Finance Manager – Accounting & Tax,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

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.


1. Financial Accounting & Treasury
• Responsible for statutory financial reporting including by entity; ensure the accuracy and integrity of the reported financials for each entity;
• Implement and maintain corporate provided accounting principle;
• Ensure timely & accurate month end closing;
• Provide accounting guidance to business partners;
• Build up BU balance sheet, Bank reconciliation review process;
• Review, forecast and closely monitor PRC cash flow;
• Be responsible for finance operation and makes sure that financial policies and processes are fully applied and well controlled;
• Supervise daily operation, e.g. payment flow, Tax declaration, expense process, bank account administration, and work together with user department / FSSC to make improvement.
2. Tax and Invoicing
• Review monthly and quarterly tax declarations forms, to ensure that the above declarations always fully comply with tax law or regulation;
• Review annual corporate income tax liquidation;
• Review tax planning, proactively spot tax exposures and avoid any tax penalty, and provide management with precise and prompt tax regulation updates;
• Implement company's newly-revised tax policies and strategies;
• Ensure effective and efficient invoicing process.
3. Contact window / Relationship management
• Contact window with global department e.g. ACD, ATD, Treasury. Lead global accounting projects implementation in BU;
• Closely work with FSSC and participate in their KPI setting to drive operation excellence;
• Maintain good external relationships, like tax bureau, SAFE (外管局) etc.

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Finance Functions

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

• At least 8 years total finance experience of which at least 2 year at a manager or above level
• Proper people management skill and ability to lead team to solve problems and make improvements
• Big 4 firm preferred, China/IFRS GAAP knowledge required
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• ERP experience required
• Good in English writing and speaking
• High personal ethics and team attitude