Senior Financial Accountant


Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · Calgary, Canada
Team Financial Reporting
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

Meet 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, 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 developing our resources responsibly and profitably while positively contributing 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 is just that. Leaders and employees have shared accountability to determine the ideal remote and in-office time mix. We aim for an environment that supports individual work location preferences while optimizing productivity, engagement, well-being, and overall 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 Senior Financial Accountant to join our Financial Reporting team. As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to provide insights to the business to inform decisions and collaborate with Finance professionals and groups across the organization to deliver timely and reliable results. This position is based in Calgary with a mix of remote and in-office time through our Flexible Work Location Program.     

Reporting to the Team Lead, Financial Reporting, you will provide guidance and oversight to the Financial Accountants in preparing Enerplus’ quarterly and annual financial statements, MD&A, and other public company filings. In addition, you will lead financial reporting projects (such as the adoption of new reporting standards or the implementation of new software applications), conduct technical research of oil and gas-specific reporting and disclosure items per U.S. GAAP and SEC requirements, and perform ad-hoc analysis over key business drivers to explain results to senior leaders. As a member of our team, you will be supported as you learn and grow your career with Enerplus.  


 What You Will Do  

  • Review and advise on the quarterly and annual financial statements, MD&A, and other public filings and consult on disclosure requirements for new transactions or reporting requirements.  

  • Perform ad-hoc analysis of business results by applying industry knowledge to draw insights from financial data and identify trends, drivers, and nuances.  

  • Distil complex information or large data sets into salient explanations for senior leaders and other stakeholders. 

  • Apply knowledge of U.S. GAAP standards, SEC regulations, and oil and gas operations to determine the appropriate accounting treatment of transactions accurately and thoroughly.  

  • Lead projects relating to the adoption of new standards or regulations or the implementation of new software applications by collaborating with stakeholders, managing project deliverables, and anticipating and resolving risks. 

The Requirements  

  • Six to ten years experience in a financial reporting role in the upstream oil and gas industry (i.e., exploration and production companies). 

  • A Chartered Professional Accounting designation is preferred.  

  • Experience preparing or reviewing financial statements and MD&A for publicly listed companies. 

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

  • Knowledge of SEC disclosure requirements and the ability to perform SEC research is an asset.  

  • Experience with technology (data and analytics tools, data visualization, SQL, software implementation) is an asset. 


What You Bring  

  • Accountability  

  • Team player mindset 

  • Ability to thrive in an inclusive and collaborative workplace and welcome diverse perspectives 

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

  • Ability to manage capacity and deliverables independently and proactively raise risks to the leader.  

  • Cross-functional relationship-building skills and effective communication to various audiences (non-accountants, senior leaders, etc.).   

  • The 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.   

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