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Senior FP&A Analyst

Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location: Suzhou, JS, CN

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.

Key Accountabilities

Generating insights and analyzing trends

Applies Continuous Improvement mindset to processes and related Standard Operating Procedures to ensure FP&A tasks are carried out on time and with right quality and customer needs are met.

Frequently implements positive changes to existing processes to reduce their workload / cycle time and/or increase customer satisfaction.

Implements new ways of working to ensure FP&A function stays on top of ever-changing environment.

Analyzes current and past trends in key performance indicators; monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance

Analyses landed product cost across sites and calculates labor rates as part of the product costing process

Provide support in completing AR business case for capex

Analyses inventory levels and alerts navigator on potential SLOB risk

Monitors capex, cost of quality and manufacturing productivity

Continuous improvement:

Proactively implements and improves standardization of data reports to gain efficiency and to share best practices across regions / teams

Acts as frontrunner of how FP&A delivers analysis to its key stakeholders, face of change in FP&A community

Eliminates, simplifies, standardizes and automates outputs in a structured and consistent manner


ISC navigators in the region

Commercial FP&A in the region

Functional controlling



Advanced story telling based on data/numbers and explanation of what happened, potential consequences and proactive identification of actions to be taken in future

Affinity for numbers and systems, 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 and BI systems experience

Strong analytic skills and the ability to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex financial information for decision making

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


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: 18547