Finance & Accounting Student

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City : Calgary

Category : Students & New Grads

Industry : Oil and Gas

Employer : Suncor

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Student positions at Suncor (including co-op and intern) are more than just a work term. They provide you with significant and meaningful work experiences to help enable you to figure out where you want your career to go – better yet, many of our co-op students go on to become permanent Suncor employees after they graduate! You will work side-by-side with some of the most talented people in the energy industry, and your work assignments and mentoring will offer you outstanding academic and career growth.

You will have the opportunity to develop key accounting and finance skills, as well as personal capabilities and relationships in an encouraging work environment.

You will use your expertise to:

Finance and Planning:

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting: compiling information and numbers, preparing presentations and performing variance analysis
  • Perform month-end and quarter-end duties such as preparing journal entries, reconciling accounts, and investigating variances
  • Provide support to the annual budget and business planning process
  • Obtain a deep understanding of Suncor’s business processes and procedures

Corporate Accounting, Reporting & Technology:

  • Demonstrate initiative supporting month end accounting and data governance processes
  • Prepare journal entries, reconcile accounts, investigate variances
  • Support external reporting requirements including tax provisions and cash flow
  • Identify and support implementation of process improvements


  • Obtain a deep understanding of Suncor’s supply & trading settlements processes
  • Verify, code and submit customs/brokerage invoices for payment
  • Prepare and submit government import/export reporting
  • Perform daily broker margin calls and cash application activities for LPG counterparties

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Current enrollment in a formal co-op or internship program in 3rd or 4th year Accounting or Finance program at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after the work term
  • (Attach your transcripts with your application and clearly indicate the length of work term for which you are available)
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel (pivot tables and V-lookups)
  • A self-starter mindset with a continuous improvement attitude making you results oriented and motivated by accuracy
  • A passion and dream to pursue a professional designation (e.g.CPA, CFA etc.)
  • Outstanding collaboration skills to achieve the best results and deliver the best outcome
  • A strong degree of curiosity- anticipating potential problems and tackling out- of- the- ordinary situations

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W.
  • This is an 8 – 12 month work term, from May 2020 – April 2020


Why Suncor?

Start your career at Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Students & New Grads

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