Herb Shaw and Son Lumber Ltd.
Location: Petawawa, Ontario
Posted: December 31st 2018
Deadline: January 18th, 2019

Herb Shaw and Sons Limited is a well-established lumber company in the Upper Ottawa Valley. We are currently recruiting for an Accountant.

Herb Shaw and Sons Limited has a diverse workforce with employees contributing to various aspects of the business. The company is an industry leader and is respected for providing quality goods and services. The Accountant is a key position in the company and provides support to the controller for many aspects of the business.

The Accountant will assist in ensuring that all financial reporting is completed in a responsible and timely manner. The Accountant reports to the Controller.


  • Perform or assist with monthly accounting processes including payroll, government remittances, HST, WSIB and other regulatory procedures
  • Prepare financial analysis reports as directed to provide key financial information for the Controller and management
  • Maintain internal accounting controls and timely reporting
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of various company reports and filings, including assisting with human resources functions
  • Perform banking duties, accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger responsibilities
  • Prepare year-end working papers for the annual accounting review together with additional information and explanations as required
  • Facilitate the company's health and safety policies and procedures
  • Participate in special projects as requested
  • An accounting designation, while not required, would be a definite asset
  • Significant bookkeeping or accounting experience, preferably with a larger business (50+ employees)
  • Experience with Sage accounting software, accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger operations
  • An understanding of payroll principles and procedures
  • Good communication skills including writing business letters and other forms of communication
  • Experience in preparing and explaining financial reports.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word skills
  • Past experience with health and safety initiatives for a 50+ employee company is an asset
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a busy environment
  • Experiencing managing others or leading special projects would be an asset
Additional Information

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week, working 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and finishing at 2:30pm on Fridays. The company provides group health benefits and a profit sharing plan. The company is proud of their employees and their commitment to all members of the staff has been a priority since day one.

Deadline for applications: January 18, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Please direct your resume to Eastern Ontario Jobs via email: Resumes sent directly to our office will not be considered.

Contact Information
Herb Shaw and Son Lumber Ltd.
Petawawa, Ontario, Canada

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