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Financial Accountant

Posting ID:     21083
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Location:   Vancouver H/O - Canfor/CWPM_1000 (BC13) 


Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.  


The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Sales Accounting Manager, the Financial Accountant is a part of the Finance Shared Services Team, specifically the Sales Accounting team which is responsible for accounting and reporting functions with a focus on Pulp Sales and Distribution.


This role requires a curious mindset to learn the end-to-end flow of pulp finished goods from the mills to the customers, and a growth mindset to drive process improvement by utilizing and enhancing the accounting and reporting functionalities provided through the ERP platform.


In learning the end-to-end flow of pulp products, the Financial Accountant will work closely with Pulp Sales and Supply Chain and will become an expert in the pulp sales and distribution process. This role will work in collaboration with other functional teams to leverage the ERP platform and will gain a detailed understanding of the system flow as well as the physical flow of pulp. This role will also have the opportunity to contribute to analyses of profitability and working capital in partnership with the Business Analytics team.


Key Responsibilities:

Sales Accounting and Reporting

  • Support the Manager and team in month-end sales accounting close and reporting, including all sub-ledgers and ledgers associated with sales offices in Canada, Korea, Japan and China
  • Perform month-end sales accounting and reporting tasks, including sub-ledgers and ledgers associated with sales offices in North America and Offshore
  • Reconcile sub-ledgers for Pulp internal and external sales, and inventory at various locations
  • Manage customer rebate and agent commission accruals, reconciliations and payments
  • Balance inter and intra company accounts across the sales organizations
  • Prepare monthly financial report packages for Pulp sales
  • Gain a thorough understanding of end-to-end business processes and system flow of such processes
  • Obtain a detailed understanding of pricing related setups in JD Edwards including contract pricing, transfer pricing, distribution of freight costs, and allocation of overhead costs
  • Utilize the understanding of ERP system and business processes to identify and solve issues by working in collaboration with cross-functional resources
  • Provide support to the business analytics team in identifying opportunities to enhance margins and reduce working capital
  • Streamline processes, improve documentation of standard work and collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve continuous improvement
  • System Enhancement & Business Transformation
  • Support system enhancement by participating in the testing and providing feedback in the areas related to the accounting of Internal and External revenue and expenses, transfer pricing, customer rebates, agent commissions, commission sales, etc.
  • Streamline processes, improve documentation of standard work and collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve continuous improvement


The Candidate:

Education & Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in a financial accountant role, preferably within the forestry industry or a related operations/manufacturing environment
  • A strong understanding of IFRS and Public Company reporting requirements an asset
  • Accounting designation (CPA/CA) and related business courses
  • Experience working with ERP systems and BI tools; experience with JDE and other oracle systems is an asset


Technical Competencies

  • Advanced computer and MS Excel and other MS Office application skills
  • Detail oriented, analytical, highly motivated, and a self-starter
  • Strong team player and relentless work ethic
  • Leads and manages month-end close process and is accountable for accuracy & reliability
  • 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


Our Talent Acquisition team is actively recruiting on this role and in order to be considered, please apply today!


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant. 


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