Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • MFP - CDC - Accounting Clerk - Byproducts

    Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
    Job ID 2020-1603
  • Overview

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations.


    Mendocino Forest Products is looking for an experienced Accounting Clerk to join our Byproducts team at our Corporate office in Calpella, CA. The successfull candidate will be responsible for byproducts data reconciliation, reporting, and support. 

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Populates and generates reports including shipments, customer aging, and load corrections
    • Creates and maintains byproduct databases including customers, descriptions, freight haulers, weights, measures and other reporting criteria
    • Captures byproduct program activities, processes inventories, and maintains records and reporting
    • Creates and maintains comprehensive records of all byproducts transactions to support customer billing
    • Provides administrative and customer support to byproduct account managers
    • Enters and maintains customer purchasing reference material such as Purchase Orders and Bills of Lading
    • Enters shipment transactions into the byproduct database and approves related invoices for payment
    • Creates and distributes customer Invoices via Lumber Track
    • Reconciles vendor freight invoices for shipments
    • Prepares byproduct accruals for monthly accounting records
    • Prepares periodic summary and detailed reports of byproducts activity
    • Reconciles general ledger balances related to byproduct activity
    • Maintains competency in business system operations in order to assist in user training, system testing and business process documentation
    • Other duties as assigned


    • High School Diploma
    • Minimum of 1-year experience in operations or accounting with a company that manages and sells inventory, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Associates Degree a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Familiarity with inventory-based business application systems is a plus
    • Must maintain a valid California Driver’s License and participate in the company driving policy requirements



    The travel requirements described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this Job.

    • Position has travel requirements of a local nature to other inventory sites (within 100 miles), usually by car, for up to 25% of the time



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be seated and communicate regularly
    • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms to climb
    • The employee may be asked to climb a ladder while using a hand scanning device
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    • The worked performed for this position is primarily in an office type setting where the noise level is generally low
    • Throughout the year the employee may be required to perform duties in an outdoor environment, to include the warehouse and lumber yards, in all types of environmental conditions.



    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    Problem Solving

    • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
    • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully
    • Develops alternative solutions
    • Works well in group problem solving situations
    • Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics


    Oral & Written Communication

    • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
    • Listens and requests clarification
    • Responds well to questions
    • Demonstrates group presentation skills
    • Participates in meetings
    • Writes clearly and informatively
    • Edits work for spelling and grammar
    • Varies writing style to meet needs
    • Presents numerical data effectively
    • Able to read and interpret written information



    • Reacts well under pressure
    • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position
    • Accepts responsibility for own actions


    Planning & Organizing

    • Prioritizes and plans work activities
    • Uses time efficiently
    • Plans for additional resources
    • Sets goals and objectives
    • Develops realistic action plans


    Ethics & Organizational Support

    • Works with integrity and ethically
    • Follows established policies and procedures
    • Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time
    • Supports organizational goals and values
    • Respects diversity

    Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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