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 temporary, 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 of the overall accounting department. Your primary functions will be daily data entry and supplier interface. Your scope of work in this role will include maintaining and recording daily transactions, carrying out weekly reporting for internal use and for external suppliers, and carrying out month-end close procedures in our various accounting systems.
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 a temporary full-time salaried position and offers competitive compensation. This position may also provide the opportunity for development and advancement through future permanent postings.
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.