Senior Accountant

Date: Feb 17, 2024

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


The following position is open in AlbertaCanada.


What makes this a great opportunity?

At Alberta Distillers, a subsidiary of Beam Suntory, we’re proud of our people, products and heritage. Our success and the quality of our brands are attributed to the talent of our people. Training, developing, rewarding high performers and nurturing talented individuals is a top priority. An equal employment opportunity employer, Alberta Distillers is seeking talented, energetic, flexible individuals who are eager to put their talents and ideas to work in the exciting, entrepreneurial and rewarding environment of Beam Suntory. We are committed to crafting spirits with the best quality, in the most effective, efficient, environmentally sound and safe manner possible.

Role Responsibilities

  • Monthly preparation and review of cost center spend, activity rates comparison of actual vs budget including review and collaboration with department leads
  • Forecasting and analysis of COGS variance results – volume absorption, operating efficiency, production variances, wastes, PPV & other variances
  • Forecasting and analysis of COGS variance – Material Ledger, production variances, wastes, freight, E&O, Asset write off & other variances
  • Participate in the annual budgeting, strategic planning and forecasting process
  • Maturing Inventory Review (MIR) process - work closely with Maturing Inventory group to provide accurate data for use in FP&A/Supply Chain decisions
  • Review and analysis of energy, water and electricity plant budget and actual performance
  • Review and analysis of Balance Sheet and P&L GL accounts including preparation of Journal entries for month-end closing
  • Perform SAP month end close process and yearend audits
  • Certify Blackline accounts reconciliations monthly
  • Ensure compliance with Excise requirements including filing of monthly Excise returns with supporting backups
  • Other tasks – ITF support team – TRACC initiatives, barrel counts, fixed asset counts and other finance/accounting related tasks
  • Review the control environment, perform and implement internal control procedures, maintain KPIs and lead efforts to address, identify deficiencies and drive continuous improvement – including Inventory, Fixed Asset, Financial and operational controls
  • Participate in the annual budgeting, strategic planning and forecasting process
  • Lead Fixed asset management, plan for compliance with corporate policy on fixed asset count and tagging, impairment review, acquisitions and disposals including monitoring of actual spend vs budget


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking skills.
  • SAP, Business Intelligence and Microsoft Office application experience required.
  • Manufacturing/production experience preferred.
  • Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay and/or Product Costing background preferred.
  • Alcohol and Excise Tax experience a plus.

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.