The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18583

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/4/2018 2:26 PM)
    Finance Manager
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    This role will be instrumental in supporting the finance team in the development and implement process improvements and lead ad hoc project work. Reporting directly to the Financial Director for Minerals Canada, they also will work closely with the Controller and Head of Planning and Analysis. 

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    • Perform non-routine, complex finance assignments involving the application of professional judgement and highly developed analytical skills and business acumen
    • Lead the planning, execution and delivery of financial projects including the development of Regional P&L’s, burden rate/recoveries analysis, programs to enhance working capital and financial modelling of business scenarios
    • Assist in performing quarterly forecasts and yearly budgets as well as preparing analyses and reports on forecast results.
    • Work actively with the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis to ensure all Divisional and Group reporting requirements are achieved with high quality submissions
    • Assist the finance team in the preparation of corporate presentations to senior management
    • Undertake special analytical studies such as the identification of trends or the evaluation of current control systems
    • Assist in the formulation of long and short-term capital and operating plans.
    • Coordinate accounting matters with other departments, locations and divisions as needed
    • Ensure that locally, proper processes, reporting and controls are in place for various financial reporting requirements
    • Actively manage the financial integrity, reporting and forecasting performance of large capital projects, working collaboratively with business managers.
    • Active member of the Financial Leadership Group
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

    • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
    • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
    • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
    • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
    • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
    • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    Minimum 5+ 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.


    Reasoning Ability:

    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.


    Communication Skills:

    Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential in both French and English.  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.


    Computer Skills:

    Excellent computer skills along with literacy with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint software are required.  Experience with Cognos, TM1 or SAP are assets.

    Work Environment:

    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.

    Core Competencies

    Managing People:  Includes others in planning, decision making, facilitating and process improvement; 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.

    Regional Specific Job Information (if applicable)

    Ability to travel on an occasional basis.


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