FP&A Analyst ISC,

China, ., Shanghai

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


Job Purpose


  • The FP&A ISC analyst reports to the Head of Regional FP&A ISC and works closely with the ISC Navigator, creating an impact by providing high value adding analysis to the ISC organization
  • Supports the ISC Navigator in generating insights, particular in the area of manufacturing productivity, product costing, CAPEX monitoring, cost of quality, product costing, warehousing and distribution cost, inventories and slow moving inventory
  • Supports the global FP&A ISC processes, like planning and budgeting that support the strategic objectives of AkzoNobel
  • Supports  continuous improvements and standardization initiatives
Key Accountabilities1

Generating insights and analyzing trends

  • Analyzes current and past trends in key performance indicators; monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Analyses landed product cost across sites and calculates labour rates as part of the product costing process
  • Provide support in completing AR business case for capex
  • Analyses inventory levels and alerts navigator on potential SLOB risk
  • Monitors capex, cost of quality and manufacturing productivity
  • Develops financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives (such as ALPS/Continuous improvement, ISC cost of quality, footprint reduction)
  • Provides inputs to Commercial FP&A on the impact of raw material changes on COGS to enable early pricing actions

Planning and Budgeting

  • Drives the continued development of the QRF and other planning and forecasting processes, in particular the COGS forecasting process
  • Consolidates inputs from the ISC teams and navigators for submission of QRF and Budget into the required platforms
  • Measures forecast accuracy and highlights to the Navigators areas for improvemen
Key Accountabilities2

Continuous improvement:

  • Proactively seeks opportunities to improve and standardize data reports to gain efficiency
  • Eliminates, simplifies, standardizes and automates outputs in a structured and consistent manner
  • Shares best practice among the team and other regions



  • ISC navigators in the region
  • Commercial FP&A in the region
  • Functional controlling
  • ISC FP&A analyst from other region
  • Global Reporting and Analytics team
Job Requirements
  • 5-7 years’ experience as analyst or as controller in a business environment and/or functional area
  • 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 HFM, ERP and BI systems experience
  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex financial information for decision making
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘drive’ to accomplish tasks in an environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Able to reduce complex and/or large volumes of data to a readable high level
  • Experience in ‘change management’ in a finance environment is preferred

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2019

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Business unit

Finance, IM and GBS

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Entry Level

Full time/part time


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