• Accountant

    Job Locations US-NC-Aurora
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/16/2019 11:56 AM)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Accounting & Finance
    Business Unit
  • Job Description

    Accountant - Aurora, NC

    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.

    The Accountant is responsible for payable material balances and product costing.  They assist with general ledger, budget and financial reporting.  This position is responsible for following and maintaining corporate accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.  This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.

    Key Tasks:

    • Maintains a safe office environment as well as informing appropriate staff of safety and environmental hazards.
    • Complies with all company standards, policies and procedures including Code of Conduct, safety policies, accounting policies and any other applicable standards.
    • Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
    • Routinely reviews production and costing with production managers and staff. Isolates and explains variances from budget and plan in a timely manner.
    • Ensures accuracy of the month end material balance reporting system and the monthly forecast Material Balance Reports.
    • Reviews product inventories as reported in MSS vs the OPM product costing system
    • Analyzes physical flows of inventory vs. the purchased product system
    • Analyzes budget, actual and forecast spending and reviews both Operations and Maintenance production costs and variances.
    • Maintains and updates production cost forecasts
    • Understands that the accuracy of production volume flows, spending and the resulting production costs per ton are critical to our proper business management.
    • Assists with the accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting within corporate deadlines. Including but not limited to: variable, fixed and non-cash costs; tracking of controllable versus non-controllable expenses for reporting to management.
    • Assists the Accounting Supervisor in the daily accounting activities and provides backup during absence.
    • Works with the Chief Accountant to ensure clean and timely interim and year end audits.
    • Works with senior management, internal and external audit staff, and state and federal reporting agencies.


    • Able to thrive in a fast-paced setting.
    • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.
    • Cost accounting and management accounting
    • Financial analysis
    • Financial reporting knowledge in IFRS and US GAAP
    • Audit
    • Strong Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills
    • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
    • Problem solving ability
    • Time management.


    • Completed or pursuing Accounting designation.
    • BA/BS in Business, Finance, Accounting.
    • Three to five years prior accounting/finance experience in manufacturing setting. 
    • Public practice audit experience related to the manufacturing or mining industry preferred.

    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. 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.


    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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