MSU Controller Decorative Paints (m/f/d) DACH

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Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Köln, DE

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.


Our Akzo Nobel GmbH in Cologne is searching for a 


MSU Controller Decorative Paints (m/f/d) DACH


Our complex MSU Decorative Paints DACH covers various routes to market: B2B, B2C and also retail via company-owned stores in Switzerland. As MSU Controller Deco DACH you will be the Commercial Finance Navigator between business and Finance organization. Furthermore you will providing leadership for the Finance Community in the Region DACH as Head of Finance DACH. 

Your Responsibilities


  • Provide financial guidance and insights for all business decisions for MSU Deco in Germany, Switzerland and Austria 
  • Deliver the finance agenda and represent the finance function in the MSU Leadership Team DACH
  • Lead the commercial finance organization and ensure delivery of the targets for the MSU Deco DACH
  • Manage credit control process, monitor margin & OPEX/CAPEX changes and take actions to align with the budget
  • Conduct bank relationships to contribute to customer financing and tooling to increase company sales volume
  • Provide leadership to the finance community in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for all finance staff in the region DACH 

Your Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, accounting, business administration or equivalent, Master’s degree would be a plus
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience in Finance and Control with at least 4+ years in front line commercial finance position supporting sales and marketing organization
  • Excellent analytical skills and able to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong people management and interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong personality, ability not only to partner with but also challenge management
  • Management also on tactical decision preparation
  • Fluent verbal and written skills in German and English



We are looking forward to receiving your application in English including your salary expectations and your earliest availability date via our career page.


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: 28527