Statutory Chief Accountant

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Date: Jun 26, 2024

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


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• Serve as the primary point of contact for statutory accounting topics across designated entities, ensuring compliance with local and international standards.
• Monitor and ensure the quality of statutory balance sheets and income statements, collaborating with Business Navigators, FP&A, and Controllers at various levels.
• Prepare and maintain statutory financial filings, ensuring all statutory adjustments are properly documented and any deviations from IFRS are managed.
• Manage and support the statutory audit process, coordinating with local Accounting Controllers and external auditors to ensure timely and accurate audit filings.
• Drive statutory process harmonization and cross-departmental improvements, working closely with the Head of Statutory CoE for Europe to implement best practices globally.
• Proactively manage statutory compliance risks, stay informed of country-specific statutory changes, and implement necessary adjustments to maintain compliance.


Job Requirements


• Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in accounting and financial reporting, with the ability to analyze complex processes and issues.
• Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting. If applicable, a registered Accountant with a valid CPA or equivalent certification.
• Extensive experience with statutory accounting, audits, and filings across multiple countries.
• In-depth understanding of financial accounting processes, IFRS, webFEM, and tax regulations.
• Hands-on and proactive approach, capable of working effectively in a fast-paced matrix organization, multitasking, and engaging with diverse cultures and backgrounds.
• Clear and effective communicator with the ability to engage proactively with finance and business leadership.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze complex processes and issues under tight deadlines, offering practical solutions and strategic recommendations for statutory accounting and related processes.
• Experience with ERP systems, HFM, and Merlin, or a willingness to learn these tools.
• Fluent in English, both verbal and written.


What We Offer


• Annual Bonus.
• Additional Operational Bonus.
• Referral Program.
• LuxMed Health Care, Multisport Membership, Additional Insurance.
• Learning Cafeteria (incl. Percipio).
• Well-being Workshops.
• Mentoring Program (YAM).
• Team Builidng 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: 40543 

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