Clearwater Paper Corporation

Accountant I

Req No.
Location : Location


Responsible for applying accounting principles, analysis reporting, and the preparation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).



Month End Closing

  • Key participator on executing an accurate and timely two day close
  • Prepare and post journal entries in compliance with GAAP. Prepare supporting documentation and reconciliations for journal entries. Coordinate with controller and mill management on any discrepancies found to reach resolution.
  • Reconcile all bank accounts monthly
  • Analyse and reconcile financial accounts monthly

Internal Analysis Reporting

  • Daily sales and production reporting/analyses
  • Weekly flash reporting on progress towards monthly forecast and budget
  • Monthly reporting for operation managers review
  • Monthly sales and production reporting/analyses

Controls and Procedures

  • Assist with system/procedure improvements
  • Assist with quarterly reviews, annual audits and internal audits
  • Maintain chart of accounts
  • Maintain financial statement report writer



Required education and related experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required
  • Minimum 2 years of accounting experience required

Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

  • Strong computer, math, analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate proficiency using Excel
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals across the organization


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