Finance Manager Job

DATE: Sep 21, 2023

LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Mississauga, Ontario 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 25% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$83,980 to $142,490” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

​What does it mean to work at Plasterform, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

Standard benefit package offerings: medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
Vacation and sick time

Job Output


Reporting to the Director, Finance – Architectural Specialties, the Finance Manager is responsible for all finance and accounting aspects of the subsidiary casting locations, partnering with the business management teams to drive revenue growth, manufacturing performance, and return on investments to meet financial objectives.  Key areas of focus for this role include strong leadership skills, ensuring compliance and that internal controls are in place in accordance with Armstrong policies, monthly performance analysis and reporting, budget and forecast development (including cash forecasting), product costing and calculating return on investments for capital and cost reduction projects.  This role has a strong dotted line to each business subsidiary leadership team.


This position supports two locations: Mississauga, Toronto, Canada and Lincoln, California, USA


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Ideal candidate partners with the subsidiary sales and operational leadership teams to drive strategic insights ranging from go-to-market, to product, to shop floor value propositions aimed at scalable profitable growth
  • Develops tools to deliver insights into subsidiary profitability, cost performance and return on investments.
  • Engages in proactive employee development initiatives to enhance the skillset and effectiveness of the finance staff.
  • Completes all aspects of each subsidiary’s month-end closing and reporting process.
  • Analyzes results and provides comprehensive insights for variances to various benchmarks including budget, forecast and prior year.
  • Proactively identifies and drives process improvement initiatives to increase efficiency of finance function.
  • Develops product cost model to enable effective custom project cost quote process.
  • Prepares and develops the annual plant budget, including development of projected revenues, standard costs, manufacturing period expense and SG&A expenses.
  • Supports the business in generating and quantifying cost savings opportunities.
  • Provides financial analysis to business leadership, Internal Audit and external auditors as requested.
  • Leads and manages special projects as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities


  • Accounting Specialist (1)


Travel:  Moderate; 30-50%



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to analyze and forecast revenue, operational costs, and SG&A expenses.
  • Proven operational leadership skills in implementing and supporting innovative ideas.
  • Demonstrated ability to link and analyze manufacturing metrics to financial performance.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities across multiple manufacturing locations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to share knowledge at appropriate levels of the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of plant and corporate personnel.
  • Client-driven with strong attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent, and professional manner.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.


Physical and Mental Demands


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones.  Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.


Education and/or Experience


  • BS in Accounting or Finance, required.  MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience and a solid grasp of manufacturing accounting required.
  • Experience with SAP, BW, OneStream, Sage, QuickBooks, or similar ERP system preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience as a plant controller in a manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Prior supervisory or management experience preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


  • CPA a plus




  • See Professional (Grade 7-14) competencies.   


Other Skills and Abilities 



Why should you join Plasterform, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

Plasterform, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Mississauga, ON)

Mississauga is a city neighboring Toronto on Lake Ontario. On the lakefront, Port Credit has shops, a working lighthouse and a marina with a grounded freighter. Multi-use trails wind through the city's parks and woodlands. In the center, Mississauga Celebration Square hosts multicultural festivals and has a skating rink in winter. A popular shopping destination, the city has several huge malls. The city has a population of over 700,000 and is known for their active cultural life with galleries, theaters, art centers, concert halls and museums.



Plasterform, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment on the applicable prohibited grounds under applicable human rights legislation, where individuals are treated with respect, have equal opportunities in accordance with applicable human rights legislation, and can contribute meaningfully in the workplace once employed.


Come and build your future with us and apply today!


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