LafargeHolcim

Fixed Asset Accounting Analyst / Specialist - starting on a 6 month contract

CA-ON-Concord
Requisition ID
2017-3784
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance
Product Line
Corporate

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at www.lafarge-na.com/careers .

 

Overview

NABS B2R Fixed Assets Accounting Analyst / Specialist

Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities (key duties, scope of position, goals, expectations and skill requirements)

 

  • Advance the corporate objectives for both LafargeHolcim US and Canada
  • Support the Record to Report department customers across streams to ensure successful completion of end to end processes by being a key communication point
  • Work in concert with NASC to ensure business processes are appropriate reflected in the Consolidated financial statements and other reporting venues.
  • Ensure compliance to corporate standards such as ICS and LafargeHolcim Accounting and Reporting Principles
  • Support year end processes such as the external audit, preparation of the notes to the financial statements, and income tax deliverables
  • Work to continuously improve the business processes in quality, efficiency, and effectiveness
  • Work on related projects as required

 

Fixed Asset Accounting

  • Manage the process for the creation of new assets and/or capitalize assets from capital projects, the maintenance on capital asset records within the fixed asset system and the preparation of monthly reports for corporate accounting
  • Monitor the Fixed Assets Continuity schedule for accounting and for tax to ensure compliance with accounting standards
  • Work closely with the Corporate Tax Department to maintain system rules to support local and statutory depreciation calculations
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset subledger for tax purposes for the US operations
  • Support business unit inquiries on an ad hoc basis (e.g. value of an asset to be sold, etc.)
  • Work closely with Corporate Planning departments to produce sub-schedules and reports necessary to support annual and 5 year plan
  • Quarterly review and conduct internal audit for Assets Disposals and Asset Useful life
  • Manage and Optimize the property tax process for LafargeHolcim US including the interface with the US tax department, and NABS Procure to Pay team.
  • Monthly review and approval of ICS controls
  • Develop a detailed understanding

 

Manufacturing Accounting

  • Support the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Execute key components of planning process according to defined timelines
  • Develop your staff to support the budget, standard costing and month end close process for manufacturing accounting.
  • Co-ordinate and support year-end audit requirements within area of responsibility
  • Review and approve complex, high value accounting entries
  • Recognize and communicate potential issues/risks to other Team Leads and the Book to Report Manager.

 

 

Continuous Process Improvements

  • Identify and suggest process and system enhancements
  • Perform at a level that assists in attaining overall and team-level performance measures and goals
  • Interface with all other Shared Service teams to investigate and resolve issues
  • Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety policies and initiatives outlined in the Health and Safety manual

Qualifications

Educational Criteria

 

  • 4-year undergraduate degree in accounting or related field required
  • CPA certification prefered
  • Working knowledge of IFRS standards is desirable

 

Position Dimensions (i.e., communication skills, planning, teamwork, technical knowledge, leadership, initiative)

 

  • Ability to assess a problem and promptly resolve or escalate it the appropriate lead
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility with job duties and scope of work
  • Able to generate team cooperation
  • Innovative skills to generate novel solutions to work situations
  • Adaptable and effective when experiencing major changes
  • Able to effectively initiate action
  • Ability to analyze internal customer needs through soliciting, evaluating and acting upon customer feedback

 

 

Other Related Experiences Required or Preferred

 

  • Shared Service experience beneficial
  • Working knowledge and use of office productivity tools (MS Office, Lotus Notes, etc.)
  • Advanced Excel Skills are essential
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP Accounting system is required

LafargeHolcim

Why work for us?

 

Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at www.lafarge-na.com/careers

 

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

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