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Finance Manager Job

DATE: Jan 22, 2023

LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Mississauga, Ontario 
Relocation offered: No
Employment status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%
Non-compete: No
Pay grade: 11/12/13


The estimated base salary range for this role is $81,550.00 to $157,260.00 per year.  

Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors


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 goals.  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, 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.
  • Develop 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.
  • Evaluate results and provide comprehensive insights for variances to various benchmarks including budget, forecast, and prior year.
  • Proactively identifies and drives process improvement initiatives to increase the efficiency of the finance function.
  • Enhance product cost model to enable effective custom project cost quote process.
  • Prepares and develops the annual plant budget, including the development of projected revenues, standard costs, manufacturing period expenses, 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.
  • Spearhead and manage special projects as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  Accounting Specialist (1)


Travel:  Minimal; less than 10%




 To perform this job successfully, the applicant 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 applicants with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to interpret and forecast revenue, operational costs, and SG&A expenses.
  • Proven operational initiative skills in implementing and supporting new ideas.
  • Demonstrated ability to link and analyze manufacturing metrics to financial performance.
  • Proficient with analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Capable of working singly and managing multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to share knowledge at appropriate levels of the organization.
  • Adept 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. 
  • 7+ years of experience and a solid grasp of manufacturing accounting are required.


Preferred Qualifications


  • MBA 
  • Experience with Sage, OneStream, BW, SAP, or similar ERP system.
  • 3+ years of experience as a plant controller in a manufacturing environment.
  • Prior supervisory or management experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


  • CPA or MBA a plus




Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

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.



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.



Come and build your future with us and apply today!






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