• General Accounting Analyst or Specialist (Payroll Accounting)

    Job Locations CA-ON-Concord
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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 is a full time contract role with strong ability to go permanent. We are looking for payroll accountants who can join our team right away. 


    • General Accounting
    • Assist Supervisor with daily accounting activities such as:
      • Prepare corporate accruals and true-up these accruals to reflect actual results as required
      • Prepare account reconciliations and clear reconciling items (Payroll and other balance sheet accounts)
      • Prepare journal entries related to payroll accounting and related acrruals
      • Reconcile Payroll accounts in coordination with H2R Payroll team
      • Provide/recommend adjustments required for payroll reconciliation pruposes
      • Coordinate with H2R Payroll team on disbursements/ Payments they record vs. what is recorded in SAP
      • Coordinate/ provide resolution to payroll information mismatch
      • Respond to inquiries related to Payroll accounting
      • Assist in the preparation of tax schedules as required
      • Prepare and review journal entries
      • Prepare external audit schedules
      • Preparation of income tax schedules
      • Execute some JDE month-end process required from NABS- Payroll accrual reversal and other adjustments
      • Assist supervisor on ad hoc requirements
    • Provide support for International/ Cross Border charge outs to intercompany
    • Develop a detailed understanding of Lafarge Holcim accounting policies (IFRS standards)
    • Ensure compliance with Accounting Principles and North American Business Services standards
    • Recognize and communicate potential issues/risks with team
    • Willingly accept new tasks and responsibilities outside defined scope of work
    • Support the preparation of year-end financial statements
    • Work on special projects as assigned
    • Adherence to Internal Control Systems (ICS) is a critical success factor.
    • Service and Cost Management
      • It is imperative to provide strong customer service to the customer base for Record to Report
      • Assist with meeting service baseline requirements for area of control
      • Monitor performance on Service Level Agreements on an on-going basis and work to improve performance
      • Execute Month End Processing steps according to the established closing calendar
      • Provide accurate, timely, and relevant cost information to business unit stakeholders
      • Work to achieve overall Record to Report and North American Business Services goals by operating effectively in a team environment.


    Ongoing responsibilities


    • Continuously improve operations
      • Identify and suggest process and system enhancements for continuous improvement measures within own team and for raising similar opportunities across end-to-end Accounting process
      • Assist the team in continuously monitoring Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements
      • Perform at a level that assists in attaining overall and team-level performance measures and goals
    • Interface with other Shared Service teams to ensure compliance with cross-team accountabilities
    • Coordinate with other Shared Service teams to deliver seamless service to customers



    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent experience
    • Accounting designation or enrollment in accounting accreditation program


    • 3+ years of accounting / bookkeeping experience in a related industry
    • Strong Payroll Accounting experience preferred in an ERP environment
    • Experience with SAP, JDE or other ERP system an asset
    • Manufacturing industry or shared services experience an asset
    • Working knowledge and use of office productivity tools (MS Office Excel, Powerpoint, Gmail, Google, etc.)
    • Strong excel skills are mandatory (able to handle large volume of transactions)



    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to work constructively in a team environment
    • Basic knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts, practices and procedures
    • Understanding of general administrative duties and procedures
    • Able to assess and resolve problems within a defined framework
    • Ability to be flexible with job duties and scope of work Able to meet deadlines and prioritize work
    • Ability to work to preset deadlines
    • Ability to analyze customer needs through soliciting, evaluating and acting upon customer feedback
    • Ability to handle stress and competing priorities



    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:

    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.


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