RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Financial Analyst / Cost Accountant

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: April 30, 2022

Financial Analyst / Cost Accountant

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) is an acknowledged leader in the packaging industry. Leveraging its advanced manufacturing and technologies, extensive research and development capabilities and a comprehensive strategic acquisition program, the company believes it has assembled the broadest and deepest range of products in the industry. IPG is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Additionally, IPG is a leader in the woven coated fabrics industry. Its performance products, including tapes and cloths, are designed for demanding aerospace, automotive and industrial applications and are sold to a broad range of industry/specialty distributors, retail stores and large end-users in diverse industries. For more information visit our website at:

Reporting to the Controller, the Cost Accountant is a key member of the Finance Operations team and is the owner of continuous plant financial analysis using facts, data and financial analysis tools to ensure plant profitability is constantly being maximized. This includes reducing manufacturing costs and maximizing product financial returns. This position is the “financial eyes and ears” of the factory working closely with the Operations Management team to understand, analyze and challenge the operations from a financial perspective.

Location: Truro, Nova Scotia

Duties and Responsibilities

· Assistance with the preparation of plant financial statements, variance reporting and understanding. Complete financial analysis using plant data and have a strong understanding of how data translates to overall plant performance.

· Prepare product costing, monthly profitability and waste reports and ad hoc cost analysis, as required.

· Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting activities including balance sheet reconciliations.

· Assistance in the annual budget process and year end audit, as required

· Reviewing and maintaining internal controls and related documents.

· Set up and maintain the integrity of cost accounting models and inventory valuation.

· Assume additional related responsibilities, as required.

Essential Skills and Requirements

· Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting or Finance, Co-op preferred but not essential

· Interest in and/or eligibility for the CPA program

· Some experience in Cost Analysis and Financial controls.

Technical Competencies

· Experience in Microsoft Excel at an advanced level.

· Some experience in costing systems would be beneficial but not essential

Personal Competencies

· Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization

· Ability to adapt to changing needs and prioritize to meet deadlines.

· Work independently and in a team environment.

· Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multi-tasking and manage priorities

· Ability to problem solve and think “big picture.”

Intertape Polymer has a competitive compensation and benefits package and is committed to providing a safe work environment.

Intertape Polymer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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