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Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Pune, IN

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

    • Support in an accurate and timely way the monthly, quarterly, hard-close and year-end-financial closing for the entities in the region
    • Maintain and share with the entities the set-up of the financial reporting – and general ledger structure for both IFRS and statutory reporting
    • Active interaction with other RAC analysts, BU Accounting Manager(s) and GBS about accounting subjects, transaction processing and performance
    • Support BU accounting manager in adhoc specific BU activities

Key Accountabilities

    • 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
    • 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
    • Support specialists in specific accounting and/or tax topics where operational assistance is required

Key Activities

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    • Accounting professional with preferably 5-7 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/ MFGPRO  knowledge preferred
    • Understanding on the tax, VAT, tax declarations, statistical reporting to the tax authorities etc
    • Understanding of Consolidation systems, preferably HFM
    • Problem solving with analytical skills
    • Result orientated with a focus on service delivery
    • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel


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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: 22058