Welcome To Great Northern Timber - Applying For The Accounting and Administrative Assistant Position

We are looking for an Accounting and Administrative Assistant for our Great Northern Timber Resources division working in our Halifax, NS office

Great Northern Timber is a vertically integrated Maritime owned and operated company with over 45 employees working at our facilities in Nova Scotia and in our Head Office in Halifax. We bring superior forest products to the world taking the long-term view when it comes to forest management. 

As stewards of a vital natural resource, we meet and exceed the industry standards for sustainable forest management. We are committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment.

At GNT you'll be part of an environment that welcomes new ideas and creates confidence in your ability to grow and achieve.  Because our people are our future we give you what you need to thrive. Best of all, you'll work with people who have a similar passion for their work, and approach everything they do with energy and integrity.


We’re currently seeking an Accounting and Administrative Assistant focused on our Great Northern Timber Resources division with approximately 20 employees.  This is a permanent position reporting to the Controller and located in our Halifax office.  The successful candidate will join a small team focused on accounting and administrative support.  Your primary responsibilities include the following:

 ·         Accounts payable, receivable processing and bank reconciliation;

 ·         Data entry and verification;

 ·         Communication with various third-parties;

 ·         Work in collaboration with others in the organization;

 ·         Administration of the payroll system using an outside service provider;

 ·         Processing journal entries;

 ·         Provide assistance to management with other projects and administrative duties as required.


 ·           3 - 5 years’ experience in an accounting role;

 ·           University degree  or diploma in Accounting or related experience;

 ·           General knowledge of basic accounting principles;

 ·           Experience using Sage 50;

 ·           Ability to work in a variety of software applications including Microsoft Excel and Word;

 ·           Experience in the forestry or Pellet Mill industry would be considered an asset;

 ·           Detail orientated with strong problem resolution skills;

 ·           Ability to meet deadlines and take initiative.

 How to Apply

 Interested candidates are invited to submit your resume as well as completing all pre-screening questions through our on-line postings at indeed.ca. 

 We are an equal opportunity employer.

 All applications are appreciated; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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