• Accountant, Payroll & Benefits

    Job Locations CA-SK-Saskatoon
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/27/2018 9:47 AM)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Accounting & Finance
    Business Unit
  • Job Description

    Accountant, Payroll & Benefits | Saskatoon, SK

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Reporting to the Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting, the individual is responsible for the accounting related to all aspects of payroll, benefits, severance, incentives, payroll taxes, share-based compensation, pension, and other incentive plans for the Canadian Corporate, Retail, and Wholesale business units. The role works across multiple geographically dispersed departments including Corporate Accounting, Payroll, Human Resources (HR), and IT as well as across multiple ERPs including PeopleSoft, Oracle, and SAP.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Prepare and process daily clearings related to payroll cash and open item managed general ledger (GL) accounts and post adjusting entries as necessary
    • Prepare and post monthly entries related to cost allocations and other recurring entries related to payroll and benefits accounts
    • Review payroll transactions, payroll related accruals and stock-based compensation balances to ensure these are properly calculated and accurately posted to the GL
    • Prepare account reconciliations for all payroll and benefits related balance sheet accounts and research any reconciling items or outstanding issues on a timely manner
    • Work with Payroll personnel to ensure all payroll related tax returns and filings are accurate and any adjustments are reflected in the GL accounts
    • Participate in projects and system updates including payroll related support pack testing
    • Prepare procedural documentation for various payroll and benefits related processes, reports and inquiries
    • Support business units and shared services with payroll related information requests and special projects, as needed

    Characteristics for Successful Performance:

    • Strong communicator with exceptional analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of employee information
    • Demonstrates initiative, problem solving and ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet reporting requirements


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of relevant work experience
    • Understanding of payroll and payroll processes and experience with SAP payroll and PeopleSoft will be considered an asset

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now.  In order to ensure consideration for this role, candidates are encouraged to apply by August 10, 2018. However, this job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed