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R2R Team Lead

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Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and assigning work to analysts to confirm monthly cycle, ensuring a fair workflow during the month and an effective split during month closing.
  • Being responsible for and advising on operational complex and judgment based general accounting and recurring month-end activities that require judgment.
  • Being responsible for all operational activities with regard to the consolidation of legal entity statements and local statutory reporting in the region, including responsibility for accounting documentation (e.g. A-Form, balance sheet reconciliations, audit reports) and being the first contact person for the business on these accounting topics.
  • Providing accounting technical guidance and assistance across the defined region and business regarding IFRS and local GAAP.
  • Driving compliance with rules and regulations set by global accounting in operations team.
  • Driving standardization and quality in balance sheet reconciliation and review, performing final reviews, assuring IFRS compliance, IFRS implementation and adherence to AkzoNobel accounting and reporting rules.
  • Communicating on performance, new developments and approval of specific entries. Active participation in GBS user panels, effective alignment with Service Delivery Managers.
  • Supporting Accounting Controllers in liaising with local authorities and internal and external auditors.
  • Involving experts in specific accounting topics where specific knowledge is required.
  • Identifying and signaling recurring issues for further process improvement and further driving process improvement in the RAC.
  • Harmonizing processes between the team members, and initiates documentation of and adherence to these new processes.
  • Managing performance of the team that meets established requirements of quality, quantity, completeness and timeliness.

Job requirements:

  • Accounting professional with 7+ years of experience in accounting and financial reporting, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues (2nd or 3rd accounting job).
  • Bachelor's (or Academic) degree in Accounting or Finance, preferably RA, CMA or similar.
  • Adequate expertise knowledge in financial accounting (IFRS, accounting processes).
  • Good knowledge of accounting in ERP systems knowledge. 
  • Good understanding of Consolidation Systems, preferably HFM.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with counterparts in the organization, flexible team worker.
  • Good organizational skills, able to plan, set priorities and work under time pressure to meet deadlines while keeping ‘an eye’ for the details.
  • Coordination with multiple stakeholders and conflicting priorities.
  • Proven ability to drive continuous improvement agenda in the financial and transactional processes, and monthly closing and reporting processes.
  • Ability to work and delegate work under severe time pressure during month-end closures.