Why work for Lafarge?:
As the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials, we’re committed to shaping a greener, smarter and healthier world. At Lafarge Canada Inc., safety comes first, collaboration matters and diversity is celebrated with people who share our desire to continually make our materials better.
Do you have the drive, the skills, and the passion to join us?
The Senior Job Cost Accountant, reporting to the Finance Manager, Construction, plays a critical role in facilitating the management and estimating structures for both Lafarge Construction and its subsidiaries.
As a Senior Job Cost Accountant, you will:
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
As part of our dedicated focus on the health and safety of all employees, a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol testing and a criminal record check, may be required.
Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: Lafarge Canada is committed to providing a safe environment for employees, customers, contractors and vendors. As such, in keeping with the requirements of our industry associations, partners, and clients across Canada, Lafarge Canada has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As of October 1, 2021 all new employees joining Lafarge, subject to accommodation, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
As we are reinventing the way the world builds, we need world-class talent to join our Lafarge Canada team: people who are passionate, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.
Whatever you do, you will make a difference here. Because we know that your passion and curiosity are the natural resources the world needs.
See more opportunities at www.lafarge.ca/careers.
We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.