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Assistant Controller, Fibre Supply in Nanaimo at Western Forest Products Employee Network

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

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Job Description

Western Forest Products is looking for an Assistant Controller, Fibre Supply to join our Nanaimo Office in Nanaimo, B.C.


The Assistant Controller, Fibre Supply role is a strategic business partner to the General Manager of the Fibre Supply group. The Assistant Controller, Fibre Supply oversees the preparation and review of the monthly financial package for the division, prepares and reviews analysis of key business initiatives, and seeks opportunities to increase margin, mill log supply, and optimize the operations. Additionally, the Assistant Controller, Fibre Supply will ensure that appropriate controls are in place for all significant business processes and will work to increase transparency of the business.


  • Work closely with and provides financial analysis to the General Manager of Fibre Supply Group on key business initiatives
  • Review all log contracts for risk management and financial considerations prior to acceptance.
  • Evaluation of all log purchase agreements against proforma.
  • Responsible for month-end closing process including journal entries, standard reporting package, account reconciliations, and KPI tracking.
  • Analyze monthly statement in terms of key issues in sales, costs, productivity, and margins.
  • Lead and coordinate operation’s annual planning process, quarterly forecasts, and monthly forecasting.
  • Prepare ad hoc management reports as needed.
  • Evaluate current procedures and processes to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Ensure compliance with Company policies, procedures and internal controls are in place for the division.
  • Coach/develop/mentor team members and administration staff.
  • Maintain business knowledge and relationships through regular contact with internal and external stakeholders

Job Requirements


Required Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of the log industry
  • Strong business process and budgeting knowledge
  • More than 5 years’ experience in a financial and/or business services capacity

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Improvement oriented and focused on identifying business efficiencies
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • 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 customers and government agencies

Required Professional Designation/Certification:

  • Possess a CPA designation

This position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early for consideration.

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