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Accounting and related administrative clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable. They also keep track of budgets and other financial records. These roles are all about finding efficiencies, creating opportunities and maximizing value for the forest products industry.
If you follow this rewarding path in the forest products industry, you will need to have proficiency in software programs, good organizational and communication skills and be able to multitask.
Working as an accounting clerk in the forest products industry opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or skilled financial occupations, such as accounts payable supervisor, bookkeeper or office manager.
To work as an accounting or administrative clerk, you will need to finish high school. If you want to advance your career further, finishing college or other courses certified by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, Canadian Securities Institute or Canadian Bookkeepers Association will help increase your earning potential.
Information technology specialists use their computer skills in a variety of ways in the forest products industry. Managing land-related data with geographic information systems (GIS) is a key duty. IT specialists also maintain computer networks, run databases, record data in the field, and manage software applications.
Working as an IT specialist might also require you to develop and implement information systems. You may also provide technical support and troubleshooting services to staff.
Working as an IT specialist opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions.