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Staff Accountant

City:  St. Stephen
Country/Region:  CA

St. Stephen, NB

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!



We are currently seeking a Staff Accountant for our St. Stephen mill. The Staff Accountant  supports the on-site Operations Controller and will be instrumental in interdepartmental communication supporting enhanced value of the site.  



  • Oversee administrative tasks, including but not limited to wood and additive reconciliations.
  • Month-end standard journal entries, accruals, and maintenance of Key Statistical information for the site.
  • Monthly reconciliation of General Ledger accounts.
  • Monthly tax reconciliation and remittances
  • Mill financial statement review and analysis of actual variances against standards. 
  • Communicate monthly results to mill management team. 
  • Regular review of mill Vendor Invoice Management queue and GRIR (Goods Received/Invoice Received) report to ensure timely vendor payment and recording of expense.
  • Develop reporting tools to support value enhancement. 
  • Assist Operations Controller with preparation of monthly and quarterly rolling forecasts.
  • Ability to work in team-based, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Assist Operations Controller with financial analysis and decision support on capital projects and operating postures. 
  • Ensure mill fixed asset ledger is accurate and up-to-date. 
  • Provide timely and accurate financial information to the management team to facilitate optimal decision making.
  • Ad hoc reporting as required by mill personnel.
  • Regular reviews of financial information with key stakeholders.
  • Provide support to internal and external audit process as required.
  • Special Projects as assigned by Mill Management, Operations Controller and the Director of Finance.
  • Integral member of Mill Leadership Team and the North American Finance Team.
  • Develop and maintain individual and company goals.



  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • A recognized Professional Accounting Designation is preferred.
  • Prior experience in Finance/Accounting for a manufacturing company is preferred.
  • Prior experience with product costing in a manufacturing environment is preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Prior experience using SAP in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand financial statements.
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to solve for algebraic variables.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to take a general question, sort through detailed data, and deliver meaningful, concise, verbal or written report that drives positive business decision making.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills. Knowledge of pivot tables and advanced formulas are beneficial.
  • Ability to speak in front of mill team, including preparing presentation for team meetings.
  • Must have ability to understand difference between total cost and cost per unit and their respective values in spotting trends.
  • Ability to travel (5%) as required. 


Arauco is committed to creating an inclusive culture across the organization by preventing and removing barriers for persons with disabilities.  Where it is not possible to remove barriers, Arauco will make efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities in a timely, effective and suitable manner.  If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know.