Sr. FP&A Analyst - Commercial,

United States, Tennessee, Nashville

Business unit: Finance, IM and GBS

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit


- Be an FP&A business partner for mainly BU Commercial Controllers by providing high value adding analysis to the Commercial organization

- Support the Commercial Controllers in generating insights, particularly in the areas of sales and margin management and performance cell analysis

- Support the Global FP&A Commercial processes, like planning and budgeting, which contribute to the AkzoNobel strategic objectives

- Support continuous improvements and standardization initiatives

Generating insights and analyzing trends
- Analyzes current and past trends in key performance indicators; monitors performance indicators, highlights trends and analyzes causes of unexpected variances

- Calculates price, volume, mix impact per channel/segment/customer/product and highlights areas for margin improvement

- Monitors brand, product, and customer profitability

- Tracks NPI progress

- Supports the review of A&P, or other discretionary S&D cost effectiveness

- Develops advanced financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives (pricing, sales force effectiveness, cost to serve, etc.)

Planning and Budgeting:
- Drive the continued development of the QRF and other planning/forecasting processes

- Consolidate inputs from the Commercial Control teams for submission of QRF and Budget into required platforms

- Measures forecast accuracy and highlights to the Commercial Controllers for improvement

Continuous improvement:
- Proactively seeks opportunities to improve and standardize work/reports/data to gain efficiencies

- Drive elimination, simplification, standardization and automation of outputs in a structured and consistent manner

- Share best practice among the team and other regions

- Commercial controlling in the BU/region/country/cluster

- ISC controlling in the BU/region/country/cluster

- Functional controlling

- Regional FP&A analyst from other region

- Global Reporting and Analytics teams

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Finance, IM and GBS

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Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance; MBA or equivalent preferred

- 7 years’ experience as analyst or as controller in a business environment and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues

- Strong HFM, ERP and BI systems experience

- You are ambitious and see this function as part of your development to become an all-round Finance professional in AkzoNobel.

- You are curious, eager to learn and always searching for improvement opportunities (process wise)

- You have affinity for numbers and systems, and have strong analytical skills combined with a critical, but constructive, attitude

- Experience in building automated reports and models is a must; excellent financial and analytical skills

- Strong financial, and business, analytical skills with the ability to analyze, assimilate and articulate complex financial information, in a timely manner, for decision making

- Ability to make independent interpretation, draw conclusions and propose solutions

- Ability to reduce complex or large volumes of data to a readable high level

- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner

- Able to prioritize and work with multiple supervisors

- Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘drive’ to accomplish tasks in an environment with multiple stakeholders

- Self-starter, hands on mentality and team player

- Accurate, organized and disciplined in order to achieve high quality output and to meet strict deadlines

- Strong understanding of FP&A from a global perspective is preferred

- Experience in ‘change management’ in a finance environment is preferred

- Ability to act as a change agent to drive standardization processes across BUs preferred

As a leading coatings 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).