J. D. Irving, Limited is a large, diversified conglomerate based in Saint John, New Brunswick with over 15,000 employees in Canada, the United States and select international jurisdictions. Our operations span the forestry, transportation, retail, shipbuilding, food & agriculture, consumer products and construction industries.

This Finance & Accounting Co-op student position at our Head office in Saint John is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure in the accounting field with a large and diversified company. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with our talented Accounting & Finance team and gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced, dynamic setting.


  • Education:
    • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration degree program
    • A student in good standing and returning to school in Fall 2022.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and develop quickly.  No experience is required.
  • Are committed to building a career in accounting and committed to pursuing their CPA designation including completing all the relevant pre-requisites.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (particularly Excel) is required
  • High energy, motivated individual
  • Team player; must be able to collaborate and work with others in a respectful manner
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excel at producing highly detailed, quality work
  • Are self-motivated; works well independently without minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage several files at the same time

What You Can Expect During Your Work Term:

  • Assist with year-end coordination and activities
  • Perform payables transactions and various reconciliations
  • Perform various compliance audits
  • Complete work term project
  • Complete recommended training


To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please apply online:

When applying please be sure to include your resume and transcript.

NOTE: The recruiter is reviewing and interviewing eligible applicants for this position as they are received. There are a limited number of positions available, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

We appreciate your interest in our company! Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All candidates will be required to complete our standard assessments prior to being invited to participate in next steps.  Candidates will receive their invite to assessments following their application and we encourage candidates to complete these as soon as possible.

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J.D. Irving, Limited is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.