Plant Controller PA&SC,

China, Zhejiang, Ningbo

Business unit: Finance Functions

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.


- Strategy for the plant - contributes to the development and execution of plant strategy by providing analytical support, forward looking management information, risk assessment and monitoring achievement of plant financial objectives.
- Budget/LV/short term forecasting - supports financial planning and drive budgeting process for the plant; analyzes, judges, modifies and integrates budgets proposals submitted from within the functions in common tools (SAP/Excel) and contributes to preparation of budget presentation. Coordinate preparation of short-term financial forecasts (costs, capex, FTEs).
- Month end close & reporting – updates/reviews cost accruals, analyses actual results vs budget/PY in production volumes, variable costs, yields, variances, fixed costs as well as OWC and capex. Generate variance analysis with insights on actual site costs development. Develop and maintain budgets monitoring systems/monthly reporting package (standard monthly site report)
- Productivity – monitors plant productivity, initiate and contributes to implementation of improvement initiatives in this area
- Work in close cooperation with the BA accounting team and shared service centers with respect to the registration of financial transactions in the accounting systems. Responsible for ensuring that activities at the plant are recorded in accordance with IFRS, FEM and BU guidelines. Specifically, responsible for financial registration of fixed assets at the plant and adherence to functional cost reporting requirements.
- Capex Investments - develops business cases for capex investments at the plant. Coordinates and prepares application requests (ARs). Monitors project management, scope changes, variation orders and analyzes budget overruns. Conducts post implementation reviews on actual realization of business cases.
- InControl - prepares, administers and monitors plant procedures. Responsible for follow-up of the internal audits performed by AUD and external financial audits. Coordinates the local “In Control” self-assessment activities on the basis of BU guidelines / instructions. Has a duty to properly observe and promulgate compliance with our code of conduct including working conditions and QHSE rules in a responsible and efficient manner.
- Plant Management Team - member of the plant management team. Provides proactive support and advice to plant management team on financial and economics topics. Acts as a finance business partner to the plant management team.
- Production and stock movements – checks correctness, analyzes and reports on production results (OEE) and material efficiencies both on managerial and operational level. Ensuring correctness and completeness of accounted goods/services flow.
- Product costing – calculates and reports cost prices.  Executes SAP monthly costing run. Advices on bills of materials (BOMs).

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Finance Functions

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Business: has worked in 1 or more units
- Functional: has worked in at least 2 parts of the function
- Project: project member or led a functional project within the own unit
- Work Scope: has been exposed to working and impacting in 1 or 2 countries
Functional Skills & Knowledge
- MSc in Finance/ CIMA/ ACCA/ equivalent.
- SAP and SAP Business Warehouse
- Excel and other Microsoft Office programs
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Strong analytical skills
- English (fluent)
Key Behavioral Competencies
- Drive for continuous improvement
- Value Various Perspectives
- Customer Focus, being true business partner
- Build Strong Relationships
- Ownership
- Challenging conventional wisdom
Finance Specific Competencies
- Objectivity
- Integrity and Independency
- Expertise and Due Care
- Confidentiality