Finance Specialist, Audit & Projects

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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 .



This position is responsible for supporting the accounting policy leadership role to LafargeHolcim and its related businesses in Canada and US as well as all associated Shared Services organizations. The successful candidate will help maintain the LHARP (LafargeHolcim Accounting & Reporting Policies) program within all relevant companies, acting as the LHarpist and coordinating all upgrades to accounting and reporting policies and systems. The Finance Specialist will also provide ongoing support to managing the group and statutory financial statement audits. Finally, the candidate will also provide support in assessing complex accounting treatments and complex accounting areas, including but not limited to pension accounting.


  • Support completion of annual external group and statutory financial statement audits and quarterly reviews.
  • Lead the preparation of legal entity financial statement and notes disclosures.
  • Coordinate LHARP Audits and resolution of accounting and reporting issues.
  • Lead the implementation of annual LHARP changes in SAP and other reporting systems.
  • Provide training to various stakeholders within the companies on LHARP (Finance, IT, procurement etc).
  • Support and actively engage in determining appropriate accounting treatment for acquisition accounting (i.e. goodwill calculations and create support for audit trail).
  • Research and prepare technical accounting memos on issues such as impairment, pension etc.
  • Provide accounting policy expertise in accordance with IFRS. Responsible for researching and preparing technical accounting memos on a case to case basis based on requirements.
  • Provide financial planning and analysis support including monthly variance analysis.
  • Limited travel required (less than 20%).


Key Competencies

  • Strong and demonstrated understanding of IFRS Accounting Principles including internal controls.
  • Strong communication skills in addition to the ability to be influential are critical skills to support business in interpreting accounting treatment across all entities.
  • Systems knowledge and interest are important to effectively utilize/leverage the SAP system.
  • Being a self-starter and initiative is a key attribute to recognize problems/issues and propose resolutions.
  • Strong team player with the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business with a major in Accounting.
  • CPA designation with 2 to 4 years of post-designation experience in a Big 4 audit firm environment.
  • Knowledge of accounting within the manufacturing and/or construction industry would be an asset.
  • Excellent IFRS reporting experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting within the manufacturing and/or construction industry would be an asset.
  • Proficient in using SAP accounting modules.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Proficient in using MS Office applications with moderate level of skills in Excel.


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:

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.


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