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  • Senior Operations Analyst

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Requisition ID
    2019-5932
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Product Line
    Corporate
    Travel
    10%
  • 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.ca/careers .

    Overview

    The Senior Operations Analyst is the “Business Partner” for the Greater Vancouver Market.  The role is responsible for coordinating and preparing accurate monthly reports, forecasts, progress performance plan, budgets, capital and other financial information.  This position is responsible for ensuring accurate financial reporting and works to improve understanding of key business drivers and maximize results within the product line. 

    Responsibilities

    Health and Safety

    • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments
    • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

    Financial Reporting and Analysis

    • Work with Finance Managers and Finance Director to perform month end close
    • Prepare monthly cost allocation entries, accrual entries, prepaid amortization entries etc.
    • Assist Finance Managers and Finance Director in cost analysis (inventory cost, SPC, etc.)
    • Assist Finance Managers and Finance Director in sales analysis (volumes, ASP vs. forecast;  vs. PY, etc.)
    • Assist Finance Managers and Finance Director in P&L review to ensure accurate financial reporting
    • Prepare monthly Financial reports to GVA management (NWC, P&L summary, etc.)
    • Assist Finance Director in monthly reporting to Country Finance
    • Reconciliation of asset and liability accounts for both plants to audit all transactions and ensure all balances are accurately stated in the Corporation’s balance sheet.
    • Develop and prepare Internal Reports for Managers and operations as needed
    • Capex Tracking

    Forecast and Budgets

    • Create weekly forecast and re-forecast files
    • Coordinate with General Managers and Finance Managers for weekly forecast submission
    • Create annual budget templates; coordinate and compile budgets for GVA
    • Re-forecast variance analysis (Re-forecast vs. PY etc.)
    • Budget variance analysis (Budget vs. PY etc.)

     

     

    Audits & Internal Control

    • Coordinate and respond to audit inquiries (external and internal)
    • Oversee adherence to internal control policies and roll out of internal control policies as required
    • Maintain proper financial and accounting controls

    Others

    • Provide regular Financial training in the Greater Vancouver Market to increase the financial understanding of the non-financial personnel
    • Work in conjunction with the finance team in GVA to drive standardization of activities across the product lines
    • Liaise with Service Centers to ensure collaborative achievement of Finance objectives and process improvements
    • Change agent for process and system improvements
    • Ad hoc requests as needed

    Dimensions 

    • Interaction with Key Stakeholders (e g. General Managers, Financial team, Operations Managers, Commercial Sales Managers)
    • Provide leadership and support to administrative personnel (Billing, P2P administrators, plant administrators, etc.)

    Qualifications

    Education & Work Experience:

    • CPA (CMA, CA OR CGA) designation required or in progress strongly preferred
    • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
    • 5+ years of financial management experience with increasing responsibility and complex roles

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Excellent financial / business analysis / cost control skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
    • Strong ability to influence with and without authority
    • Strong computer skills ( Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SAP, BPC)

     Competencies:

    • Decision Quality
    • Problem Solving
    • Process Management
    • Project management
    • Strategic Ability
    • Multi-tasking

    LafargeHolcim

    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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