Vacancy

(Sr) Regional Accounting Specialist - Paints & Coa,
Full-time

United States, Tennessee, Nashville

Business unit: Global Business Services

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.

Responsibility

 
About the company
 
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.
 
Responsibilities
- Responsible for specific accounting areas in the region (e.g. inventory, intercompany, treasury experience, GL, legal, legacy, fixed assets and pension accounting)
- Responsible for the accounting for one or more legal entities in the regions
- Understands US GAAP and has knowledge of IFRS
- Advices on matters or questions
- Support and execute in an accurate and timely way the required ongoing, monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting related activities for the entities in the region
- Identify opportunities to improve and automate processes and controls and drive continuous improvement
- Responsible for the accounting for one or more legal entities in the regions
- Focus on Balance Sheet and P&L for (group of) LEs (company codes), execute high level review and answer specific expertise questions during month and month-end closing
- Understands US GAAP and knowledge of IFRS
- Drive that changes in policies (e.g. training / SOP / policy / communications)
- Daily interaction with GBS (Shared Services) organization
- Advise on complex matters or questions
- Drive standardization across BUs in the region and guards the integrity and quality of the delivered accounting in the specific accounting area
- Contribute to projects that require expertise and have an impact on accounting (e.g. SAP rollout, integration of legal entities)
- Contribute to thought leadership and information exchange within global accounting
- Identify opportunities to improve and automate processes and controls and drive continuous improvement
- Accountable for monitoring the quality of the accounting output
- Responsible for making decisions that require IFRS knowledge in the region
- Involve and assign work of a more operational nature to analysts conform monthly cycle

Vacancy data

Organisation

Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number

170004LU

Continent

North America

Country

United States

State/Region/Province

Tennessee

Site

Nashville

Business unit

Global Business Services

Job family

Finance

Hierarchy level

Professional/Experienced/Specialist

Full time/part time

Full-time

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile

 
Qualifications
 
- Accounting professional with 5+ years of experiences in accounting with experience in IFRS areas a plus, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues
(2nd or 3rd accounting job)
- Master degree in Economics or Accounting / Chartered Accountant
- Preferably having working experience in one or multiple business units / SMUs
- Drive standardization across BUs in the region and guards the integrity and quality of the delivered accounting in the specific area
- Adequate communication skills
- Ability to work and delegate work (in accordance with operations teamlead) under severe time pressure during month-end closures and continuously retain ‘an eye’ for the details
- Able to plan, coordinate and assign work to analysts (in accordance with operations teamlead) 


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).
 
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