Group Reporting Expert

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Date: Jun 22, 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.

 

Our company can only deliver sustainable high performance if our employees can reach their full potential and grow and develop together with AkzoNobel. We want to ensure employees are offered continuous learning and development opportunities. With that intention in mind please find job opportunity mentioned below. 

 

Responsibilities

Monthly closing & reporting process

  • Planning month-end closing activities in consultation and alignment with other Group Reporting Experts.
  • Organizing and setting timetables for the monthly close activities.
  • Preparing regional/global monthly close and reporting instructions.
  • Reviewing and performing validation of the monthly reporting submitted (by local units) to ensure quality of reporting.
  • Ensuring timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for the assigned region/global, including management of all relevant central consolidation and elimination adjustments.
  • Providing feedback to local reporting entities on quality delivered during the month-end closing process.
  • Monitoring inter-company reconciliation process.
  • Providing feedback to Accounting and Reporting employees and local reporting entities on quality delivered during the month-end closing process.

 
Accounting/Reporting performance

  • Proactively monitoring the quality of the balance sheet and statement of income for the respective reporting entities. Working together with the local accounting teams and other Finance Pillars to ensure a healthy financial position.
  • Developing and implementing guidelines, in consultation with accounting controllers, which sets the minimum requirements for a qualitative balance sheet.
  • Driving standard monthly closing procedure for the respective reporting entities.
  • Setting the accounting agenda (using the accounting dashboard) for the respective reporting entities.
  • Following up on open accounting issues with the local reporting units and monitoring the correct and timely solution to these issues.
  • Managing service delivery and accounting performance by local reporting units.
  • Working together with the respective local reporting units to ensure compliance with Corporate accounting principles.
  • Providing functional direction, training, and support to local reporting units.
  • Being the subject matter specialist on complex accounting subjects.
  • Regularly interacting with other colleagues on continuous improvements on the closing processes.

 

Job Requirements

  • Min. 5 years of experience in accounting (including complex IFRS treatments and/ or with accounting systems)
  • Working experience in regional/global consolidation and reporting.
  • Working experience in one or multiple regions (global exposure as a plus).
  • Master’s degree in Economics or Accounting (Chartered Accountant a plus).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work under severe time pressure during month-end closures and continuously retain eye for the details.
  • Autonomous in organizing our responsibilities and work.
  • Hands-on and pro-active team player.
  • Good knowledge of SAP and consolidation systems (preferably HFM).
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.

 

Perks & benefits: 

  • Attractive operational bonus
  • Referral Program
  • Medical care
  • Multisport
  • Additional Insurance
  • Learning Cafeteria (incl. Percipio)
  • Team Building Events
  • CSR Initiatives

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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: [22431]