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Consolidation expert

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Datum: 7-jun-2021

Plaats: Amsterdam, NL

Bedrijf: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel heeft passie voor verf. Wij zijn experts in het ambacht van het creëren van verven en lakken en zetten de standaard op het gebied van kleur en bescherming sinds 1792. Ons wereldklasse portfolio van merken - inclusief Flexa, Sikkens en Alabastine - heeft het vertrouwen van klanten over de hele wereld. Met ons hoofdkwartier in Nederland zijn we actief in meer dan 150 landen en hebben wij 34.500 medewerkers die gepassioneerd zijn over het leveren van onze hoogwaardige producten en diensten die onze klanten verwachten


Job Purpose

The Consolidation expert it the first responsible within the corporate consolidation department when looking at the control of the consolidation process and complex accounting topics.

Important part of the job is controlling the Monthly, Quarterly and Annual closings, supporting a smooth and no-surprises close by:

  • Coordination of consolidation activities within the corporate consolidation department;
  • Receiving and performing analytical review on the data from the regions;
  • Taking responsibility for certain specification forms in the monthly/quarterly/Year-End closing;
  • Supporting and interacting with Finance Operations, other parts of Finance and the Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) application management in order to run a smooth consolidation process.

Key Accountabilities


  • Runs all activities needed to establish and maintain the consolidation process, from legal entity level to the Akzo Nobel corporate level, within the constraints of strict deadlines for actual reporting (month, quarter and year-end close);
  • Reviews and verifies the financial reliability and completeness of specifications at AkzoNobel level;
  • Participates in improvement projects within own area of responsibility;
  • Communicates and interacts with accounting functions in regions and those at corporate level as well as other relevant functions (tax, legal, treasury);
  • Various specific tasks will be applicable like:
    • Consolidation control review;
    • Responsible for reporting Balance sheet at corporate level;
    • Coordinate accounting for acquisitions and divestments;
    • Contact for external auditor for consolidation topics;
    • Planning within the corporate consolidation department and making monthly closing instructions for accounting within AkzoNobel;
    • Coordinate equity related tasks;
    • Responsible for cash flow statement at corporate level/ net cash generation report.


  • Master’s degree in economics, accounting or business administration;
  • Several years of experience in accounting positions
  • High level of customer orientation, results orientation, change management, ownership and collaboration
  • Understanding of accounting guidelines
  • Knowledge of Financial reporting systems (preferably HFM and MerlinXL)
  • Highly analytical, with problem-solving and pragmatic skills
  • Independent, self-starting and interested in what is behind the numbers
  • Practical experience in driving process improvements
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English, both verbal as well as in writing; good command of Dutch is an advantage
  • Excel and PowerPoint skills


Application details:


We welcome your online application, reference 11776. Please note that applications sent by mail will not be considered. If you have any question, please feel free to contact our Talent Resourcing Partner Jeroen Sevenstern phone +31 (0)6 51706499.


An employment screening may be part of the selection process.


Agency or sales calls are not appreciated


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Requisition ID: 11776