Reporting System Specialist,


Business unit: Performance 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.


  Ensure quality and effectiveness of financial reporting from local reporting entities (ERP)  towards HFM by central development and maintenance of interfaces / mapping.
- Standardize interface between ERP and HFM, and maximize upload of information
- Define reporting and consolidation structures within HFM for Performance Coatings and manage change management process HFM
- Manage the relationship with key-users ACD-FR (owner HFM) and the end-users in the local reporting entities HFM
- Work together with Performance Coatings consolidation and reporting specialists to harmonize and standardize the reporting and consolidation processes
- Assist accounting managers with consolidation of information that can be uploaded at Business Area level

HFM support
- Act as Business Area Performance Coatings (BAPC) HFM key-user / super-user for ACD
- Create and/or review a Change Request (CRF) for reporting and other changes in HFM
- Execute testing and approve implemented CRF’s on behalf of BAPC
- Maintain relationship with ACD key-users on HFM
- Build knowledge of HFM (as information source) in order to optimize data-upload, consolidation and reporting structures
- Resolve operational issues (log-in, navigating, data-load, reports etc.) from end-users and SMU Finance teams (FPA, Controlling) wrt HFM, FDMEE and Merlin XL
- Come-up with proposals to improve the reporting and consolidation structures and data-upload for BAPC
- Provide trainings (classroom, WEBEX) to HFM users on HFM, Merlin XL, FDMEE

Interface ERP<>HFM
- Develop central mapping (FDMEE) solutions for data-upload between all 40 ERP systems and HFM
- Maintain and update FDMEE logics and mapping tables
- Help users to load data using FDMEE or excel-based solutions
- Help users to find errors in mapping tables
- Test interfaces between ERP<>HFM and copy over to production
- Support consolidation and reporting specialists in case of complicated validation errors
- Maximize automation of upload of information between ERP and HFM (create solutions, reduce manual work)

- Support the controlling and consolidation staff during budget and forecast process with the technical HFM consolidation process and budget/forecast delivery to Corporate
- Support accounting managers with projects
- Execute upload and consolidation of required financial information at BA level

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Closing date

August 14, 2017

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Business unit

Performance Coatings

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Service minded finance professional with preferably a few years of experiences in accounting and reporting, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues under severe time pressure (2nd or 3rd accounting job)
- Bachelor degree or above  in Economics or Accounting
- Adequate expertise knowledge in consolidation and financial reporting
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of Hyperion Financial Management system and FDMEE
- Basic knowledge of SAP/ MFGPRO (preferred)
- Experience in user support
- Autonomous in organizing responsibilities and work
- Adequate communication skills

Application details:

We welcome your online application, reference 170000VT

Do you have any questions concerning this position? Please contact Jan-Kees Stout, Senior Talent Resourcing Partner, by phone +31 (0)88 010 6789 option 2

Pre employment screening will be part of the selection process