Wood Products Controller

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Reporting to the Director, Finance & Administration, and working out of our Whitecourt Wood Products office, the Wood Products Controller will be an integral part of the senior leadership team, contributing financial and business expertise while helping shape the company’s goals and direction.  Primary responsibilities include the oversight and preparation of annual budgets and operating plans, financial analysis, forecasting and the development of the accounting team for our manufacturing and woodlands operations. In addition, the position will assess current divisional accounting practices/procedures, and develop consistent best practices in line with Millar Western’s financial strategies.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have a formal accounting designation coupled with several years of progressively more senior, forestry-related experience. A proven track record in continuous improvement and performance management is essential. Prior experience with SAP or a similar ERP is a definite asset. Applicants should have strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. 

Why work for us?

Millar Western is a privately-owned, Alberta-based company that has been active in the forest products business for more than a century. Operating high-tech lumber and pulp mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people at operations located in lively, friendly, communities that offer excellent quality of life. The company offers:

  • an industry-leading wage and benefits program, that includes a pension plan, comprehensive dental and health insurance and a profit-sharing plan
  • a commitment to the highest safety standards, with  a safety program recognized under initiatives such as Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta and the Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
  • a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization
  • a chance to live where you work – no commuting or camps

This position is located in Whitecourt, Alberta, a vibrant community located 170 km northwest of Edmonton, offering excellent housing, educational and recreational opportunities.

Your career starts here.

Millar Western thanks all applicants in advance; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.