Assistant Financial Controller,

United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

Business unit: Metal Coatings

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.


Assistant Financial Controller
Salary up to £40,000 plus AkzoNobel benefits
As a qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) and with experience gained in a multi-national or other large-company environment you are now looking for a new challenge in a company that will make the most of your input, welcome your ideas and act on them.
Then this Assistant Controller role with AkzoNobel is for you. We are now looking for a newly / qualified finance professional to help deliver the highest standards of commercial finance support, accounting and control for our metal coatings business based in Birmingham.
As Assistant Controller you will prepare and manage critical balance sheet reconciliations, all aspects of product costing and oversee fixed assets including updating monthly spend data, depreciation forecasts, additions and disposals.
You will also manage customer rebate agreements in SAP. You will develop your expertise helping to prepare statutory accounts and tax returns as well as assisting with ad hoc projects too. Important will be the ability to work accurately, error free and to deadlines.
As a newly / qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) you will have worked in a similar role within a multi-national or other large-company environment. You will have sound knowledge of SAP and MS Office particularly excel as well as excellent communication skills and a good command of English. You will also need to be flexible, good at problem solving and capable of prioritising your work load.
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, 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 have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. 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.
We believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be an Assistant Controller that will invest in you and encourage you to develop please apply online via our website.

AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.

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December 07, 2016

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United Kingdom





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Metal Coatings

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Metal Coatings_North Europe

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