Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Lafarge Canada - Calgary, AB (8 months ago)

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Reporting to the Head of Finance – Western Canada, the manager of financial planning and analysis requires excellent leadership, communication skills, and the ability / willingness to collaborate with all business areas.


Responsible to lead the planning cycles and coordinate all aspects of the development, presentation, analysis, and submission of budgets, midterm plans, and forecasts.
The manager of FP&A is the risk champion for the company and in charge of coordinating the Business Risk Map (BRM) process.

Responsible to lead the reporting and analysis of financial results including the validation of actual results and the management of the month end close for reporting.

Ensure capex process is properly communicated and executed by the appropriate teams. Liaise with the WCAN Country CAPEX Manager and generate management report on for capex.

Ad Hoc Analysis:
The FP&A manager is the main contact and leader for the development of financial analysis for major initiatives, review of business cases and development of financial scorecards.

The FP&A manager will play a critical role in developing Finance organization talent, especially as it relates to FP&A competencies.

LHARP/Technical Accounting Champion:
The FP&A manager will be the LHARPIST / Technical Accounting & Reporting Champion (both Financial & Operational) for the Western Canada organization.
This role will provide technical support during mergers and acquisitions as well as complex accounting areas such as lease accounting, pension accounting and site restoration / rehabilitation accounting.

Audit Support:
This role will be the direct contact for Western Canada with the external and internal auditors related to controls testing, quarter-end, hard-close and year-end audit.

Key Responsibilities:
Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving, and adhering to safety policies in all work environments
Manage preparation of Lafarge Canada budget, forecast, and midterm year plan (MTP)
Drive/lead planning process and coordinate the regular meetings with the company wide planning group
Build and maintain relationships with counterparts at region and corporate levels and other group companies, as well as cross functional relationships
Develop forecasts to assist management in the early identification of trends
Lead a staff in developing new insights into the business and develop effective formats to communicate the results and analysis to appropriate audiences
Ability to provide support to other groups regarding financial valuation (Capex, M&A, and other Ad-hoc)
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of budgets, forecasts, actual results and Ad Hoc projects to assist in management´s review and decision making
Supervise and develop staff

Relationship with Other Jobs:
Direct Reports: 4 employees Direct Reports (Titles): Finance Analyst and BPC Administrator

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Required Education: Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree

Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree

Field of Study Preferred: Business preferred, with emphasis in Accounting and/or Finance

Required Work Experience: 5-7 years of experience in accounting or finance

Licenses Preferred: CPA or similar certification required

Required Computer and Software Skills: Advanced Excel Skills and SAP experience are required, BPC experience is an asset

Travel Requirements: 30% in Canada travel required

Additional Requirements:
Leadership skills both in leading initiatives as well as in the team development
Excellent communication skills
Ability to effectively delegate responsibility, coach, and develop others
Ability to focus and guide others within the team and cross functionally in accomplishing work
Innovative skills to generate novel solutions to work situations
Proven decision making skills
Strong creativity, initiative and leadership abilities
Ability to work in a cooperative manner with a range of individuals, and the ability to lead and develop a small team of analysts
Excellent financial/analytical skills
Strong knowledge of computer tools, financial analysis, economics, accounting, financial theory and the cement business
Must be able to successfully manage the data processing tasks that are a part of the various planning cycles, and also must be able to work with the big picture, including macro-economic trends in Canada and internationally.
Familiarity with financial reporting, IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and LHARP.
Solid understanding of accounting reports and concepts essential

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

Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. The company has a sixty year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.