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Supervisor, Financial Accounting


Kelowna, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,400 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview

This position will be responsible for the oversight of various financial accounting and financial reporting requirements, as well as reviewing current processes within the Finance team to identify opportunities for improvement and efficiencies and implementing those improvements through innovative solutions.

  • Prepare, review and provide oversight of various financial accounting transactions and activities, including journal entries and account reconciliations, and ensure the transactions and processes are functioning appropriately in accordance with SOX requirements and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Manage accounting staff involved in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports. Develop annual performance plans and reviews periodically with staff. Identify and implement staff training and development opportunities.
  • Participate in selecting, orientating and training new employees. Provide coaching to support performance, quality of work, and ongoing training and development of staff; manage attendance, identify performance issues and collaborate with others regarding disciplinary matters.
  • Prepare or review various internal and external financial reports, and quarterly working papers and notes for the financial statements and MD&A.
  • Seek out and identify innovative opportunities for Finance process improvements and efficiencies, and work with various stakeholders to implement solutions.
  • Provide accounting guidance and solutions to various stakeholders within the organization.  
  • Provide supporting financial or accounting policy analysis, when required, for BC Utilities Commission applications and for external financial reporting purposes.
  • Maintain chart of accounts in SAP system and related documentation.
  • Assists in various finance projects and initiatives as required.
  • Degree in Business/Commerce with recognized Accounting designation and a minimum of four (4) years relevant experience in financial accounting/reporting.
  • Strong technical skills working within a large Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, preferably in an SAP environment 
  • Advanced technological skills to enable a variety of financial analyses and reporting, in particular MS Excel, and ability to learn new technologies, including robotics process automation (RPA), PowerBI and data analytics
  • Demonstrated ability of performing or reviewing internal controls over financial reporting and contributing to an overall strong control environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills in order to understand problems and /or opportunities and develop and implement creative and pragmatic solutions
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to independently plan, prioritize and coordinate a diverse set of activities to consistently meet targets in an environment that includes changing priorities, and time demands
  • Excellent verbal and written communication / presentation skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people at all levels within and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to “Partner for Progress” by collaborating with people with financial and non-financial backgrounds at all levels within and outside the organization.

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees continue to report to the office while others work remotely. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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