Empire State Forest Products Association

Since 1906, Empire State Forest Products Association (ESFPA) has been the forest products industry's source for information and public affairs in New York State.  ESFPA is a non-profit organization for businesses and individuals and is dedicated to improving the business climate for the forest products industry while promoting management of New York's Forests to meet the resource needs of today and for future generations.

For a glimpse of who we are and what we do, watch our short video, Love Your Forest. The story of New York's Forests.

Did you ever wonder what happens to a tree in a sustainably managed forest?  Watch this video on the Forest Supply Chain to find out!

"We are grateful to have ESFPA as our voice in Albany and across the state, your efforts have made made positive impacts for New York's forest products industry." -Sean Gallivan, GreenRenewable, Inc., Berlin NY

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH ESFPA

Office Manager/Staff Accountant

This position is often a fast paced, multifaceted job, a keen attention to detail, familiarity with MS Suite,  working autonomously and multitasking are a must. 

The Staff Accountant portion requires a 2-year associates degree in Accounting ideally with 2-3 years’ experience. Accrual based accounting is practiced using Quick Books Pro (desktop). Duties include:

General Ledger, A/P, Billing and A/R, monthly bank reconciliations, monthly financial reports and payroll which is processed through an outside company. Assist our outside accounting firm to compile annual tax information for all three companies.

The Office Assistant portion of the job requires answering phones, handling mail, filing, maintaining company databases, maintain and order office supplies, arrange equipment maintenance and repairs as needed, produce spreadsheets using Excel and correspondence using Word. This position requires interaction with the logging community during the spring and fall training seasons to maintain the logger’s New York Logger Training records on the NYLT database and to register people for training classes during the spring and fall training sessions.

Light maintenance of building requiring some cleaning, vacuuming and some lifting (20# -25#).

The position is hourly paid and averages 30 hours per week depending on the time of the year. Benefits include SIMPLE IRA, paid holidays, 40 hours paid sick leave, and one-week paid vacation after one year and 2 weeks paid vacation after 2 years.

For more information or to apply for this job, please contact Muriel Church at [email protected] or 518-330-7684.

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The Empire State Forest Products Association (ESFPA), a nonprofit organization for businesses and individuals, is dedicated to improving the business climate for the forest products industry while promoting management of New York's forests to meet the resource needs of today and for future generations.

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Who Are We?

Today the Association enjoys a diverse and growing membership. Membership stands at over 400 businesses and individuals and is growing. Members include forest landowners, timber harvesters, furniture companies, lumber manufacturers, pulp and paper companies, and other wood product manufacturers from across New York state. Members own and manage 1.2 million acres of New York forests and employ over one-third of the 65,000 individuals employed in the forest products industry in New York state.