Divisional Controller


Date Posted: December 01, 2022

Job Location: Williams Lake

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 4200 North MacKenzie Avenue, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada V2G 2V5

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading forest products company in
North America.
Our goals are straightforward – leadership
through profit, responsibility in communities, excellence in people
and strength in products.

Our Williams Lake Plywood division is seeking an experienced,
professional, dedicated individual to fill the following


As the senior financial resource on site, the successful
applicant will work with the mill management group to operate and
grow our successful plywood division.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all financial activities of the pulp mill. Ensuring
    the timely completion of financial reports, forecasts and
    maintaining the integrity of internal controls (SOX).
  • Coordination and preparation of annual business plan, including
    financial aspects of capital and major maintenance.
  • Providing operational and financial support and analysis for
    the division’s management team and the corporate head office
  • Mentoring of Assistant Controller and Plant Accountant, and
    supervision of administrative office staff. Coaching of operational
    personnel on financial matters relating to their area of
  • Participation in the management team and providing value-added
    decision support

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA)
  • 5+ years industrial manufacturing experience
  • Well established organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Detailed and proactive approach to work
  • A high level of motivation 
  • A strong computer systems skill set 
  • Forestry industry experience is preferred but not required

Our employees drive our success.  We believe in providing
opportunities for growth and advancement and are looking for
someone who wants to build their career in our company. In addition
to competitive wages and benefits, and offers a stable, rewarding
career. Williams lake also offers an attractive relocation

Williams Lake is a city in the Central Interior of British
Columbia, in the central part of a region known as the Cariboo.
Williams Lake is the second largest city, by population of
metropolitan area, in the Cariboo after neighbouring Quesnel. The
city is famous for its Williams Lake Stampede, the second largest
professional rodeo in Canada after only the Calgary

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more
vibrant workforce, safer operations and a stronger company overall.
We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are
reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not
discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of
race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal

For more information on West Fraser and our current
opportunities, visit our website at: 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, 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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