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Division Accountant - Ladysmith in Ladysmith at Western Forest Products

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Western Forest Products is looking for a Division Accountant to join our Ladysmith Sawmill in Ladysmith, B.C.

JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION: Division Accountant (Fixed Term Contract)

DIVISION: Manufacturing

LOCATION: Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Divisional Accountant role is a strategic business partner to the Mill Manager. The Divisional Accountant oversees the preparation and review of the monthly financial package for the division and owns the divisional numbers. They will also prepare and review analysis of key metrics of the business, looking for opportunities to optimize the operations. Additionally, the Divisional Accountant will ensure that appropriate controls are in place for all significant business processes and will work with the Group Controller to increase transparency of the business.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Strategic and focused member of operations lead team.

• Responsible for operations month-end closing process including journal entries, standard reporting package, account reconciliations, KPI tracking, and Monthly Operating Report analysis and preparation.

• Analyze monthly statement in terms of key issues in sales, costs, productivity, and margins.

• Prepare ad hoc management reports as needed.

• Weekly cost, revenue, inventory turns, EBITDA, KPI reporting and review with Divisional Mill Manager.

• Capital and major project planning and tracking processes for the operation.

• Perform analytical support for operational cost and margin improvement.

• Lead and coordinate operation’s annual planning process, quarterly forecasts, and monthly flash forecasting.

• Facilitate process reliability & optimization analyses.

• Ensure compliance with Company policies, procedures and internal controls are in place for the division.

• Coach/develop/mentor junior team members and administration staff.

• Maintain business knowledge and relationships through regular contact with division lead team members.

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Knowledge:

• Working knowledge of business systems and processes as they relate to an operation’s auditable financial reporting.

• More than five years’ experience in a financial and/or business services capacity.

Required Skills & Abilities:

• Improvement oriented and focused on identifying business operating efficiencies.

• Strong business acumen and analytical skills.

• Good working knowledge of the lumber industry.

• Well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written.

• A good working knowledge of MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point).

• Detail focused and strong ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills.

• Ability to work with tight deadlines and prioritize tasks.

• Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization, including building relationships with operational employees.

Required Professional Designation/Certification:

• Possess CPA designation

DIMENSIONS

Supervision Received: Work is performed under the general supervision/direction of the Group Controller, Manufacturing.

Supervision Exercised: Administrative support staff

Business Contacts: Internal and external stakeholders Operational employees

WORKING CONDITIONS

The position is based in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, B.C. in a sawmill environment, but may require travel to other operations, which may result in periodic overnight business trips.

This position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early for consideration.
Internal candidates please apply to this posting and notify recruitment of your interest.