Asset Financial Accountant
Lafarge - Southfield, MI

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Position Summary:

The Asset Financial Accountant is responsible for performing accounting activities related to tangible assets, intangible assets, and treasury accounting for North America, while ensuring accuracy and integrity of the financial data . The incumbent will execute his/her work in compliance with IFRS, Lafarge accounting policies and control procedures.

Key Responsibilities Results/Accountabilities
  • Process Asset accounting transactions to ensure the overall accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of the asset ledger balances for North America
  • Implement processes for changes in Fixed Assets due to capital expenditures, acquisitions, and divestments
  • Perform and document accounting controls and procedures
  • Support the capital process including country reporting and CAPEX tracker administration
  • Maintain the lease database for off balance sheet reporting
  • Track project approvals and capital spending
  • Prepare monthly reporting requirements including HFM schedules (CS_APPRO, CS_DISPO, NS_COMM, etc.)
  • Ensure the Treasura interface is timely and accurate to the general ledger
  • Provide accurate and timely asset related information for Cement Finance Community
  • Identify and escalate any financial discrepancies and/or issues in a timely, process improvement driven manner
  • Delivering exceptional customer service
  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas
  • Perform assets and treasury accounting functions for North America at the FSC-S
  • Accomplish all month-end tasks included on schedule in an accurate, timely and professional manner
  • Timeliness and accuracy of required reporting
  • Interact daily with customers via all communication means, with the goal of meeting or exceeding customer satisfaction
  • Seek process improvement initiative to guarantee the best practice accounting is achieved and provide service which meets or exceeds expectations
  • Adhere to established internal control processes to provide reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, including actions to prevent and detect fraud and protect Company resources
  • Carry out other duties, tasks assigned related to the functionality of the Assets & Inventory Department

Relationships with Others’ Jobs:
  • Interface for all financial communities including Country head offices, plants, and Other Country Departments, including finance pools.
  • Interface with Capital Project and Treasury Personnel
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with Asset Team Leader as well as Management throughout FSC-S and Country Strongholds.

Qualification Profile:

Education and Work Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • Advanced training/certification in a designated accounting program (CA, CMA, or CGA) or equivalent experience an asset
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience, in a high volume accounting department or industry
  • Experience in Multiple Company/Legal Entity Reporting Environment
  • Previous manufacturing environment experience an asset
  • Experience in construction materials or related industries helpful

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of Accounting techniques and processes
  • Strong familiarity of E-One General Ledger

Job-Specific Competency Profile (Lominger):

Action oriented

Functional/ Technical skills

Drive for results

Customer Focus


Interpersonal savvy

Learning on the fly





Financial Scope Number of subordinates

Expense Budget: $ Direct: 0 employees

Capital Budget: $ Indirect: 0 employees

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