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Senior Accountant - Nelson

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Title: Senior Accountant
Location: Nelson, BC
Industry: Forestry
How to Apply: [email protected]

The Company:

Our client, a Canadian forest products’ company located in Nelson, BC is looking to add a Senior Accountant to their team. This well-established company supplies big name clients with high end wood products. With over 20 years in the industry, this multi-entity company offers stability and the opportunity to plant roots in one of the most stunning locations in BC. Built on BC’s largest natural lake, Kootenay Lake, Nelson offers the perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts or those with families.

The Position:

Reporting to the Owner and Operations Manager, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for managing the finance and accounting team, as well as the full range of operational and financial accounting. The successful candidate will be a coach and mentor for two direct reports in AP/AR & Payroll.

The Key accountabilities for this role include:

  • Preparing and reporting timely financial information
  • Overseeing cost accounting functions & working closely with sales department to provide financial guidance pertaining to product sales, importing and/or exporting
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly financial statements and preparing operating analysis reports
  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts to general ledger
  • Making sure functional controls are in place to provide accurate coding and payment of operating expenditures
  • Overseeing the accounts payable and payroll functions

Required Experience and Attributes:

This position is best suited to a candidate that has forestry or strong manufacturing based accounting in their background. The complexities of cost accounting and multiple entities call for at least 2 years of experience in a similar role. The ideal candidate will be a leader and hands on type of Accountant that has the flexibility to perform tasks of all levels, from journal entries & bank reconciliations to financial statements.

The following would be considered requirements:

  • Recognized Accounting Designation (CMA, CGA)
  • Demonstrated experience with cost accounting 
  • Full cycle operational based (manufacturing/forestry) accounting experience
  • Experience managing employees
  • Experience with multi-entity companies

The following would be considered assets

  • Sage 50 Quantum experience


  • Salary TBD
  • 2-4 weeks’ vacation depending on experience
  • 100% premium paid: Dental/Medical/Paramedicals (Chiro etc)
  • MSP Paid

How to Proceed:

Please reply with a Microsoft Word version of your resume to: [email protected], or visit to apply online.

Privacy and confidentiality are important to us, as such all applications are kept strictly confidential and we will not share your information with anyone without your prior approval. While we will only be considering qualified applicants for this particular role, if you are interested in pursuing an alternate career path, we would certainly be happy to speak with you about your career goals and some of the other companies that we work with that can help you achieve those goals.



Posted: October 15, 2017
Closes:December 14, 2017