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FP&A Analyst Group

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Date: Aug 27, 2021

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

FP&A Analyst Group

For our FP&A Group department we are looking for a FP&A Analyst group. You will be working in a dynamic, international environment within our Headquarters located in Amsterdam. You will report to the Head of Group FP&A and be part of a team of 8 people. You will work closely with Senior Management on strategic plans, target, forecasting and financial analysis. 

Job purpose/Responsibilities

  • The Global FP&A Analyst is part of a focused team creating an impact by providing high value adding analysis
  • Be the expert owner of the end-to-end financial Planning/Budgeting/Forecasting (PBF) process
  • Be a Business partner to Group Controller/other Senior finance leaders to improve PBF process 
  • Proactively drive culture of continuous improvement
  • Align PBF process with strategic objectives of AkzoNobel
  • Drive the maturity agenda in the areas of Governance and Process Management
  • Design, execute the Group wide financial planning and performance management process
  • (Co-)Define measures, reports  and metrics of performance management at Global level
  • Provide key stakeholders a better understanding of business performance and PBF projections
  • Proactively help other team members to grow and develop
  • Be a sparring partner to the Head of Group FP&A
  • Develop policies and guidelines for the design, implementation and improvement of budget, planning and forecasting processes and timetables in line with the Integrated Business Planning
  • Eliminate, simplify, standardize and automate outputs in a structured and consistent manner
  • Collaboration and close relation with:
    • ISC & Commercial CoE and Business Navigators to define measures and improve PBF processes
    • Regional FP&A
    • Global Reporting and Analytics team
    • Accounting and Finance Operations


  • A candidate with more than 7 years of experience in a FP&A/Controlling role in strategic/transactional/operational finance and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues
  • Acquired strong understanding of financial planning from a group/global perspective
  • Master degree in Accounting (i.e. RA, CA / CMA), Finance or Business (i.e. MBA) or equivalent 
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple layers in the organization
  • Ability to manage and connect stakeholders on different levels of the organization 
  • Ability to deliver high quality work under time pressure
  • Previous experience in working in FP&A departments with global scope
  • Demonstrated success in designing/driving financial planning processes
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including ability to articulate recommendations across all layers in the organization in a concise and timely manner
  • Demonstrated experience in helping junior analysts to grow and develop
  • Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘drive’ to accomplish tasks and deliver results
  • No 9-5 mindset
  • Advanced Excel/ Powerpoint knowledge/skills
  • Experience in ‘change management’ in a finance environment is required
  • Good Knowledge of Hyperion (HFM) is desired

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;
  • participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
  • travel expenses to and from work;
  • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role;
  • laptop, mobile phone;
  • flexible working environment;

Application details

“We welcome your online application, reference 13657. Please share your CV and motivation for this position with us. Please note that we only consider applications via the vacancy bank, not by email. If you have any question, please feel free to contact Merith de Bock, Talent Acquisition Partner, phone +31 880 030 731 #2 or mail 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.

Requisition ID: 13657