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Financial Controller

Chaleur Forest Products is currently recruiting for a full-time Financial Controller at its Belledune location.

Chaleur Forest Products is the result of the consolidation of two established forest products companies and operates three sites in New Brunswick. Our mills located in Bathurst and Belledune have completely automated lines, producing over 300 million board feet of lumber per year. Our lumber is marketed throughout North America and distributed by rail and truck to the Canadian and the US Eastern Seaboard. Chaleur Forest Products employs over 400 people across our sites.

The Role

The Financial Controller based at this sawmill in Belledune, New Brunswick will manage accounting and make recommendations for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures for one sawmill to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.

Role Overview
  • Liaise with the President, VP Sawmill Operations, VP Finance, VP Woodlands and Director, Human Resources in overseeing the operations at the Belledune site;
  • A working relationship with the Woodlands division internally as well as external customers/vendors/contractors;
  • Responsible for all manufacturing and processing functions in the operation; Ensure compliance with all Company rules and regulatory requirements as they pertain to the operation;
  • Prepare the operation’s operating/maintenance/capital budgets; identify opportunities for capital and develop business cases for the expenditure. Once approved, oversee the purchase, installation, and start-up of the equipment;
  • Recruit, develop, and retain key personnel through strong leadership and provide opportunities to learn and progress;
  • Assist in the training of problem solving techniques and root cause analysis troubleshooting techniques;
  • Generate, review, and analyze reporting related to production efficiency, quality, and safety KPIs;
  • Assist in promoting a continuous improvement culture through communication and coaching employees as well as finding opportunities for streamlining production activities and enhancing value-added processes;
The Candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, with designation required.
  • Minimum 5 years of financial management experience with increasing responsibility in a manufacturing environment.
  • Sawmill/lumber controller experience preferred.
  • Leadership and sense of urgency: ability to drive accurate and timely positive results in a complex environment.
  • Data-driven, disciplined, objective, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong analytical thinking skills; intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Candidate must be bilingual.
  • Advanced computer knowledge with Microsoft Office Applications (especially Excel).
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Leave
  • Great health benefits
  • Pension contributions
  • Retention bonuses
  • Full time/ Permanent
  • Recognition bonuses

It’s no wonder why people love working for such an amazing company like Chaleur Forest Products. Join one of Northern New Brunswick’s fastest growing employers!

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