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Financial Accountant

Posting ID:     17160
Position Type:   Regular/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 Accountant will be responsible for a wide range of accounting transactions; banking, payroll, general ledger and administrative functions split between Sales accounting team and Corporate Selling & Administration accounting team.


Key Responsibilities 


  • Preparation and processing of standard Corporate & Sales journal entries and posting of multi-divisional journal entries from operations, various Head Office departments and Sales
  • Preparation and review of financial statements and support, including balance sheet account reconciliations and variance analyses 
  • Reconciliation of global sub-ledgers for AR and Inventory:
    • Reviewing unrealized income and valuation of inventory for lower of cost/market at period ends
    • Reviewing inventory ledger for accuracy and sensibility down to the product SKU level
  • Preparation and review of monthly transportation package
  • Management of prior leg freight and transfer pricing in JDE
    • Ensuring the system has reasonable and sensible rates is essential to providing proper mill net and net revenue results
  • Reconciliation of inter and intra company accounts, globally


  • Preparation and analysis of quarterly forecasts


  • Provide the Corporate Finance team and certain Corporate Head Office divisions with relevant financial and statistical analysis and information
  • Identify relevant trends and raise appropriately with stakeholders
  • Weekly and monthly standard finance reports for Canada and the US
  • Ad-hoc reports to support a variety of requests from business analysts and Corporate


  • Liaison with key Business and Operations partners, working collaboratively on forecast as well as various ad-hoc initiatives
  • Maintenance of files on banking transactions and preparation of bank reconciliations
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • Preparation of tax filings
  • Detailed understanding of Advanced Pricing in JD Edwards and the concepts deployed for pricing lumber and EWP products, transfer pricing, allocation of overhead costs and distribution of freight
  • Play a lead role in standardizing, streamlining, and simplifying reporting, account recs, etc., and enhancing the financial information made available to various business units and stakeholders
  • Records management
  • Assistance in maintaining Corporate & Sales Accounting policies and ensure compliance with policies and IFRS
  • Back up and support to other positions within the finance shared services team
  • Assist Senior Corporate Analyst & Manager, Accounting – Sales Finance as required
  • Ad-hoc projects as assigned


Required Skills

  • Qualified Accountant (CPA, CA, CMA or CGA)
  • A strong understanding of IFRS and Public Company reporting requirements an asset
  • Three to four years related experience
  • Experience with corporate tier ERP and/or accounting software an asset
  • Ability to think outside of the box with a value-add mindset

Technical Competencies

  • Advanced computer and MS Excel and other MS Office application skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented, analytical, highly motivated, and a self-starter
  • Strong team player and relentless work ethic
  • Time management and ability to manage multiple time sensitive tasks
  • Strong understanding of complex accounting principles with the ability to appropriately interpret and communicate its relevance in financial reporting, analysis, and decision making
  • Leads and manages month-end close process and is accountable for accuracy & reliability
  • Strong understanding of internal Finance policies and procedures
  • Ability to apply the appropriate tools and systems to find, extract and analyze required data
  • Strong understanding of end to end business processes and principles of financial process controls and risk management
  • Understanding of external reporting requirements, standards, and policies
  • Understanding of relevant legal, regulatory and compliance issues
  • Ability to adapt to changes in current policies and processes due to new guidelines
  • Strong understanding and awareness of key stakeholders and at appropriate senior levels to drive support for project/initiative and ability to adapt to their needs



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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