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Financial Accountant (18 Month Contract)

Posting ID:     17874
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Fort St. John, BC, Canada 
Location:   Fort St. John (BC02) 


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.


The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Regional Controller, the Financial Accountant is a key member of the Mill management team responsible for a full range of operational, financial and management accounting reporting and analysis for manufacturing.  This is a developmental role in which the incumbent will be backing up and supporting the Divisional Accountants at both our Chetwynd and Fort St. John divisions. Travel between the two divisions would be required for this role.


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 our North region in the areas of manufacturing operation including Accounts Payable and Payroll review, timely completion of the financial closes, through to the generation of weekly costing reports, forecasting, capital processes and monthly financial statements.


The Role:

The Financial Accountant will be required to:

  • Prepare financial statements and reports for review.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual business plan, monthly/quarterly/yearly forecasting, weekly cost report and capital processes.
  • Providing operational and financial analysis for the manufacturing facility.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and IFRS 
  • Capital asset and major maintenance tracking.
  • General ledger account reconciliations.
  • This position supports both Fort St. John and Chetwynd


The Candidate:

The successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise:

  • Preference will be given to senior level accounting students with a commitment to completing their designation.
  • Strong analytical skills and good business sense.
  • Advanced personal computer skills (MS Office).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.


The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values

At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.


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

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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Fort St. John, BC

With everything from arts and crafts to high-octane outdoor adventure, Fort St. John is known locally as BC’s Energetic City. This city’s youthful population and wealth creates exciting economic opportunities. Its surrounding landscape is speckled with calm lakes and untouched rivers, and is a dream to outdoor enthusiasts all year round. For more information, visit

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