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Inventory Accountant

Inventory Accountant

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Inventory 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 superior 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 Manager, Operational Accounting, the Inventory Accountant will provide daily analysis of margin, inventory, and cost accounting reports for one region of the company and work with the appropriate individual(s) to resolve any exceptions/issues. The Inventory Accountant works closely with the Branch and Division personnel to ensure accurate reporting of margins and inventory transactions in addition to answering questions regarding inventory counts, adjustments, or other inventory related inquiries.


Key Tasks:

  • Provide daily analysis of margin and inventory reports for one region of the company.
  • Work closely with the Branch Managers and Branch personnel to ensure accurate reporting of margins and inventory transactions.
  • Assist Regional Finance Managers and Analysts in researching any inventory transactions resulting in questionable margins or inventory levels.
  • Complete monthly SOX reports to ensure proper internal controls over inventory transactions.
  • Perform validity checks before posting inventory adjustments submitted by the branches.
  • Assist Division personnel with consignment inventory contracts.
  • Assist Division personnel with required yearly physical counts of inventory at each branch – including participation in physical counts of inventory, reconciliation of inventory counts and adjusting of variances.
  • Accounting functions, including journal entries, account reconciliation and transactional review.
  • Special projects, and other duties as assigned by Operations Accounting Manager or other Operations Accounting Management.
  • Approximately 5% travel for attendance at Regional/Divisional Meetings, visits to Branches, attendance at inventory counts/recounts.


  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Works well under general supervision.
  • Strong integrity and business ethics.
  • Strong verbal, written communication, strong computer (MS Office – Excel) skills.
  • People-soft experience a plus.



  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • 1-2 years of Accounting experience.

  • Accounting designations not required.

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.