The Weir Group is a global engineering group. We are focused on delivering engineering solutions to customers in the minerals, oil and gas and power markets. Operating in more than 70 countries and employing more than 15,000 people, we support our customers through a worldwide network of around 200 manufacturing and service facilities.
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Reporting directly to the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis for Minerals Canada you will be responsible for the overall Budget and Forecast requirements for the Oil Sands Minerals Division. You will also be required to help actively manage financial performance of large capital projects, assist with month end and quarter end financial reporting as needed as well and handle local general accounting queries. You must ensure clear communication is maintained between the Oil Sands operations group and head office finance. You will work closely with Senior Sales and Operational personnel for the Oil Sands division in order to deliver these responsibilities, while maintaining independence and accountability to Finance. There is a key focus on accurate forecasting, improving processes and clear, timely reporting of significant financial issues including variances from projections.
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Minimum 10 years’ experience in Finance role in an operational environment. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Commerce or Finance. Accounting designation is a strong asset. A good mix of cost accounting and general accounting experience in a manufacturing environment would be an asset.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information as required by law. Excellent self-motivation, organization, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Excellent computer skills along with literacy with Microsoft Excel and Word software are required. Experience with Cognos, TM1 or SAP are assets.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, while producing high quality, accurate, and meticulous work. Ability to work independently under minimal supervision as well as within a team is essential.
Managing People: Includes others in planning, decision making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes self-available to co-workers as needed; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services; continually works to improve interpersonal skills.
Analytical: Strong Analytical background with experience in operational environment
Managing Through Systems: Designs practices, processes and procedures which allow managing from a distance; makes things work through others without intervening; makes things work through others without being there; impacts people and results remotely.
Business Acumen: Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Ability to travel on a moderate to occasional basis.