Senior Costing Analyst,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Business unit: Decorative Paints, China & North Asia

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


This position is a key role in Deco plant finance team. The role will support routine finance operation work, provide the financial analysis within each plant. This role will directly report to the plant controller, who takes overall responsibility for the performance of the plant.

This position’s main job scope includes but not limited to the following parts:
• To provide financial planning and analysis of the plant costs and B/S items 45%
o Take responsibility of the monthly reporting of these accounts in month end closing. Closely communicate with business dept. to ensure accurate, consistent and reliable figures are reported.
o Provide objective, professional and timely financial analysis for actual performance of plant costs.
o Prepare budget/forecast for related cost and balance sheet item
• To handle daily costing related work, to ensure the accuracy of costing figure, such as: 30%
o Costing Run in SAP.
o Master Data Maintenance of Costing view
• To assist Plant Controller in the stock taking of all plant assets 15%
• Other assigned work, e.g. special costing projects, costing account clearance 10%
• Participate in monthly closing for costing related account and follow up the issues.
• Perform timely and completely periodical closing. Ensure the accuracy and completeness of cost collection
• Provide monthly analysis of cost variance, cost residuals, and follow up review;
• Prepare monthly reports for plant manager
• Assist in preparation for monthly forecast, annual budget as well as in all management reviews
• Perform SKU creation and new SKU costing run and release
• Conducting quarterly evaluation of standard costs, monitor and update standard cost according to latest information
• Supports plant financial analysis, budget and forecasting activities
• Assist in annual assets stock take
• Participate on process improvement as per requirement
• Cross communication with internal and external auditors to ensure the accuracy of costing booking
• Assist in cost saving program
• Other work assigned by plant controller

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Decorative Paints, China & North Asia

Sub business unit

DP China & North Asia China

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Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• Bachelor Degree major in Accounting/Economy/Finance
• Minimum of 2 years’ working experience, prefer in manufacturing related industry, prefer previous experience in big 4 firms
• High proficiency in IT skills includes Microsoft Power point, Excel, SAP FICO module,  BW experiences
• Excellent communication and coordination skills
• High personal ethics and team attitude
• With certified accountant qualification preferred