Supervisor, Operations Accounting

In 1985, Ed McNally founded Big Rock Brewery Inc. (“Big Rock” or the “Company”) to contest the time's beer trends. Three bold, European-inspired offerings – Bitter, Porter and Traditional Ale – forged an industry at a time heavy on easy drinking lagers and light on flavour. Today, our extensive portfolio of signature beers, ongoing seasonal offerings, five ciders (Rock Creek Cider® series) and custom-crafted private label products keep us at the forefront of the craft beer revolution and still proudly contesting the beer trends of today.

Big Rock currently has brewing operations in Calgary, Alberta, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario and offers its products in five provinces and two territories across Canada.

We are searching for a high energy, enthusiastic professional to join our Finance team as a Supervisor of Operations Accounting. This position will appeal to a analytical problem solver who has a professional accounting designation (CPA) or who has a degree in Business or Commerce and is working towards a professional accounting designation.  A minimum of five years of full-cycle accounting with supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment required as well as an intermediate to high level of computer competence and experience in an automated accounting environment. The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task, a willingness to introduce and support system efficiencies and will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:



  • Oversee and evaluate direct reports work performance, take an active role in training and coaching with the goal of achieving a high-performance team
  • Support the Controller in month end close process
  • Key finance member to oversee, ensure that SAP B-1 master file maintenance is properly documented and managed (Business partners; warehouses; item codes; user license requirements; etc.)
  • Ensure documentation and compliance with operational accounting policies and procedures
  • Responsible for implementing and monitoring Credit review and approval of customers and maintaining appropriate files on customers
  • Active participant in managing the month end reporting calendar and close process with the Controller

Operations Accounting

  • Supervise the full-cycle accounting for Operations accounting (Production/Inventory and Accounts Receivable functions), including overseeing subledger reconciliations and follow-up
  • Responsible for analysis and preparation of month end sales volumes statistics and analysis
  • Responsible for reviewing accounts receivable aging and inventory movement analysis on a regular basis, including month end reconciliations
  • Lead contact with AGLC relationship for periodic production and sales reporting, and general warehouse/inventory movements
  • Maintain relationship with the consignment warehouses, to ensure that they are following performance standards per executed contracts
  • Oversee the coordination of periodic wholesale inventory counts at all warehouses, including consignment warehouses
  • Review and prepare monthly journal entries as required
  • Monitor accounting activities, ensuring that all administrative and accounting-related procedures and controls are observed and that assigned tasks are completed as related to inventory and accounts receivable processes
  • Liaise with the production department to ensure effective and efficient procedures and controls for product costing and inventory management and reporting
  • Responsible to oversee, review and cultivate deep understanding of operational cost drivers and impact on internal reporting, specifically facilities costs and margin analysis

Reporting & Internal Controls

  • Draft monthly internal financial reporting package, supporting the Controller and Manager, Pricing & Planning in preparing analysis and identifying KPI’s
  • Maintain and establish documentation of monthly procedures and practises for SAP master file set up for A/R and Inventory; back-up for SAP General Ledger, Chart of Accounts master file maintenance, in conjunction with the Controller
  • Responsible for reviewing the completion of the monthly survey of Manufacturers for Statistics Canada and other manufacturing related Stats Canada reporting
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, and monthly forecasting processes, in conjunction with the Controller and Manager, Pricing & Planning
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors


  • Post-secondary education in Accounting or Business, with a recognized accounting designation (CPA, or equivalent)
  • 5-10 years of full-cycle accounting with supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Hands-on experience with an ERP system
  • Previous experience with a system implementation would be an asset
  • Self-directed, detail-oriented, professional
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen focus on operational performance measures
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

If you are interested in joining a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, success focused organization with an exciting growth plan please submit your CV and cover letter by email directly to