Compass Minerals Canada Corp.

Accountant Operations

By Compass Minerals Canada Corp.

Dead Line: April 20, 2022

We invite you to Explore the Potential of being part of something Clearly Essential! 
At Compass Minerals, we harvest, mine and produce essential minerals that deal with nature’s challenges, including – but not limited to – highway deicing salt for the winter months, water softening salt and plant nutrition that improves the quality and yield of crops. We transform Earth’s resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.   
With our company headquarters in Overland Park, KS, Compass Minerals operates in 27 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil & the United Kingdom. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone’s voice matters. We believe in work that creates value for all stakeholders, encourages collaboration at all levels and focuses on a high-performance environment where employees are challenged to be their best. 
Summary: Responsibilities encompass operations, capital and financial reporting including variance analysis.  While providing timely and accurate information is a cornerstone of the function, critical success skills will be the ability to develop metrics and financial reports useful in managing the business.  Apply principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems.
Essential Job Functions: Include but are not limited to the following:
(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)
  • Work closely with Controller while supporting Engineering Manager to ensure they have access to data required to manage and forecast capital projects, based on timelines established.
  • Assist in preparation of operating plans, forecasts and management proposals, while providing necessary supporting documentation and justification.
  • Prepare reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of expense based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Analyze changes in manufacturing materials, methods, or services provided, to determine effects on costs.
  • Compilation of accurate & complete information for month-end, quarter-end, year-end and adhoc capital reporting.
  • Coordinate and complete transactions within Enterprise and Fixed Asset Systems to manage capital expenditure requisitions, closures, capitalization, depreciation and retirement of assets.
  • Prepare journal entries for month end close.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 5 years related experience with standard cost accounting, preferably in an industrial manufacturing environment. CMA certificate a plus.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be PC proficient, skilled in MS Word and Excel and have the ability to quickly master new software programs. J. D. Edwards software experience a plus.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
Salary Range: $67,600 - $84,473
Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Compass Minerals is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodations, contact or 519 524 8351.

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