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.


Financial Controller
£30,500 – 42,000 + 25days holiday, pension, flexible benefits and staff discounts
With a recognised accountancy qualification you are an experienced Financial Controller with a successful record of financial management in a customer focused business. Now you are looking to develop your knowledge in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. Home to world class products in the metal coatings sector we are looking to recruit a Financial Controller for our business based in Birmingham. The challenge is to deliver the highest standards of commercial finance support, accounting and control.
As Financial Controller you will provide the business with strong commercial finance, accounting and financial control support as well as ensure we comply with company and country statutory reporting requirements. You will produce monthly financial reporting as well as statutory audit and annual accounts. You will play an active role in monitoring, reviewing and updating of intercompany transfer pricing as well as providing business and financial support to functional managers. You will also assist in the budgeting process. You will help with ad hoc projects too.

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September 04, 2017

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Metal Coatings

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

You will be newly or part qualified (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) and have a thorough understanding of financial control in a customer focused, blue chip operation. Commercially astute you will be experienced in operating financial packages such as SAP too. Able to prioritise your workload to meeting deadlines, you must also have good communication and problem solving skills.
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 Financial Controller that will invest in you and encourage you to develop please apply online via our website.

AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.