Functional Cost Analyst

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Warsaw, PL

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.


  • Analyzing on a monthly basis the actual costs incurred by the Global Functional Controlling areas. This includes reviewing accruals and providing instructions to accounting on new postings, reversals and corrections in order to assure accurate and timely recognition of costs in line with IFRS.

  • Preparing budgets and forecast together with the key stakeholders.

  • Analyzing and reporting on financial performance compared to budget/targets based on (trend) analyses of key performance indicators.

  • Working closely with the stakeholders to understand the key cost drivers and both help and challenge them by illustrating the risks and opportunities.

  • Assessing strategic and operational initiatives on their added value by preparing business cases and track the performance of these initiatives into actual financial results.

  • Contributing to the Global Functions control teams by supporting global transformations projects driven by Finance or the global function you are supporting, looking for ways to improve efficiency and sharing knowledge.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Economics or an equivalent analytical study.

  • Around 1-5 years of working experience in controlling, accounting or FP&A roles, preferably in a large, international corporate environment

  • Excellent Excel skills, able to reduce complex and/or large volumes of data to a readable high level.

  • Experience with SAP is a must. Experience with consolidation systems like HFM, SAPBPC is an advantage.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including fluent written and spoken English.

  • Naturally curious and analytical with an eye for detail.

  • Able to work independently but also a keen team player who likes to share knowledge, learn and develop with a team.

We offer:

  • Annual Bonus

  • Additional Operational Bonus

  • Referral Program

  • Medical Health Care, Multisport Membership, Additional Insurance

  • Learning Cafeteria (incl. Percipio)

  • Well-being Workshops

  • Mentoring Program (YAM)

  • Team Building Events

  • CSR Initiatives

  • Hybrid model of work in a great, vibrant atmosphere in our modern office



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.