Financial Accountant
Lafarge - Southfield, MI

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Position Summary:

The Financial Accountant is responsible for performing transactional activities related to inventory, freight and sales 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
  • Participate in all inventory & freight related transactional activities and ensure close performed in a timely manner,
  • Provide accurate and timely inventory related information for Cement Finance Community,
  • Identify and escalate any financial discrepancies and/or issues in a timely, process improvement driven manner,
  • Perform GL accounts reconciliation to ensure the accuracy of the financial data,
  • Actively participate to the certification process for inventory related subjects (spare parts accrual, FASB143, …),
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations as per company’s vision and goals,
  • Maintain excellent level in terms of communication with Cement Finance,
  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
  • Maintain the Cement item ledger, Review the product set up, …
  • Accomplish all month-end tasks included on schedule in an accurate, timely and professional manner,
  • Identify and propose process improvement initiatives to guarantee the best practice accounting is achieved,
  • Work closely with the Financial Systems & Processes Department to identify possible improvements and implement innovative solutions,
  • Interact daily with customer via all communication means, with the goal of meeting or exceeding customer satisfaction,
  • Carry out other duties, tasks assigned related to the functionality of the Accounting Department.

Relationships with Others’ Jobs:
  • Interface for all financial communities including Cement Finance Department, Other Cement Departments and Central Service Departments,
  • Interface with other Cement Departments like CVCs (Customer Value Centers) in relation to orders/ items,
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with Team Leader as well as Management throughout Shared Service Center (SSC) and Management for Cement Product Line.

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 (for inventory) an asset,
  • Cement experience preferred.

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 ERP General Ledger (incl O2C (Order To Cash), P2P (Purchase To Pay) implications).

Job-Specific Competency Profile (Lominger):

Action oriented (1)

Functional/ Technical skills (24)

Informing (27)

Interpersonal savvy (31)

Learning on the fly (32)

Organizing (39)

Perseverance (43)

Planning (47)

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