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Plant Finance Manager

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2K 4H3

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.

Plant Finance Manager


General Job Description:

The Plant Finance Manager will work very closely with and be the finance business partner for the Winnipeg Plant Manager. This position has overall responsibility for providing financial support to the operations leadership team for Winnipeg and providing all financial deliverables into Corporate. This role reports into the Winnipeg Plant Manager and Operations Controller Canada who is located in Toronto.


Key Responsibilities/Areas of Accountability:

  • Costing Processes and Systems
    • Ensure maintenance and integrity of the costing system and related processes.
    • Product profitability analysis by product category and manufacturing / distribution location
    • Ensure costing and inventory valuation is in compliance with SOX and Bill 198.
  • Management Reporting and Control
    • Coordinate, collaborate, and prepare annual business plans, quarterly forecasts, monthly flashes, and weekly financial pulse – collaborating with FP&A requirements
    • Partner with Plant Management to gather, analyze, and summarize operational financial reports and adhoc reports and analysis
    • Provide financial leadership in productivity / efficiency improvement proposals and any other factory and warehouse studies and analysis.
    • Collaborate with the Controllership and FP&A teams to support the financial close process and analyze variances to deliver accurate results and timely reporting.
    • Collaborate with the Controllership Team to prepare, distribute, and present monthly spend reports and analytics (vs. plan, forecasts, and prior year) – review each sites’ leadership teams.
    • Rationalize and optimize the internal financial setup (g/l accounts and cost centers) to align with product lines, manufacturing, and accountability structure.
    • Review and analyze weekly / monthly plant productivity and efficiency reporting and scorecard – provide analytics and ideas to ensure the teams achieve their commitments and objectives.
    • Perform financial analysis and develop business models for Inventory and COGS assessment
    • Perform reviews and prepare financial analytics and review of all Capital Investment Proposals (CERFS) in compliance with JW capitalization policies.
  • Accounting and Financial Operations
    • Management, and control including a perpetual inventory system
    • Ensure inventory valuation complies with US GAAP – remediate any gaps.
    • Financial lead in quarterly physical inventory preparation, procedures, and reconciliation – develop tools and recommendation to improve accuracy.
    • Collaborate with Controllership Team to prepare and distribute Operations analytics and MD&A.
    • Participate in close activities as assigned by the Sr. Controller and Director of Finance
  • Other
    • Drive continuous improvement in finance processes / activities and standardizing across all business units improving efficiency and effectiveness of the Finance team
    • Adhoc requests or duties assigned by the Director of Finance or Sr. Controller


Technical/Professional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of Cost Accounting concepts, approaches, and setups
  • Strong Communication Skills - Ability to summarize and present conclusions and provide clear and concise training and coaching to fellow colleagues.
  • 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
  • Initiative/Dynamic - Needs to work cross functionally to drive improvements  
  • Detailed and deadline oriented individual.




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