Accounting Assistant

May 13 2019
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Accounting clerk, Bookkeeping
Nanaimo, BC

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  • Join a company that prides itself on putting its people first.
  • Exciting opportunity for an Accounting Assistant who is motivated to contribute to the success of our business! 
  • Enjoy a competitive remuneration and great benefits package.

About the Organization

Created in 2008 and privately held, Harmac Pacific Pulp operates a Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp mill on the east coast of Vancouver Island near Nanaimo, BC. Nanaimo Forest Products (NFP) Ltd., the owner of the Harmac Pacific trademark, restarted the mill with a single production line on October 3, 2008. Since that time the mill has grown to two production lines and a capacity of 380,000 tonnes of world class pulp per year.

Key to the Harmac's success is the employee ownership model. Our employees are very active participants in the running of the business and have 2 members that they appoint to the company's 6 seats on its Board of Directors. 

The future of Harmac Pacific Pulp is looking bright. Through extensive capital investments, the organization has made significant improvements to productivity and reliability. In addition, as of 2013, instillation has been complete of a 25 MW Green Energy turbo-generator which we currently use to sell power to BC Hydro. 

About Nanaimo, British Columbia

Nanaimo, located on the south-east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is one of the premier locations for a pulp mill in the world. Nanaimo is also a great place to live. As the transportation, services, and health care hub for the central and north island, Nanaimo services the surrounding areas of over 100,000 people. Recreational opportunities are endless with access to extensive community recreation facilities and unmatched outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, biking, and golfing. Nanaimo is located just 20 minutes by floatplane from Vancouver and 90 minutes by Ferry.

About the Opportunity

Harmac has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Accounting Assistant to join our 380,000 tonne per year pulp mill in Nanaimo, BC

As our Accounting Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting the accounting for wood fiber which is the primary raw material used in the manufacturing process. 

Key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Maintaining and recording daily raw material deliveries.
  • Weekly reporting for internal use and external suppliers.
  • Carrying our month end close procedures in our raw materials handling system. 

To qualify for this role, you will have relevant post-secondary education along with relevant accounting and administration experience. You must also be extremely organized, work well independently, and as part of a team. 

If you also have extensive knowledge of desktop and enterprise computer software applications, you will do well in this role.

Along with your qualifications, you will be a proven team player who is excited about contributing to the business as a whole. Along with your personal drive, you will bring strong interpersonal and communication skills to the role, and have a proven track record in progressively assuming more responsible positions. 

If you genuinely appreciate the importance that accounting has within a company, then we would like to speak with you.

About the Benefits

You will be part of the staff employee group. This position is salaried and offers competitive compensation as well as a wealth of benefits including Dental, EHB, AD&D, Group Life, and Long Term Disability coverage and a retirement benefit. The company and union provide their own Short Term Disability Plan, and MSP coverage which also applies to Staff employees.

Our employees are highly motivated, hard-working and dedicated to their job - but that's not the only reason to come to work. It is also about having fun, learning new things, meeting with a great group of people and being part of something you believe in.  Our employees enjoy annual activities including a Curling Bonspiel, Golf Tournaments, Fishing Derby, Holiday Parties, and a mill housekeeping and pizza day.  We also organize social events to celebrate milestones for the organization.

Best of all, you will be joining a company who prides itself on putting its people first. This is a job that will truly enrich your life both personally and professionally.

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