Senior Financial Reporting Analyst
West Fraser
Vancouver, BC, CAN
3d ago

West Fraser is a leading diversified forest products company, listed on the TSX and NYSE. Recognized for the eighth time as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team.

Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path?

Our office is located in the heart of Vancouver on Beatty Street, within walking distance of both Yaletown and Gastown. Our Head Office in Vancouver has an opening for an exceptional :

SENIOR FINANCIAL REPORTING ANALYST

Our Vancouver office is looking for an experienced finance professional to join the Corporate Finance team supporting all Financial Reporting activities, including sustainability reporting.

This role is part of a team responsible for general ledger account structure, consolidation, eliminations, currency translation, and internal and external reporting.

This team is responsible for collecting data, reviewing the data for accuracy, and performing analysis for our financial and non-financial reporting and assisting in the design, development, and implementation of processes to capture, record and report financial and non-financial information.

We operate in a multi-currency and multi-jurisdictional environment, which requires complex foreign currency translation accounting.

A strong understanding of functional and reporting currency is needed to ensure internal and external financial reporting accuracy.

Experience preparing or auditing consolidated cash flow statements is considered an asset.

We are looking for a self-starter, creative problem solver, and strong communicator who thrives on new challenges and has an achievement-oriented mindset.

You are curious, have an aptitude for innovation, bring continuous improvement strategies to the process, and have strong analytical skills.

You will need to partner with cross-functional teams, including the sustainability reporting team and our corporate offices.

We believe in continuous employee development and have a subject matter expert (SME) approach for our corporate accounting team.

Our accountants have the opportunity to master an area of accounting, then move to develop expertise in another subject area of finance and accounting.

The result is a well-rounded professional with a broad range of experience that is promotable to other roles within finance.

We have operations in Canada, the and Europe. Occasional travel will be required.

Responsibilities :

  • Prepare or approve journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis. Ensure corporate accounting policies and best practices are applied.
  • Prepare quarter-end and year-end working papers to support financial, sustainability and tax reporting. Responsible for analyzing the data gathered, following up on unusual variances and documenting the findings.
  • Assist with the preparation of the consolidation files and the consolidated and legal entity financial statements and notes.
  • Prepare data for various government surveys and other reporting as required.
  • Improve processes and reporting, create efficiencies, and automate procedures including internal controls.
  • Participate in system upgrade and process improvement projects, including the testing and documentation of changes.
  • Travel to locations outside Vancouver may be required.
  • Ad hoc and special projects, as required.
  • Our ideal candidate would have :

  • Professional accounting designation in a public accounting firm.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • A detailed and proactive approach to work.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, in particular, Excel.
  • Experience with SOX compliance and internal controls over financial reporting are considered an asset
  • Experience with Oracle EBS, or JDE accounting software and BI reporting, are considered an asset.
  • West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations and a stronger company overall.

    We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal characteristic.

    For more information on West Fraser and our current opportunities, visit our website at :

    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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