Agrium Inc

Inventory Accountant Supervisor

2 months ago
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Accounting & Finance
Eligible for Relocation

Job Description

Inventory Accountant Supervisor


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, Operations Accounting, the Supervisor, Inventory Accounting, will perform 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. This position will work 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. In addition, the Supervisor, Inventory Accounting will also oversee the completion and accuracy of inventory accounting tasks and responsibilities of multiple Inventory Accountants responsible for other regions.


Key Tasks:

  • Provide daily analysis of margin and inventory reports for a Region and works with appropriate individuals to perform corrections.
  • Analysis includes GP report, Cost Exception report, Stock Transfer Markup report, Blend Calculation register, Purchase Price Variance Report,
  • Negative Inventory Cost Adjustment Review, amongst other reports.
  • Daily supervision of 2-4 Inventory Accountants ensuring work product is complete, accurate and timely. In addition, provide coaching, mentoring, and performance management.
  • Integral part of the training of new Inventory Accountants in addition to assisting all inventory accountants with resolving complex issues.
  • Assist Branch and Division personnel with 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, cost adjustments, and account reconciliations.
  • Approve journal entries and cost corrections made by the inventory accounting staff up to $40K.
  • Assists Manager, Operations Accounting with on-going process and procedure adherence and improvements within the function.
  • Attends division and region meetings. 
  • Determines materiality for accruals needing to be done at month end for inventory issues.
  • Determines when purchase price variances should revalue inventory on hand or should flow to the P&L if inventory has already been sold and at what level costing
  • corrections are made.
  • Additional duties as assigned by Operations Accounting Management.


  • Ability to make decisions, perform actions and provide communication relative to: direction/goal setting, performance management, relationship building, mentoring, coaching and team building.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Strong verbal, written communication, strong computer (MS Office – Excel), analytical and organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to Understand and analyze issues and apply accounting standards to reflect accurate financial reporting.
  • PeopleSoft experience a plus.
  • Strong integrity and business ethics.


  • Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business Related Field
  • 3-5 years accounting experience preferred/supervisor experience 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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