Build your Career with Norbord

Senior Manager Operations Accounting & Controls – Toronto, ON

Mar 11, 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). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard and related value-added products. Norbord has assets of approximately $2.1 billion and employs approximately 2,750 people at 17 plant locations in the United States, Canada and Europe. Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OSB”.

We have an immediate opening for the following position:



Reporting to the Director of Finance, Operations the Senior Manager Operations Accounting & Controls will lead the accounting responsibilities of the Operations Accounting group.


  • Overseeing the North American consolidation and monthly close process
  • Overseeing financial statement review process by mill
  • Completing the financial analyses for senior management
  • Preparing of specific quarterly financial and operational review meeting presentations
  • Providing accounting support to the mills
  • Managing the external review and audit process for the North American operations group
  • Acting as primary point of contact with external auditors in Toronto for the North American operations and liaise with the mills on issue resolution
  • Managing the preparation of audit working papers and analyses
  • Ensuring adequacy and compliance to internal controls standard to support annual and quarterly certification requirements
  • Supporting SOX & internal control testing as assigned
  • Working with the Director and the internal audit group on continuous review and enhancement of controls
  • Managing and developing the team of 3 Regional Finance Leads
  • Ensuring cross-training opportunities are identified and executed
  • Providing training/onboarding support to mill finance teams
  • Consolidating weekly forecasts, reviewing preliminary of annual plan & quarterly forecast submissions and commentary
  • Ensuring accounting policies and procedures are appropriately and consistently applied across North American mills
  • Identifying and developing ways to enhance financial and management reporting within existing consolidation software (Longview)
  • Planning and leading projects as needed across the financial teams. Ensure completion of user testing/validation
  • Participating in design/training workshops
  • Providing guidance on impact to current financial policies and procedures and internal controls


  • 5+ years of accounting experience in big 4 firm
  • Leadership in financial management
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships at all levels in the organization
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible, detail-oriented, accurate and able to prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Highly-tuned analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Strong strategic and creative thinking skills – an agenda setter
  • Results oriented
  • Business acumen
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley controls
  • Experience in manufacturing will be an asset. As well the ability to converse in French
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 experience preferred and have a proficiency in MS Office

Why Work for Norbord?

At Norbord, a commitment to safety, quality and customer service has earned us a reputation as a leading producer of wood-based panels. As demand for Norbord’s products grow, we continually seek bright and talented people in all areas of our business. With competitive salaries and benefits, Norbord offers one of the strongest and innovative compensation packages in the industry.

Norbord is committed to providing its employees with the training, skills, and opportunity to achieve their highest potential. Norbord offers the opportunity to excel, express ideas, and make a profound impact within our team driven organization.

If you are a team player who takes pride in a job well done and want to make a real impact at the place you work, look into a career with Norbord. You will like what you see.

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.


Mail:  Norbord Inc.
Attention:  Human Resources
P.O. 49307
453-595 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC  V7X 1L3

Fax:  604 661 3201