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Federated Co-operatives Limited

Financial Reporting Analyst (Temporary, up to 18 months)


Posted Jan 18Financial -1556706

Company Information

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a diverse business operating in the agriculture, food, energy and home and building sectors. Based in Saskatoon, Sask., FCL is owned by independent retail co-operatives from across Western Canada that are committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. FCL is involved in wholesaling and manufacturing, including refined fuels and lubricants. It also provides administrative and marketing support to its member-owners. For more information, visit www.fcl.crs.  

The Co-operative Retailing System is a network composed of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and over 200 independent retail co-operatives that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities in Western Canada. From Vancouver Island to northwestern Ontario and into the Arctic, retail co-ops serve 1.8 million active members and many more customers at 2,500 locations. FCL centrally supplies and supports these retail co-ops. By working together under the CO-OP® brand, we are all committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. For more information, visit www.coopconnection.ca.   

Job Description

FCL invites applications for the position of Financial Reporting Analyst in our home office located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


Ensure the compliance with external financial reporting requirements for FCL and its subsidiaries including financial statement and disclosure preparation. Monitor changes to external reporting requirements and consider their impact on FCL. Analyze and recommend accounting standards and policies that are in the best interest of FCL. Assist in the internal board reporting process to ensure relevant and reliable financial information is available to our company decision makers.


Reporting to the Manager, Financial Reporting, responsibilities for this position include the following: 

  • Identify financial reporting requirements that affect or will affect FCL and its subsidiaries and propose recommendations for them to the Manager and Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting for approval, including continuous improvement to current reporting practices.
  • Assist the Manager with the external consolidation process and preparation of the audited financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis, including assigned calculations and analysis.
  • Assist in the quarterly internal consolidation process for FCL and its subsidiaries. 
  • Propose updates and improvements to our existing accounting policies to ensure more consistent application across our group of companies. Research over best practices and the current operations and processes takes place in order to consider the impact of a recommendation.
  • Assist in required analysis of new financial reporting system which involves reviewing the current processes, recommendation of improvements and alternatives, and review of available alternatives. 
  • Assist in preparation and review of deliverables in the annual budget cycle which involves preparing, reviewing and analysing over budget inputs required from the Financial Reporting group.
  • Assist in training and presentations of new and upcoming changes to the way we report financial information externally. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Commerce/Business (with Accounting major) and 3-5 direct years of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) experience, preference for systems and/or consolidation experience. CPA designation is required.


A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.


Please submit a detailed resume in confidence on or before January 31, 2018:

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Federated Co-operatives Limited
Box 1050
401 - 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  S7K 3M9
Fax (306) 244-3462
E-Mail: careers@fcl.ca 

FCL offers a competitive salary, ongoing personal and professional development, and the opportunity to work with one of Western Canada's most successful organizations.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

Federated Co-operatives Limited
Wholesale trade
Talent Acquisition Specialist