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Financial Analyst

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2K 2R9

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

Job Title: Financial Analyst – JW Canada

Location:  Winnipeg, Canada

Business Unit:  Canada Corporate Finance, Shared Services

Department:  Financial Controllership

Team Leader:  SR. Group Controller



General Job Description:

This position is focused on performing period close activities including any fiduciary reporting, analytics, and control requirements. This position will require interaction with other disciplines within the business units in Canada and be able to function effectively in the Financial Controllership Team. They will ensure that the dynamic requirements of the business units across Canada and Corporate Finance are being appropriately supported.


Key Responsibilities/Areas of Accountability:

  • Accounting and Financial Operations
    • Period End Duties - Month end closing activities including analysis, journal entry preparation / posting, and account reconciliation.
    • Reconciliation and analysis - reconciles balance sheet accounts to sub-ledger and investigates variances
    • Accurate preparation of period end fiduciary reporting requirements such as Month End and Journal Entry binders in accordance with SOX controls and our financial close process.
    • Assist with the preparation of monthly / quarterly consolidated financial reporting packages including Balance Sheet and Income Statements, flux reporting, corporate packages and schedules.
    • Ownership and accountability for their functional areas of responsibility; assessing and owning completeness, validity, and reasonableness of results.
    • Continuous process improvement driving precision, efficiency, and effectiveness in the accounting, closing, and reporting activities
    • Collaborate with counterparts in N.A. to ensure consistency and best practices.
  • Management Reporting and Analytics
    • Preparation, analysis, and submission of cash flow reporting requirements
    • Generation, analysis, and distribution of all Plant locations and JWOC SG&A department statements; review of monthly financial statements and results with comparatives, analysis, and detailed explanation of changes vs. budgets, and prior year.
    • Preparation and submission of various reports, analytics and explanations for Canada to the N.A. Corporate office and teams
    • Collaborate with the Financial Controllership team to support and own the financial close process, analyze variances, and provide timely reporting.
    •  Assist with the preparation, consolidation and analysis of Monthly Management reporting packages and presentations including business and regional
  • Management Support
    • Provide insight, analysis, and explanation of financial results to Plant Managers across Canada.
    • Support the development and distribution of Plant Departmental statements including investigation and review of variances.
    • Drive to understand, document, and expose root causes of performance issues and provide suggestions for remediation and / or corrective action.
  • Control Environment
    • Ensure the appropriate level of financial and internal controls are established and maintained in accordance with SOX.
    • Preparation of schedules, analysis, and working papers required for audits and work with Internal / External Auditors for the successful completion of annual and interim audits.
  • Other
    • Drive continuous improvement in finance processes / activities and standardizing across all business units improving efficiency and effectiveness of the Finance team
    • Employ lean practices and principles in Finance identifying and implementing process improvements to improve team performance
    • Various ad hoc requests or duties as required and / or assigned by the Finance Manager


Technical/Professional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong Communication Skills - Ability to summarize and present conclusions at all levels of the organization. Convey complex information in a simple and straightforward manner.
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi system environment.
  • Advanced Excel Skills required (data downloading, efficient manipulation and analysis)
  • Superior problem-solving abilities – thinking outside of the box for appropriate solutions
  • Team player - Needs to work cross functionally to drive improvements and deliver results
  • Hands on, detail oriented with the ability to think outside the box
  • Detailed and deadline oriented individual





  • University Degree – Commerce or Business Admin.
  • Accreditations – Finance Designation such as CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) actively pursuing or near completion required.

Related Experience

  • 4 to 6 years related accounting experience in a manufacturing and distribution environment required.
  • Knowledge and experience with US GAAP and SOX (Bill 198) environment.
  • Experience with SAP will be considered a strong asset.
  • Public company experience or exposure preferred.


JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services