Global FP&A analyst (Functions)

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Date: May 24, 2023

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.

Job Purpose

The Global FP&A Analyst supports the senior Functional Controller in a variety of activities such as periodic results analyses, budgeting & forecasting and developing driver- & activity based cost models which result in transparent and effective cost-control models world-wide.


  • Analyze 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. 
  • Prepare budgets and forecast together with the key stakeholders, you report back on financial performance compared to budget/targets based on (trend) analyses of key performance indicators and you develop models to provide more accurate forecasts.
  • Using different data sources you will analyse the performance of the department and design and embed reports that provide transparency to your stakeholders in monthly and adhoc performance reviews. You work closely with your key stakeholders to understand the key cost drivers and both help and challenge them by illustrating the risks and opportunities.
  • Assess strategic and operational initiatives on their added value by preparing business cases and track the performance of these initiatives into actual financial results, for example on strategic topics like in- vs. outsourcing of activities
  • Contribute 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


  • Bachelors 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 in PowerPoint is an advantage
  • Experience with SAP is a must. Experience with consolidation systems like HFM, SAP BPC is an advantage but not a prerequisite. 
  • 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


  • Annual Bonus
  • Referral Program
  • LuxMed 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 😊

At AkzoNobel 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 our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 30301