills to join our Corporate Accounting team in our South Edmonton Head Office for a 18 month mat leave cover (Temporary-Full-Time).


What do we offer?

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family including RRSP matching
  • Recognition and incentives for your contribution to the organization
  • Educational Allowances that support individual growth and development
  • Policies and programs that support a balanced lifestyle, including flex days and an easy commute to our office located close to the Calgary Trail and Southside Anthony Henday
  • Discounts for you and your family on tires, parts and services at all Fountain Tire locations

Why work for Fountain Tire?

  • We are a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
  • We are one of the 10 largest independent tire dealers in North America, and recipient of many Customer Service and Best Business Awards
  • We continually strive to expand our operations in existing markets, as well as new markets and currently, we have over 160 stores from BC through Ontario

The Accountant (Corporate) will contribute to an efficient Corporate financial reporting team with a focus on compiling and providing timely, accurate information with respect to Fountain Tire Place (FTP) financial reporting.


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Prior to monthly FTP financial statement close:
    • Resolve any follow-up items from prior month.
    • Complete assigned items on month-end checklist by specified deadline; coordinate non-assigned items with individuals responsible for completion and sign-off.
    • Perform variance analysis on revenue and expenses in accordance to policy.
    • Complete sign-off document, update and review all supporting working papers and schedules, including financial statements, and compile sign-off package for Manager and Director review
  • Prior to monthly consolidation financial statement close:
    • Resolve any follow-up items from prior month.
    • Record assigned consolidating journal entries, per checklist.
    • Update and review assigned supporting consolidation working papers, tie to consolidated financial statements and include in consolidated roll-up package.
    • Assist with analysis of financial results in explaining comparative results, as required.
    • Complete sign-off documents.
  • Manage all property leasing payments for the Fountain Tire group. This includes:
    • Monthly reconciliation and processing of rent in accordance with the lease agreement records to ensure proper payment and recording by Accounting Assistant;
    • Monthly processing of other property costs in accordance with lease agreement records or rental summaries to ensure property payment recording by Accounting Assistant;
    • Annual tracking and processing of property tax and insurance invoices across all segments;
    • Performing property leasing reconciliations as required.
  • For quarterly forecast of FTP results:
    • Identify and evaluate any process changes and perform necessary steps to implement where appropriate.
    • Maintain timeline, ensuring alignment with overall timeline, revising when necessary.
    • Execute communication to appropriate parties in relation to timeline and process.
    • Populate, review and release templates.
    • Ensure data is accurately reflected in consolidated roll-up.
  • On a quarterly basis, prepare assigned supporting schedules for the management discussion and analysis of financial results in accordance to checklist.
  • For FTP annual budget process:
    • Identify and evaluate any process changes and perform necessary steps to implement where appropriate.
    • Prepare, and obtain approval, on timeline.
    • Execute communication to appropriate parties in relation to timeline and process;
    • Source, upload & verify data.
    • Monitor and maintain timeline as milestones are completed, communicating when there is risk of not meeting deadlines.
    • Prepare and issue reporting.
    • Ensure data is accurately reflected in consolidated roll-up and in Accounting system.
  • Maintain relationships with FTP team leads through regular interactions, delivery of customer service and continuous assessment of transactional and reporting needs.
  • Identify and track FTP projects and issue accurate and up-to-date monthly reporting to project leads.
  • Complete assigned year-end tasks, including audit requirements, by specified deadlines.
  • Continuously evaluate and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting processes and controls.
  • Participate in all safety initiatives, as required or assigned, to guarantee safety at Fountain Tire.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other related duties as assigned.

The necessary experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required in the role:

  • College Diploma with a major in Accounting and 3 to 5 years of related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Enrolment in an Accounting designation (CPA).
  • Working knowledge of financial statement preparation and reporting.
  • Demonstrated professionalism when dealing with financial information.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to work with a variety of people in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external associates.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills in order to effectively manage multiple priorities and competing demands within tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with an attention to detail in order to research and escalate issues.
  • Demonstrated initiative in recognizing opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Working knowledge of tax return preparation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other Financial Reporting software (FRX, Target, Forecaster, TaxPrep).

 Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on-line. In office resumes will be accepted by reception only.