R2R Specialist

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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Petaling Jaya, MY

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

The Transactional officer in regional accounting center is responsible for: 

•    Support in an accurate and timely way the monthly, quarterly, hard-close and year-end-financial closing for the entities in the region
•    Active interaction with other RAC Accounting professionals, Accounting Controller(s) and GBS about accounting subjects, transaction processing and performance
•    Support R2R Regional Process Delivery Lead and the R2R Team Lead in ad-hoc activities
•    Support Continuous Improvement

Key Activities

Support in an accurate and timely way the monthly, quarterly, hard-close and year-end-financial closing for the entity or entities in the region (including dependent on role split Financial Reporting, Fixed Asset Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, Inter Company Accounting, Treasury Accounting, Period Close Activities, Statutory and Tax Reporting)
•    Support consolidation of legal entity statements and local statutory reporting in the region
•    Perform operational accounting activities
•    Advise on operational complex and judgement based general accounting (e.g. complex (non-rule based) accruals) and recurring month-end activities
•    Monitor IFRS and webFEM compliance with policies and treatments
•    Review P&L and BS from an accounting perspective in ERP / HFM (during the month / as per the agreed BS review cycle) 
•    Complete A-forms
•    Comply with rules and regulations set by global accounting and implement accounting policies
•    Identify and signal recurring issues for further process improvement
•    Drive standardization and quality in balance sheet reconciliation process
•    Operational key link for GBS (e.g. in escalation or advice on transactions)
•    Involve specialists in specific accounting topics where specific / deep knowledge is required


•    Accounting professional with preferably 1-4 years of experience in accounting and reporting, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues (2nd or 3rd accounting job)
•    Degree in Finance or Accounting 
•    Adequate expertise knowledge in financial accounting (IFRS, accounting processes)
•    Knowledge and understanding of Financial / ERP systems,  SAP knowledge preferred
•    Understanding on the tax, VAT, tax declarations, statistical reporting to the tax authorities etc
•    Understanding of Consolidation systems, preferably HFM
•    Advanced user of Microsoft Excel
•    Drive monthly closing and reporting processes for scope of work
•    Autonomous in organizing responsibilities and work
•    Ability to work under severe time pressure during month-end closures and continuously retain ‘an eye’ for the details
•    Adequate communication skills and full professional proficiency in English

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: 27797