FP&A Analyst - Commercial

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Nashville, TN, US

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.

Job Purpose

Come join our Regional Finance Team in Nashville, TN!

 

The FP&A Analyst – Commercial supports the global FP&A commercial processes that support the strategic objectives of AkzoNobel.


The Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst position will be located at our AkzoNobel NA Headquarters in Nashville, TN.

Key Accountabilities

Generating insights and analyzing trends

  • Analyzes current and past trends in key performance indicators; monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Calculates price, volume, mix impact per channel/segment/customer and highlights areas for margin improvement
  • Monitor’s brand, product, customer profitability
  • Tracks NPI progress
  • Supports the review of A&P and other discretionary S&D cost effectiveness
  • Develops financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives (pricing, sale force effectiveness and cost to serve 


Planning and Budgeting

  • Drives the continued development of the QRF and other planning and forecasting processes
  • Consolidates inputs from the commercial teams and navigators for submission of QRF and Budget into the required platforms
  • Measures forecast accuracy and highlights to the Navigators areas for improvement 


Continuous improvement

  • Proactively seeks opportunities to improve and standardize data reports to gain efficiency
  • Eliminates, simplifies, standardizes and automates outputs in a structured and consistent manner
  • Shares best practice among the team and other regions

 

Collaboration

  • ISC navigators in the region
  • Commercial FP&A in the region
  • Functional controlling
  • ISC FP&A analyst from other regions
  • Global Reporting and Analytics team
  • Commercial navigators in the region 

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years’ experience as analyst or as controller in a business environment and/or functional area
  • BS degree in Finance / Accounting 
  • You have affinity for numbers and systems, and have strong analytical skills combined with a critical, but constructive, attitude
  • Experience in building automated reports and models is a must; excellent financial and analytical skills
  • Strong HFM, ERP (SAP) and BI systems experience
  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex financial information for decision making
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner 
  • Able to prioritize and work with multiple supervisors
  • Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘drive’ to accomplish tasks in an environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Self-starter, hands on mentality and team player 
  • Being able to make independent interpretation, draw conclusions and propose solutions
  • Able to reduce complex and/or large volumes of data to a readable high level
  • Accurate, organized and disciplined in order to achieve high quality output and to meet strict deadlines
  • Experience in ‘change management’ in a finance environment is preferred 

 

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Requisition ID: 24002 

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