Reporting and Entity Accounting Specialist,

United States, Tennessee, Nashville

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.


Purpose/Key Objectives
- Ensure and drive timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for one/two SMU(s)
- Ensure quality, effectiveness and efficiency of financial reporting to SMU management and Corporate
- Assist SMU accounting manager with correct consolidation of monthly SMU financial numbers
- Monitor quality and content of the balance sheet and P&L from an accounting point of view of approx. 40 reporting entities in one region of BAPC
- Overall accountable for correct and timely financial reporting of the respective reporting entities to the BA
- Responsible for IFRS accounting expert role towards the reporting entities and ensure WEB FEM compliance
- Assist BA/SMU accounting manager with implementing new accounting and reporting guidelines or procedures in the reporting entities and SMU

- Monthly closing process
- Planning of month-end closing activities in consultation with Consolidation & Reporting employees
- Review of monthly reporting submitted (by local units) to ensure quality of reporting
- Ensure timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for one/two SMU(s) including management of all relevant central consolidation and elimination adjustments
- Provide feedback to local reporting entities on quality delivered during month-end closing process
- Accounting performance reporting units
- Pro-actively monitor the quality of the balance sheet and statement of income for the respective reporting entities.
- Work together with the local accounting department, local unit controllers, GBS, Infosys etc. to ensure a healthy financial position
- Develop and implement guidelines, in consultation with all SMU accounting managers and reporting and entity accounting specialists in the BA, which sets the minimum requirements for a qualitative balance sheet
- Drive one monthly closing procedure for the respective reporting entities
Set the accounting agenda (use accounting dashboard) for the respective reporting entities
- Follow-up on open accounting issues with the local reporting units and monitor on the correct and timely solution of these issues
- Manage service delivery and accounting performance by local reporting units/SSC/GBS; take the leading role in representing BAPC in user panels of SSC/GBS
- Work together with the respective local reporting units to ensure compliance with WEB FEM, local statutory and fiscal requirements
- Provide functional direction, training and support to local reporting units (including controlling staff)
- Perform visits to the local reporting units
- Focal Point for discussions with external auditors in the respective region
- Manage the annual MIAC to statutory process for the relevant reporting entities and ensure analysis of statutory-MIAC differences

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Performance Coatings

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Education & Requirements
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
- 5 to 7 years of experiences in accounting and reporting, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues under severe time pressure
- Preferably having working experience in one or multiple business units/ SMUs
- Adequate expertise knowledge in financial accounting (IFRS, accounting processes)
- SAP/ MFGPRO knowledge preferred, or at least not afraid to learn the basics of systems
- Drive continuous improvement agenda in the financial and transactional processes, and monthly closing and reporting processes
- Adequate communication skills
- Travelling in the region required (approx. 25% of the time)

As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).