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R2R Senior Expert with English

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Date: May 15, 2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

Responsibilities

  • Being involved and responsible for IFRS and local GAAPs specific accounting areas in the country or region (e.g. general ledger, inventory, intercompany, fixed assets, pension, tax, payroll accounting).
  • Being a part of the implementation of the balance sheet reconciliation process and responsible for review, analyses and decisions regarding quality of the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts.
  • Working with SAP system and consolidation and reporting tool that is called HFM.
  • Being in charge of approving and making recurring and non-recurring journal entries, making sure that reporting is done completely during the month-end close and reviewing (if necessary, adjusting number and financial statement forms in the consolidation system).
  • Working closely with Accounting Controllers and Group Reporting/Consolidation team during the month-end close to make sure the information reported is complete and accurate and to secure month-end closing deadlines are met.
  • Monitoring the adherence to internal control requirements by making sure the operating procedures under your scope are fully applied and valid.
  • Being involved in internal and external audits and work closely with our auditors.
  • Working closely with our outsourcing partners and other functions (AP/AR/Accounting controllers) to make sure end-to-end R2R processes are adhered to and performed with right quality.
  • Driving the standardization and harmonization initiatives in the country or region and guard the integrity and quality of the delivered accounting in the specific accounting area.
  • Being involved (and learn a lot) in a number of process improvement projects that require accounting expertise such as month-end closing process harmonization, balance sheet reconciliation process and related automation, redesign of the cost center structures, system related implementations etc.
  • Providing support to other team members in day-to-day processes and support team leader with the current priorities.
  • Acting as single point of contact in a number of improvement initiatives and projects.

About you

  • At least 3-4 years of experience in General Ledger and/or other R2R processes (Fixed Assets, Intercompany etc.).
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting or similar field.
  • Previous experience in an SSC/BPO.
  • Fluency in English both verbal and written (any additional foreign language would be an asset since we are responsible for all countries in Europe).
  • Practical knowledge of SAP and consolidation reporting systems (HFM is a plus).
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and assign accounting tasks to transactional officers (outsourced party) and monitor.
  • You are not afraid of working in a dynamic environment, you are communicative and have practical ability to listen and openly share your ideas with others to improve the processes.
  • You want to learn and develop yourself fast on the job.