Job Details

Company Description

Current Indigo employees should apply through the Internal Mobility page using your @indigo.ca email address.

Dedicated to telling stories and creating experiences, Indigo is always looking for bright, energetic and customer-focused people who can help bring our exciting mission to life in one of our more than 200 Indigo, Indigospirit, Chapters and Coles stores across Canada. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities at our retail stores, distribution centres, and home office for people who share our passions and want to be part of a dynamic and enriching culture.


  • We love books and all things beautiful
  • We are Canada’s Cultural Department Store
  • Books are our heart and our soul and Great Books are JUST the Beginning…

We play by the following rules:

  • We exist to add joy to our customers’ lives each and every time they interact with us and our products
  • Our job is to create joyful moments for our customers
  • We treat each other the way we’d treat a valued friend
  • We inspire each other to do our best work
  • We seek to ignite creativity and innovation every day
  • We give back to the communities in which we operate

Job Description


The Accountant is responsible for providing financial accounting support to the Assistant Controller, including preparing and posting journal entries related to routine and non-routine accounting transactions.  This role will assist with all general accounting functional areas of the department.

•    Prepare and maintain monthly reconciliations of assigned accounts; investigate and resolve variances 
•    Create and produce reports from accounting system, adhering to internal processes to ensure accuracy, reasonability and completeness of records
•    Assist in preparation of monthly financial statements for distribution to senior management
•    Under minimal supervision, apply basic analytical techniques to develop, create and test changes to financial reports to resolve routine issues, ensuring accuracy and effectiveness of monthly reporting processes
•    Ensure applicable accounting and systems processes are fully compliant with internal controls through testing, reporting and assistance with documentation of certification workflow process
•    Participate in financial system performance initiatives including business change modifications, upgrades and implementations
•    Assist in developing and implementing opportunities to improve and streamline business processes
•    Support Retail channel by responding to store F/S inquiries
•    Support the annual review by external and internal audit functions
•    Act as an advocate for the customer by placing them at the forefront of all decision-making and design processes
•    Proactively identify and anticipate customer expectations and needs
•    Embrace and seek out technology that creates high tech and high touch solutions for Indigo’s customers
•    Challenge the status quo by consistently identifying areas for improvement, diagnosing issues and working to resolve them



•    University degree or college diploma in Commerce or Business Administration with emphasis on finance/accounting
•    CPA designation
•    5+  years’ accounting experience
•    Experience in all areas of accounting, financial analysis and variance analysis 
•    Exceptional Excel skills and knowledge of SAP, BW and Hyperion
•    Retail industry experience an asset

Additional Information

Indigo Books & Music is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources if you require accommodation. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs. 




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