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Finance Manager

locationMississauga, ON, Canada
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
ExpiresExpires: Expiring in 1 month
Accounting / Finance
Full time
6 - 10 years

As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Lafarge is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are becoming a net-zero company, with our people and communities at the heart of our success. We are driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. It’s all thanks to our 7,000 talented people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

Lafarge people are passionate about finding better ways to build. They embrace innovation and improvement with a pioneering spirit. They work as trusted partners, creating better solutions and experiences for their customers, communities, and colleagues.

Objective & Overview

The Finance Manager is the “Business Partner” to assist in the development and implementation of product line objectives and strategies and ensure there is an effective control in the financial management reporting systems. This role will primarily support the construction materials (aggregates and ready mix) product line. This Product Line focused role will provide the Product Line Finance Directors and Operating Managers with full and appropriate financial management information and strategic support including budgeting and forecasting. This position is responsible for ensuring accurate financial reporting, and works to improve understanding of key business drivers and maximize results.
Identification and implementation of best practices comprise a key component of this role.



Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.

Financial Analysis:

  • Provide financial support to senior management (i.e. VP/GM, Finance Director, General Managers, Plant Managers, etc.)), review and analyze financial results and identify areas for improvement..
  • Interpret events and activities from a financial perspective (monthly, quarterly, and annually).
  • Analyze and provide recommendations.

Financial Planning & Modelling:

  • Assist in all Financial Planning activities concerning monthly forecast and Mid-Term plan.
  • Perform financial modeling and quantitative analysis of information.
  • Coordinate and assists with financial planning activities with respect to annual budgets, mid-term plans (MTP).
  • Provide financial guidance and support to operational teams as required. 

Financial Reporting:

  • Represent finance on cross functional/regional projects and initiatives.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries as required.
  • Work closely with the business to prepare monthly forecasts and annual budgets.
  • Provide informative, timely, and reliable financial information for local Senior Leaders and Product Line Finance Director.
  • Manage accounting and reporting functions at market area level, prepare management reports and presentations as well as overseeing accounting and reporting
  • Coordinate and assist with month-end market financial review.
  • Reconciliation of asset and liability accounts (inventory, reserves, working capital, clearing accounts).

Financial Compliance:

  • Maintain financial and accounting controls and oversee adherence to company policies.
  • Focus on maximizing efficiency and standardization of processes across the various product lines
  • Work with the finance team in Eastern Canada to drive standardization of activities across the product lines.
  • Oversee adherence to company policies and be a change agent for process and system improvements.

Inventory and fixed assets Management:

  • Oversee and manage inventory and fixed asserts through balances review and reconciliation of survey results to physical.

Process Optimization:

  • Focus on maximizing efficiency and standardization of processes across all markets and plants.
  • Drive process and system improvements across product line.
  • Liaise with Service Centres to ensure collaborative achievement of Finance objectives.
  • Maintain proper financial and accounting controls, internal controls and adherence to company policies. Ad hoc requests as needed

Results / Accountabilities

  • Provide financial management support for senior management
  • Analysis of financial results
  • Effective relations with operating managers
  • Continuous improvement of operating efficiencies
  • Contribute to maximize asset utilization
  • Acquire strong knowledge of business
  • Compliant usage of common systems 
  • Compliance with policies and procedures
  • Consistency of accounting/statutory reporting and product line reporting
  • Effective linkage of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with financial reporting
  • Timely monthly management reporting
  • Effective flagging of business issues based on financial analyses
  • Enhance the safety culture of Lafarge

Relationship with Others

  • Constant liaising, validating, challenging regional teams
  • Working closely with other functional and regional departments heads
  • Direct Reports: 0

Qualification Profile

Education & Work Experience:

  • Must have Undergraduate Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business 
  • 5+ years of financial management experience with increasing responsibility
  • Professional accounting designation required (CMA, CGA, CPA, or CA)
  • Operational and Shared Services Finance experience, preferred
  • Key user SAP experience is an asset
  • Bilingual (English – French) is an asset

Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated financial/business analysis/cost control skills
  • Detailed knowledge of Lafarge plant operations an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Strong ability to influence with and without authority
  • SAP/ERP BI skills
  • GAAP / IFRS knowledge
  • Understanding of shared services model for finance
  • HARP knowledge

Job Specific Competency Profile

  • Business Acumen
  • Composure 
  • Decision Quality
  • Drive for Results
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Agility

We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

At Lafarge, there is endless opportunity for you to play your part. Whether you’re in a technical, managerial, or frontline role, you can shape a career that works for you. With us you’ll have the chance to embrace the passion we share for our planet. You’ll be encouraged to seek out diverse perspectives, share your ideas and build the skills and connections you need to perform at your best. Because it’s only when we work together in a culture where everyone thrives, that we can build the world we all want to live in.

Area of focus

  • Business Administration / Management

Required education level

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Professional Designation

Years of experience

  • 6 - 10 years
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