POSTING DATE: February 29, 2024

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

JOB NUMBER: 2024-15



LOCATION: St. Albert, Alberta


Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac) is seeking an Analyst, Financial Planner to work out of our office in St. Albert, AB. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of financial models, preparation of reports, and analysis of key financial metrics to drive decision-making and operational efficiency. The Analyst will support the annual budgeting cycle, monthly forecasting and reporting.

Who Are We?


Al-Pac is the largest single-line kraft pulp producer in North America. Our mill is located near the communities of Athabasca, Boyle & Lac La Biche. We are leaders in our industry, from our quality products, mill operations and responsible forest management practices, to the way we grow and develop our team members and work with local communities. We are continuously exploring new and innovative ideas, while delivering premium products with a commitment to strong environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility – a commitment that is demonstrated by our long-standing Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification*.

Role Responsibilities


Budgets, Forecasting and Modelling:

  • Assist in developing the annual consolidated budget, financial forecasting, operating plans and modelling processes.
  • Support the development of financial models and special budget reports for the company’s senior leadership team.
  • Support the simplification and automation of the company’s financial planning process.
  • Work with the Operations team to provide real-time forecasting updates.

Reporting Analytics:

  • Develop capital budgeting templates and review opportunities; Calculate EBITDA, NPV, IRR payback and other key metrics.
  • Assist with the preparation of business cases and provide recommendations.
  • Analyze company financials and prepare key conclusions to be communicated to parent company.
  • Conduct variance analysis and identify key drivers of financial performance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and analyze financial data.

Process Improvement:

  • Identify and implement process efficiency improvements; continuously standardize and improve the budgeting and forecasting processes.

Role Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or a similar advanced degree is preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in strategic, business, accounting or financial planning and analysis roles.
  • Manufacturing industry background preferred.
  • Experience working for a Public company is considered an asset.
  • Excellent analytical skills and a strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities and perform job responsibilities accurately.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including a high degree of demonstrated Excel expertise (i.e. vlookup, Pivot Tables, and IF statements), as well as experience with SAP.
  • Experience with financial analysis, financial modelling and/or business valuation.
  • Extensive experience with forecasting and budgeting.
  • Experience quantifying and reporting business performance.

What We Offer


  • A competitive annual salary including a company-paid pension at 7% and matching RRSP up to 3%.
  • Company-paid dental and extended health benefits, including a health care and taxable spending account and supplemental life insurance.
  • Compressed work schedule (Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
  • Hybrid Work Arrangement Program, depending on eligibility.
  • Four week’s annual vacation to start, increasing with years of service.
  • Relocation Assistance Program, depending on eligibility.
  • Team-based culture that encourages work-life balance.

Resumes can be forwarded in confidence to

Legal Statement


Al-Pac is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We wish to express our thanks to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.