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Plant Controller

Posting ID:     18922
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time   
City:   Darlington, SC, United States
Location:   Darlington Plant - CSP Services (SC14) 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

Reporting to the Director of Accounting and the Plant Manager, the sawmill Controller will be responsible for month end closing for the mill operation in addition to providing accurate decision-making information that will support the mill performance analysis to improve the business operations.


As a key member of the mill management team, the Controller will provide relevant historical and forward-looking financial / statistical analysis and information, and participate in decisions that enhance the mill's profitability. The role ensures that appropriate systems, policies and procedures, and internal controls are in place for the timely and accurate completion of the monthly financial closes, weekly cost reporting, monthly and quarterly forecasts, annual business plans and capital processes.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Monthly financial close for the mill, including all journal entries and facilitating the monthly inventory
  • Review mill operational financial statements and reports (including financial template)
  • Prepare mill operational forecasting and weekly KPI report
  • Provide operational and financial support and analysis
  • Key member of mill operations team providing leadership and direction on initiatives
  • Prepare weekly cost tracking for the mill and communicate with mill management
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts for the mill division



  • Undergraduate degree in related fields from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting
  • Strong technical skills with an ability to become highly proficient in ERP systems, BI tools, and MS Office applications
  • Methodical, organized, and structured in work habits
  • Focused on efficiency and seeks continuous improvement in current process
  • Ability to work to changing job demands and requirements including performing work outside of normal business operating hours as required


Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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Darlington, South Carolina
At just 4.5 square miles and with a population of fewer than 7,000, Darlington’s laid-back and relaxed environment affords freedom from the urban grind. Situated only one hour from the beach and from the nearest city, the family-oriented community of Darlington also offers low-cost living and convenience. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/darlington-sc

Nearest Major Market: Florence
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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