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Accountant - 1300685 Description Hancock Forest Management, Inc., (HFM), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG).

Location: Vancouver , WA - Forest Management Office

General Directive: Participate in the oversight of client property accounting for Hancock Forest Management, Inc.'s (HFM) management operations located in Vancouver, Washington. These tasks are to be performed in a team environment involving the HFM staff, appropriate Boston representatives, and the Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) northwest based staff.

  • Properties consist of approximately 1,700,000 acres of timberland in the HFM Northwest and HFM North Inland Divisions
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to internal and external customers including Hancock Forest Management division and regional staff
  • Proficiency in various software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, e-mail, CT3, and Great Plains accounting software
  • Develop and maintain relationships with HFM staff and HTRG staff
  • Service the information and accounting needs of field offices
  • Proficient with operating budgets and variance analysis
  • Promote positive office environment
  • Self motivated, supportive, demonstrates highest integrity, and capable of working independently
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledgeable in areas of financial reporting, log accounting, log export programs, budgeting, internal controls, general ledger maintenance, employee relations, credit and collections, Washington B&O taxes, Canadian HST, timber tax accounting and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Familiarity with general forestry operations
  • Reports to Accounting Manager
Specific Duties:
  • Assist in client timberland accounting to include general ledger maintenance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, taxes, log accounting, and cash management
  • Assist in the development, implementation and documentation of accounting controls, processes and procedures
  • Assist in periodic audits of field offices for compliance with internal procedures
  • Assist in the training of personnel and updating of the CT3 log system to suit needs
  • Assist in the compilation of Budget and Forecast data for the Forest Ops and Budget Management Systems
  • Assist in the compilation of harvest tax and ensure compliance in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California
  • Assist in the processing of invoices for export sales
  • Assist in the processing and recording of cash receipts
  • Assist in the monitoring of Credit, Accounts Receivable and Exposure Management
  • Assist in the month end client accounting close for CT3 and Great Plains
  • Assist in producing the monthly Budget Management System reports as well as reports related to the Forward Look / Backward Look reviews
  • Assist with all reporting requests dealing with export deliveries, inventory and shipments
  • Review / reconcile all accounting data to ensure records are complete and accurate
  • Special projects as requested or needed
  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years' general accounting experience, preferably in the timber industry (log accounting and regional tax issues)
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • CPA or CMA credentials a plus
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft computer software, with emphasis in Excel
  • Great Plains general ledger accounting system experience and / or CT3 log accounting system experience a plus
  • Must be team player
  • Must be highly motivated and entrepreneurial
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills
Hancock Natural Resource Group is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. The Company is committed to employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status.
                  Primary Location US-WA-Vancouver

                  Organization Global Inv Mgmt

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                  From our humble beginnings in 1862 as a four person company formed in a single room, the name John Hancock, one of our nation's forefathers...