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Senior Manager, Financial Reporting & Control – Toronto, ON

Dec 16, 2019

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Who is Norbord?

Norbord Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels and the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB). Norbord also manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard and related value-added products. Norbord has assets of approximately US$1.9 billion and employs approximately 2,700 people at 17 plant locations in the United States, Canada and Europe. Norbord is a publicly traded on the TSE and NYSE under the symbol “OSB”.

We have an immediate opening for the following position:

Senior Manager, Financial Reporting & Control


Reports to the Financial Controller – Responsible for supporting Norbord’s external and internal financial reporting including the global consolidation, quarterly external financial statements, and other requirements. The individual will drive Longview initiatives and be responsible for technical accounting analysis.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Monthly consolidation of all worldwide entities
  • Preparation of monthly internal financial statements and supporting documentation, including SG&A and cash flow analysis
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual external financial statements, including note disclosures
  • Preparation of quarterly reporting for actual and forecast results
  • Research and draft accounting technical memos for any new IFRS or new transactions

Global Consolidation:

  • Responsible for the monthly consolidation of the North American and European operating groups, Corporate entities and consolidation entries
  • Monthly analysis of foreign exchange amounts on both the Statement of Earnings as well as Shareholders’ Equity (CTA)
  • Responsible for Longview maintenance, including the creation of new accounts and entities, and reflecting the impact of corporate reorganizations
  • Liaising with mill and European head office accountants on disclosure requirements, variance analysis and accounting policy compliance

Financial Reporting:

  • Working in concert with Treasury and Tax groups to have all pension and tax provision amounts booked, respectively.
  • Maintenance of accounting adjustments and presentation differences for reporting to Brookfield
  • Preparation of quarterly templates for both actual and forecast results
  • Responding to adhoc requests (e.g. company statistics, accounting fees)
  • Responsible for drafting of quarterly consolidated forecast financial statements
  • Preparation of annual consolidated Plan document
  • Preparation of other reporting (StatsCan returns, schedules to support tax filings, statutory audits of holding companies, website information)
  • Liaising with consultants for quarterly review and audit work; responding to queries, providing supporting schedules and working with them on issue resolution

Technical Analysis:

  • Analyze and document new IFRS and the impact to the company
  • Analyze and document the accounting impact of new transactions
  • Preparation of PPE impairment indicator analysis
  • Valuation of RSUs and stock option expense amortization

Other initiatives:

  • Actively maintaining the control environment within the financial reporting group
  • Identification and implementation of new controls
  • Participating on key strategic projects including the upgrade of Microsoft Dynamics AX and enhancements to the Longview application


  • CPA, CA designation required with at least 5 years of post-qualification experience

What we offer!

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Career development
  • Health benefits
  • A beautiful office in downtown Toronto, with easy access to transit
  • And a whole lot more!

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact candidates selected to advance in the recruitment process.