Senior Operations Accountant


Date Posted: June 10, 2019

Job Location: Taylor

Job Number: 18192

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Canfor


Address: 8300 Cherry Avenue West, PO Box 330, Taylor, British Columbia, Canada V0C 2K0

Job Description

Who We Are:
At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.

We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.

You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.

Based in Prince George (or Taylor, BC area) and Reporting to the Mill Controller, with accountability to the General Manager, the Senior Operations Accountant is a key member of the Taylor Pulp Finance Team, responsible for providing accurate decision-making information that will support the management team. This position will be located in Prince George, with regular monthly travel to Taylor, BC required.

Major Responsibilities:
-Prepare monthly journal entries and perform account reconciliations
-Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements and complete variance analysis
-Prepare annual and quarterly forecasts
-Perform in depth analysis to support short term and long range strategic plans and operating budgets
-Support the mills Management Team with in-depth analysis
-Set up project codes for and track costs of maintenance projects at the division
-Prepare monthly and quarterly leadership presentations for the GM
-Identify non-value added processes within the department and seeks solutions
-Support the Mill Controller by being the first point of contact for issues and questions
-Provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of the division’s performance against historical, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement targets and alignment with the strategic plan
-Monitor, analyze and review approval routing of requisitions, work orders, and change orders in the CMMS
-Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators and costs
-Improve financial status by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions to management
-Demonstrate and apply appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal control
-Liaison with accounting staff from other divisions, internal/external auditors, accounts payable and mill operations
-Complete ad hoc reports and analysis as requested

Qualifications & Training Required:
-Professional Accounting Designation (CPA or equivalent)
-5+ years related industry experience
-Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills, as well as the ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment
-Exceptional business acumen with an eye for identifying innovative and value-added opportunities
-Advanced computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
-Ability to travel to Taylor, BC on a monthly basis (Estimated at 1 week (5 days) per month)

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 5 to 10 years
  • Minimum educational level: Bachelor Degree
  • Language: English

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