Consolidation System Expert

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Date: Dec 1, 2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Purpose of the job

The Consolidation Expert contributes to the AkzoNobel consolidation process by maintaining the corporate consolidation system (currently HFM; Hyperion Financial Management).

You will be the linking pin between the (±850) users of HFM on the one hand and the Application Management (AkzoNobel Information Management; AIM). In addition, you are involved in continuous improvement of the consolidation application and also in the design of the future (consolidation) systems landscape.

 

Key responsibilities

  • During closing periods, you will manage: Interfacing, consolidation, currency loading and the finalization of the financial closing process.
  • In light of continuous streamlining and improving the current consolidation / reporting processes initiating and coordinating changes in the HFM consolidation system including restatements and executing tests and acceptance activities.
  • Planning and coordinating IT activities within the Consolidation Department, covering security management.
  • Education of users of the system.
  • Due to the dedicated nature of the team, each team member is expected to have their own specialisms, but also be able to function as back up for other team members.
  • Effective communication to all users, including the accounting community, FP&A and others.

 

What do you bring?

In this role we are looking for an outstanding system expert with in-depth HFM knowledge and strong analytical skills. Someone who is detail oriented, brings an international background and can work with the scope of different offices, functions overseas. We would like someone who initiates new ideas and takes ownership of certain processes, consolidation areas.

Furthermore, we would like to highlight the following requirements:

  • Academic level (economics, accounting).
  • IT background with at least 5 years of experience in consolidation, accounting and reporting.
  • Practical knowledge of financial reporting software (preferably including Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and related applications).
  • Proficiency in the English (business) language (verbally and in writing).
  • Very effective communication skills, high level of customer and result orientation is required.
  • Understanding accounting principles, IT systems, knowledge of organizational structure.
  • Practical experience in driving process improvements, good understanding of the importance of change management, ownership and collaboration.
  • Highly analytical, with problem-solving and pragmatic skills, pro-active initiator of change.
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills.

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • A competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays (46).
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan.
  • Travel expenses to and from work.
  • Opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role.
  • Fixed bonus.
  • Hybride way of working.

 

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers. Only online applications including resume, cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Marcel Thor, Talent Acquisition Partner. Or send an email to TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

 

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. We are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason, we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 

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Requisition ID: 26373