Financial Accountant

Canfor - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Posting ID: 18620
Position Type: Regular/Full-Time
City: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Location: Vancouver Head Office

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 Sales Accounting team lead, the Financial Accountant is responsible for a wide range of accounting and reporting functions for Lumber and Pulp sales transactions utilizing the global ERP system.

The Role:
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 Lumber and Pulp sales, inventory, freight accrual and payable with multi-leg freight accrued from source to final customer
Manage customer rebate and agent commission accrual, reconciliation and payment
Balance inter and intra company accounts across the sales organizations
Prepare monthly financial report packages for Lumber and 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 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

The Candidates:
Completion of CPA program or near completion
A strong understanding of IFRS and public company reporting requirements an asset
Proficiency with MS Office products and experience with ERP systems and BI tools
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
Detail oriented, analytical, highly motivated, and a self-starter
Strong team player with relentless work ethic and the ability to prioritize
Ability to utilize systems and tools to find, extract and analyze required data
Ability to adapt to changes in current policies and processes due to new guidelines

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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