Senior Financial Analyst, Acquisition and Integration


At Parkland, our purpose is to Power Journeys & Energize Communities. We are a prominent independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. As One Parkland team, we proudly serve diverse retail, commercial and wholesale customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and South America. We power a growing family of locally known brands including M&M Food Market, Fas Gas Plus, Pioneer, RaceTrac, Superpumper, Ultramar, Chevron, Esso, and ON the RUN.

We recognize that diversity gives us an edge and inclusion propels us forward. We’re also a passionate team of down-to-earth achievers, committed to getting our customers, colleagues and communities further, faster. As such, we welcome talented individuals that have a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and industry experience who will contribute to the success of our One Parkland team.

Position Title: Senior Financial Analyst, Acquisition and Integration

Team and Location: Finance – Calgary, AB

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager/Senior Manager, Acquisitions and Integration and working closely with the Director Financial Reporting and Consolidation, the Senior Financial Analyst, Acquisition and Integration will be a key member of the Corporate Finance Team and work closely with other finance teams within Parkland. The Senior Financial Analyst will assist the Manager/Senior Manager, Acquisitions and Integration with the onboarding of new acquisitions and take an active role in the accounting and integration of various types of acquisitions. In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst will contribute to process improvement and other special ad-hoc projects. 

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who is looking for a career and opportunities to learn with a vibrant and fast-growing company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Main responsibilities including but not limited to:
    • Lead the on-boarding of new acquisitions and accounting for the initial purchase price allocation under IFRS 3 and assist with impact assessments and integration into consolidation and financial reporting systems.
    • Assist with the establishment and implementation of acquisition and integration manual for various types of acquisitions.
    • Work closely with the operational and PMO to facilitate operational integration of acquisitions considering financial reporting and consolidation requirements.
    • Coordinate with external consultants for the valuation of tangible and intangible assets and lead internal valuations for smaller acquisitions.
    • Lead the integration process including account mapping in coordination with the Corporate Accounting Team and Finance Transformation Team.
    • Coordination with the Technical Accounting Team, for the assessment of existing accounting policies of new acquisitions and ensuring such policies are in accordance with IFRS and Parkland’s existing policies.
    • Work closely with Corporate Development team in assessing the underlying information required for valuation of tangible and intangible assets, including acquired leases.
    • Assist the Financial Reporting team with disclosure requirements for business combinations under IFRS 3.
    • Lead the optimization of internal controls over financial reporting related to acquisition and integration processes.
    • Actively participate in process and system improvement projects; develop and enhance procedures to ensure a high standard of data accuracy and efficiencies as required.
    • Assists with the external and internal auditor requests in relation to new acquisitions.
    • Liaises with other departments to support corporate initiatives, projects, and business requirements.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Senior Financial Analyst at a mid to large-cap publicly traded, high growth company or Experienced Manager in a “Big 4” public accounting firm working in an accounting or merger & acquisition role with Canadian public companies, preferably those in high-growth or acquisitive environments.
  • CPA, CA designation and CBV (preferred) with 6 to 8 years of progressive experience and a minimum of 4 years of experience working in a public accounting firm or financial institution.
  • Knowledge and experience with public company accounting requirements, IFRS, working with complex accounting issues and implementing C-SOX or SOX controls.
  • Experience with SOX 302/404/906 requirements.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with business and asset valuations, acquisition accounting, business combinations and accounting integrations.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with acquisition accounting, business combinations and accounting integrations.
  • Experience with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP, PDI or another ERP system preferred.
  • Experience with Onestream and/or Workiva preferred.
  • Experience in relevant non-financial industries (e.g. retail, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, technology, downstream oil and gas, etc.).

Skills and Attributes required:

  • Excellent accounting analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to proactively identify, understand and grasp issues, problems and the overall “big picture.
  • Ability to “tell the story” behind the data as well as formulate a plan, solutions and alternatives to resolve issues with best practices and successfully execute on issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to make complex issues and processes clear and understandable to key stakeholders and decision-makers.
  • Excellent Excel skills – must be comfortable working with large volumes of data using  advanced excel functions.
  • Willingness to learn, improve existing processes, and confront new challenges.
  • Self-motivated problem solver with a relentless focus on high-quality results and operational excellence.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate teams when working with all business units and operations.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to manage time, work independently, and multi-task.
  • Ability and willingness to work on evenings and weekends.
  • Enthusiastic and committed to getting the job done in a fast-paced, high-performing, dynamic environment with a willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and “get the job done” attitude.

We Offer:

  • Our Performance-based Annual Incentive Plan, an annual bonus awarding your performance.
  • A share in our success through the Employee Share Purchase Plan and 100% company matching.
  • A flexible group benefit plan that offers health and dental coverage choices to meet the needs of each unique employee. Inclusive of life and disability insurances, Health Care and Lifestyle Spending options, and a supportive Employee and Family Assistance Program. 
  • Participation in Parkland Pledge, an employee-driven charitable giving program.
  • An employee referral program – earn up to $2000 for your referral.
  • In-house learning and development opportunities, leadership training, international opportunities.
  • Discount Programs and Educational Scholarship Programs for family members.
  • A safety focused work environment and ongoing safety training.

Please note:

  • Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada at this time. Parkland regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas.
  • Parkland Corporation is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We strive to provide accessibility in employment to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. Parkland Corporation will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability, please notify us upon scheduling your interview.
  • Please note that final candidates for this position will be required to undergo a confidential pre-employment background check which may include but not be limited to educational, criminal, credit, drug and alcohol and/or Fitness for Duty testing.