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Finance Manager Job

DATE: Aug 5, 2019

LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario, CA

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Finance 

Primary Location: Mississauga , Ontario 

Relocation Offered: No 

Employment Status: Full-Time 

Travel: 10% 


Reporting to the Director, Finance – Architectural Specialties, the Finance Manager is responsible for all finance and accounting aspects of the subsidiary, partnering with the business management team to drive revenue growth, manufacturing performance, and return on investments in order 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 the business subsidiary leadership team.


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

  • Partners with the subsidiary sales and operational leadership to drive 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 the subsidiary 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.



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 new 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.
  • 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.
  • Customer focused with strong attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent and professional manner.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.


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, Hyperion, Epicor, or similar ERP system, preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience as a plant controller in a manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Prior supervisory or management experience, preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • CPA a plus


Why Plasterform, Inc?


Plasterform, Inc. is a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI). AWI is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We 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.


AWI 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.


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Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

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