Financial Analyst: International Trade


Date Posted: February 14, 2021

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 1250 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 6P5

Job Description

West Fraser is a growing, diversified wood products company.
North America’s largest lumber producer, West Fraser has been
recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Best Companies to Work For, and
one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers eight times. Our investments in
modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation
and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future. Are you interested
in working for a company that offers both a challenging work
environment and a rewarding career path? West Fraser’s corporate
accounting team is currently seeking a high calibre candidate for
the role of:

Financial Analyst:
International Trade 

As a finance professional, you will join our corporate
accounting group as an integral member of our finance team. We are
looking for a dynamic self-starter with excellent communication
skills who thrives on new challenges, problem-solving and provides
quality work.  It is an exciting opportunity to manage
interesting, challenging and complex projects and you will need
strong project management and organizational skills, attention to
details, and the ability to manage multiple projects while still
meeting deadlines. 

The Trade File is an ongoing dispute between Canada and the U.S.
over the import of Canadian softwood lumber into the U.S.  The
U.S. has applied duties and tariffs on these imports and West
Fraser is required to participate in annual reviews of the various
information used to calculate the rates. Your primary
responsibility will be to lead the anti-dumping section of the
Trade File investigation.  This consists of analyzing sales
data, understanding and explaining cost flows, coordinating data
collection from various parties and communicating this information
to our external legal counsel. You will also be called upon to
analyze sales data to help the sales team make pricing and
production decisions.  

This role will expose you to a global view of our company
including how we do business, our legal structure, and our
accounting and business policies and practices. This position
requires interaction with senior management, employees at multiple
locations and third-party stakeholders and requires the ability to
change messages to fit the audience and use indirect influence
across our organization. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the anti-dumping section of the US Trade File
    investigation including, gathering, summarizing and presenting
    data, as well as being the point of contact with the lawyers and
    other 3rd party experts
  • Preparation and reconciliation of other key data with regards
    to the anti-dumping investigation
  • Providing strategic ideas and future development for financial
    improvement for business processes and systems
  • Aiding with preparation and response to other trade-related
    data requests
  • Developing a detailed understanding of the anti-dumping margin
    and analyzing pricing to inform decisions on our operations

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A professional accounting designation
  • 3+ years public accounting experience (other business
    experience may be considered)
  • Well-established organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detailed and proactive approach to work
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Advanced technology-driven data analytics skills
  • A mindset for process improvement and efficiency
  • A high level of motivation and energy
  • Strong computer systems skill set

Considered an asset:

  • Forest industry experience is preferred but not

The successful candidate will have the option to choose between
working in our Corporate Office in Vancouver, BC or our
Corporate Office in Quesnel, BC.

West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we
are looking for individuals who are interested in a full-time,
long-term career.

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply today in
confidence at and click
on the green “apply now” at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and other career
opportunities, visit our website at

We thank all candidates for their interest, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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