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Financial Accountant

Posting ID:      12706
Position Type:    Full Time Salaried   
City:    Fort St. John, BC, Canada 

Fort St. John (BC02) 


Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.



The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Regional Controller - the Financial Accountant will be responsible for a full range of operational, financial and management accounting reporting and analysis for Canfor’s manufacturing facilities in Fort St John and Chetwynd. This is a developmental role in which the successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in various facets of accounting. This may include working with and providing coverage for Divisional Accountants as needed.


The Financial Accountant's primary focus is to provide the operations management team with relevant financial and statistical analysis and information, and to participate in value-added decision support. Duties will consist of assisting the Divisional Accountants in the areas of manufacturing operations including Accounts Payable and Payroll review. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for the timely completion of financial closes, through to the generation of weekly costing reports, forecasting, capital processes and monthly financial statements. Occasional travel between the operations is required.


Major Duties:

  • Provide operational and financial analysis for the manufacturing facilities
  • Ensuring compliance with Corporate policies and GAAP
  • Support and provide back up for Divisional Accountants
  • Month end duties, including: adjusting entries, review of results, reporting, balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assisting superintendents and supervisors in departmental budget control, cost/benefit analysis and providing financial information and recommendations
  • Daily and weekly key stat and cost control reporting


The successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Accounting; students who are working towards their degree and have a commitment to obtain their CPA will be considered
  • Commitment to obtaining a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation; preference will be given to senior level students or those with the designation
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Ability to travel a few days a month to Canfor mills in BC
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Preference may be given to candidates whom are open to future relocation opportunities within BC


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


In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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