Senior Financial Reporting Specialist

Onbepaalde tijd
5-10 jaar

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Help us to achieve outstanding reporting for company management 

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. 

We operate an expert and extensive Finance capability that is essential to all our functions and activities. This structure incorporates a small Reporting group located in Arnhem that is responsible for delivering consolidated financial reports to company management. Within this context, your mission in this role is to act as an essential member of the Reporting group, which reports to the Director Specialist Accounting & Governance.

Is this an opportunity that matches your profile as a proactive and disciplined team player with valuable IFRS knowledge? Have you developed advanced financial and analytical skills and the ability to follow through on objectives? Can you plan carefully in advance while retaining a flexible approach to evolving circumstances? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment? If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the position of:

Senior Financial Reporting Specialist (80%)

The role and its responsibilities
This is a wide-ranging and highly active role in which your core purpose is to coordinate and drive the preparation of high quality quarterly and annual financial statements, as well as the coordination and handling of any auditor comments. You are involved in producing ExCo and Audit Committee reporting packages. You take an active role in ad-hoc analyses for management. For this you work with HFM and CxO Cockpit.

In doing so you work closely with others in the corporate global consolidation and reporting (ACD-FR) department at various levels to understand and explain AkzoNobel’s financial performance both internally and externally. You also interact with Corporate, BU and FP&A representatives in order to build solid explanations of business performance. It also requires you to work with representatives of other departments (pension, tax, treasury) for various analyses, and with external auditors and other third parties as required.

Further, you take part in departmental ACD-FR projects.

At all times you embody and drive AkzoNobel’s policy of continuous improvement.

The Code of Insider Trading is applicable as you will handle confidential information. As such, the role requires you to observe the highest ethical standards.

This is a part-time position of up to 32 hours, 80%.

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:

  • MSc in Economics or similar, with a degree in accounting;
  • Approximately six years of corporate reporting and IFRS experience;
  • Able to work in an exposed environment (Corporate management) and deliver service-focused reporting requirements while challenging requests when appropriate;
  • You get the job done despite tight deadlines and challenging circumstances;
  • The determination to drive the continuous improvement of processes and outcomes;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including fluent written and spoken English and, ideally, Dutch.

Application details
For further information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on, reference 180000B7 or use the ‘Apply’ button. A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are present around the globe, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens and Alabastine. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

Keywords: Vacancy, Part-time, Arnhem, Financial Analyst, Business Economist, Audit Reporting.


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