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  • Senior Job Cost Accountant

    Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
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    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 .


    Reporting to the Finance Manager, Construction this position plays a critical role in facilitating the management and estimating structures for both Lafarge Construction and its subsidiaries. This position will also provide direction and oversight on all job cost and local payroll transactions. 


    • Promote a positive safety culture through engagement with employees and subcontractors with an objective of “zero” safety incidents
    • Supervise, guide and mentor a local team comprised of Job Cost Accountant(s), Contract, Payable and Payroll administrators
    • Administer and control all project accounting activities on a continual basis
    • Act as a liaison between General Management, Estimating, and Operations to validate assumptions and ensure the accurate flow of information
    • Track, analyze and report on job production variances, equipment utilization and any deficiencies to the General Manager
    • Prepare and post journal entries, prepare account reconciliations, and recognize revenue based on a percentage of completion methodology on a monthly basis
    • Project costs to complete on long-term projects
    • Schedule and run the month-end closing process while ensuring regional and corporate deadlines are met
    • Monitor and implement internal controls in accordance with IFRS and Lafarge’s policies and practices
    • Oversee contract management activities including monthly progress billing
    • Ensure jobs are properly setup for SAP transactions to flow automatically
    • Enter actual quantities by work item
    • Participate in the quarterly QAT processes for the Job Cost module
    • Strive for continuous improvement in the processes and procedures utilized as set out by project accounting principles and corporate governance.
    • Participate in the preparation of monthly budgets and forecasts to ensure achievement of operating and financial objectives
    • Actively monitor account receivable/payable accounts including job retainage
    • Lead and complete internal and external audit requirements of the business
    • Other duties as assigned


    Relationships with Others Jobs:

    • Reports to the Finance Manager, Construction for the Greater Calgary Area
    • Supports the General Manager, Operations Manager(s), Estimating Manager and General Superintendent(s)
    • Works closely with the Project Managers to ensure integrity of job cost reporting


    Education & Work Experience:

    • Degree or Diploma in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
    • Minimum 2 to 5 years of experience in an accounting role is required
    • Project accounting or job cost experience is required
    • Recognized accounting designation or working towards one would be considered an asset
    • Experience with SAP would be beneficial


    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Strong working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs including Excel
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills, process-oriented
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
    • Strong written and verbal communications
    • Good time management, self-directed, uses time wisely, can attend to a broad range of activities
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence


    Commitment to Safety:

    Safety is a core value for Lafarge and every employee is expected to contribute to a safe environment.  All employees are expected to read, understand and apply all Lafarge Corporate Policy’s, Health and Safety Policy’s, Rules, and Regulations.  In addition, all employees are expected to comply with all Canadian Federal and Provincial legislation.


    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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