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Division Controller in Arlington, WA at Western Forest Products

Date Posted: 12/9/2018

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Job Description

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


  • 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 trends 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 Operations 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.
  • Supports corporate tax group in adherence to statutory reporting requirements and tax compliance, including sales tax and transfer pricing
  • Ensures compliance with Company policies and procedures and ensures 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


Required Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of business systems and processes as they relate to an operation’s auditable financial reporting.
  • Ability to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • 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

Internal candidates, please apply to this posting and contact recruitment to let them know of your interest.




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