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Billing Specialist

Posting ID:     11601
Position Type:   Salaried/Full-Time 
City:   Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Location:   Vancouver Head Office

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

The Billing Specialist is responsible for managing data for international shipments; verifying shipment documentation for accuracy, and adherence of documentation to import-export laws.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and provide accurate and timely export documents to customers in accordance with the terms of the sales agreement; includes Bills of Lading instructions, Commercial Invoices, Banking information and other relevant export documents pertaining to the sales contract requirements.
  • Monitor loading status minimum twice daily to meet Bill of Lading instruction deadlines for each shipping line to ensure Cargos are not held back due to tack of information. This includes continuously monitoring shipments from the point of receipt through to delivery.
  • Communicate Bill of Lading instructions with shipping lines; approve Bill of Lading proof copies; arrange for final Bill of Lading to be printed and delivered to Canfor after vessel sailing.
  • Ensure shipments are processed accurately in the appropriate week and month of the actual sailing date; must match the invoice and general ledger dates.
  • Prepare Collection Letter and coordinate delivery to bank for payment terms requiring final document package to be sent through customer’s bank. For Letter of Credit terms, coordinate with our bank to provide a non-discrepancy documents package against customer’s Letter of Credit.
  • Advise agents and local customers of final shipment information and respond to customers, agents, shipping companies and banks on documentation inquiries.
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with other departments in order to establish and maintain effective and relevant export activities and support in relation to the organization’s sales, purchasing, supply chain, inventory management and overall operating functions.
  • Maintain and share with colleagues as appropriate, personal knowledge of all relevant export law and procedures; tariffs and duties; licenses and restrictions.
  • Process Invoice Adjustments, Debit/Credit Memos and Claims.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Skills

  • Diploma of International Trade, Transportation and Logistics is highly desired.
  • Commercial trade experience is required.
  • In depth knowledge of marketing, international trade, freight forwarding and letter of credit.
  • experience is considered an asset.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, and working within an Enterprise Resource.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy of documents.
  • Well-organized and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle fluctuating work volumes productively, and meet tight short-term deadlines.

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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