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Date: May 31, 2021

Location: Umbogintwini KZN, ZA

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

  • The ISC controller acts as a Finance Business Navigator to the sites managers and the Supply Chain/Logistics teams in his/her scope
  • Develops, delivers relevant financial analyses that enable and drive performance management of ISC operations in scope, by leveraging local and regional FPA counterparts and central and regional ISC counterparts & resources.
  • Manages an efficient and effective, accurate and timely financial reporting and planning cycle for the sites / ISC organization in scope, including both Manufacturing, SC and local procurement. This includes amongst others the accurate and up to date product costing, FMC & logistical cost control and planning, OWC (Inventories & Suppliers) management, Capex planning
  • Ensures accounting/reporting for ISC operations in scope are is in line with FEM, aligns with Finance Operations where needed
  • Supports the EMEA Supply Chain controller in local implementation of regional SC projects and initiatives, and support the IBP process which includes also the necessary linkages to commercial finance counterparts.
  • Ensures that ISC decisions are made in line with long term value creation objectives, within the applicable financial and other frameworks (such as corporate policy, strategic, operational, legal, social responsibility etc.).
  • Ensures that adequate controls are in place in line with AN’s in control framework.
  • To support and coordinator MEA cluster for reporting consolation in case if required

Key Accountabilities


  • Act as a recognized ISC Finance Business Partner towards the site mangement and other ISC counterparts in scope, and acts as the financial “conscience” within the respective site management teams

Strategy Development and decision making:

  • Expert at understanding the operations of the ISC operations and responsible for driving financial analysis and using its insights to contribute to the decision making by the ISC operations
  • Specialized in determining and implementing the manufacturing optimization opportunities
  • Contributes to the strategic and tactical decision making from the financial and economic perspective
  • Play a prominent role in Capex planning (AR) and investment decisions

Integrated Business Planning

  • Support the implementation of IBP as main planning process within ISC, with a focus on Manufacturing
  • Partners with the Cluster manufacturing controller, colleague manufacturing controllers and cluster ISC leaders in the execution of the IBP implementation effort.


  • Manages ISC Finance within the set scope, with a focus on manufacturing but also covering SC and where relevant local procurement


  • Collaborates with other areas of the Finance function to ensure reliable, timely and correct supply of information and the proper set-up and functioning of the ISC planning & control-processes, administrative organization, internal controls and information systems


  • Ensure financial processes are in line with corporate guidelines, laws and regulations, functional standards, best practices and business/company strategy
  • Familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct and HSE standards and acting in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Work with Regional Internal Control representative to establish the appropriate internal control framework for the regional ISC Control organization


  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in economics, accounting, business administration or equivalent
  • 6+ years of experience in multiple finance positions in an industrial/manufacturing environment (this very much depends on the site and the profile of the candidate)
  • Independent, self-starting and interested in what is behind the numbers
  • Hands-on and can-do mentality
  • Highly analytical, with problem-solving and pragmatic skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with site management and others on site
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English, both verbal as well as in writing
  • High proficiency in SAP specially on Product costing module and other business applications
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • High level of customer orientation, strategic orientation, results orientation, change management, ownership and collaboration
  • Able to build (informal) networks within the organization and manage changes


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: 11729