• Finance Manager

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Product Line
    Canada - Asphalt, Paving & Construction (A,P,C)
  • 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 .


    The Finance Manager role is part of the Western Canada Finance team. This role is in the Asphalt & Construction segment which will provide the Segment Finance Director 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 within the Segment.

    Identification and implementation of best practices comprise a key component of this role.


    • Provide financial support for Operating Managers (ie General Managers, Plant Managers,etc.)
    • Interpret events and activities from a financial perspective (monthly, quarterly, annually)
    • Maintain financial and accounting controls
    • Work closely with the business to prepare budget and forecasts
    • Provide informative, timely, and reliable financial information for local senior management and Segment Finance Director
    • Monthly Revenue Recognition for construction activities & accounting for Work in Progress
    • Oversee adherence to company policies
    • Focus on maximizing efficiency and standardization of processes across the various product lines
    • Balance Sheet review – Clearing accounts, Inventory, Reserves and Working Capital
    • Assist in the Rollout of new ERP System


    • 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 the company


    Education and Work Experience:

    • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting
    • Minimum 5-8 years of financial management experience with increasing responsibility
    • Professional accounting designation required (CMA, CGA, CPAor CA)

    Knowledge and 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, construction industry experience/contract accounting a strong asset
    • GAAP knowledge
    • Understanding of shared services model for finance

    Job Specific Competency Profile:

    • Business Acumen
    • Customer Focus
    • Decision Quality
    • Drive for Results
    • Functional/Technical Skills
    • Interpersonal Savvy
    • Negotiating
    • Problem Solving
    • Process Management
    • Strategic Agility


    Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

    As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.


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