Financial Accountant


  • Team: Financial Reporting
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Closing: 10:17am, 28th Nov 2022 MST

Job Description

About Enerplus  

We’re an independent North American exploration and production company focused on developing our high-quality assets through a disciplined, returns-based capital program. This focus, our accountability and our people will help us deliver differentiated long-term shareholder value. We are proud of what we do and how we do it. Our core values include a commitment to develop our resources responsibly and profitably, while making a positive contribution to society. Consistent with this commitment, we work to ensure that our operations remain safe, resilient and sustainable. Operational excellence in a safe and responsible manner is our number one priority.  

We strive for a workplace where everyone feels welcome and can actively participate and contribute. Our company is made up of skilled people with diverse backgrounds and experience. We are innovative, motivated, and accountable. This extends to how we work and the flexibility we provide employees. Our Flexible Work Location Program does not prescribe a one size fits all in-office approach. Leaders and employees have shared accountability to determine the ideal mix of remote and in-office time. We aim for an environment that supports individual work location preferences and optimizes performance in every role and team across the company.   

The Opportunity   

Enerplus is on an exciting journey to become Best in Basin. To further support our trusted partnership with the business, we are looking for a Financial Accountant to join our Financial Reporting team. As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with Finance professionals and groups across the organization to deliver timely and reliable results. This position is based in Denver, with a mix of remote and in-office time through our Flexible Work Location Program.   

Reporting to the Team Lead, Financial Reporting, you will collaborate with the team to prepare Enerplus’ quarterly and annual financial statements, MD&A, and other public company filings. In addition, you will support month-end processes through analyzing financial results, preparing journal entries, and performing technical analysis over new transactions. You will provide accounting advisory to teams across the organization, including Treasury, Corporate Planning, Investor Relations, Operations, and Corporate Sustainability, building your cross-functional relationships. You will share your insights on innovation and identify opportunities to further leverage technology to streamline our processes. As a member of our team, you will be supported as you learn and grow your career with Enerplus.  


 What You Will Do  

  • Collaborate with the Financial Reporting team to prepare quarterly and annual financial statements, MD&A, and other public filings.  

  • Analyze financial results and prepare accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting for management and other key stakeholders.  

  • Prepare calculations and journal entries for items such as leases, asset retirement obligation, and financial instruments. 

  • Perform technical accounting research to determine the appropriate treatment of new transactions as they arise.  

  • Lead innovation projects relating to process improvements, financial system optimization, and new technology evaluations. 

The Requirements  

  • A Chartered Professional Accounting designation, or at a minimum, passed the Common Final Evaluation (CFE).  

  • Three to six years’ experience in a financial accounting or assurance role. Public accounting firm training is preferred.  

  • Experience in or with the Oil and Gas industry is considered an asset but not required. 

  • Strong understanding of the financial statement and MD&A preparation and reporting process. 

  • Knowledge of accounting standards for public companies such as IFRS or U.S. GAAP. 

  • Familiarity with internal controls over financial reporting. 

  • Strong technological literacy, specific to Microsoft Excel (ability to manipulate, organize, and retrieve data using formulas and logic functions). 


What You Bring  

  • Team player who thrives in an inclusive and collaborative workplace and welcomes and invites diverse perspectives.  

  • Curious and self-motivated, with excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. 

  • Detail-oriented with strong time management and organizational skills. 

  • Strong relationship builder and effective communicator.  

  • Desire for continuous learning and professional growth.  


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We encourage anyone to apply without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other applicable status protected by Federal, State/Provincial or local law.   

Enerplus uses an innovative recruitment platform called Applied. Your application will be reviewed blindly - removing unconscious bias and promoting fair and smart hiring decisions. When you apply, you will be asked to answer a set of questions related to this position. Your answers will be made anonymous prior to being reviewed by the hiring team. We look forward to hearing about your experience with Applied.   

We thank all applicants for your interest and effort in applying. We only contact candidates selected for interviews. By applying, you consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information provided during the application and selection process. 


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 28th Nov 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 28th Nov 2022