Expert Team Member R2R,

India, ., Pune

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
    • Support in an accurate and timely way the monthly, quarterly, hard-close and year-end-financial closing for the entities in the region
    • Maintain and share with the entities the set-up of the financial reporting – and general ledger structure for both IFRS and statutory reporting
    • Active interaction with other RAC analysts, BU Accounting Manager(s) and GBS about accounting subjects, transaction processing and performance
    • Support BU accounting manager in adhoc specific BU activities
Key Accountabilities
    • Support in an accurate and timely way the monthly, quarterly, hard-close and year-end-financial closing for the entity or entities in the region (including dependent on role split Financial Reporting, Fixed Asset Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, Inter Company Accounting, Treasury Accounting, Period Close Activities, Statutory and Tax Reporting)
    • Support consolidation of legal entity statements and local statutory reporting in the region
    • Advise on operational complex and judgement based general accounting (e.g. complex (non-rule based) accruals) and recurring month-end activities
    • Monitor IFRS and webFEM compliance with policies and treatments
    • Review P&L and BS from an accounting perspective in ERP / HFM (during the month / as per the agreed BS review cycle)
    • Complete A-forms
    • Comply with rules and regulations set by global accounting and implement accounting policies
    • Identify and signal recurring issues for further process improvement
    • Drive standardization and quality in balance sheet reconciliation process
    • Operational key link for GBS (e.g. in escalation or advice on transactions)
    • Involve specialists in specific accounting topics where specific / deep knowledge is required
    • Support specialists in specific accounting and/or tax topics where operational assistance is required
    • Support RAC operations teamlead in liaising with local authorities and internal / external auditors
    • Support BU accounting manager in adhoc specific BU activities


    • Accounting professional with preferably 8-10 years of experience in accounting and reporting, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues (2nd or 3rd accounting job)
    • Degree in Finance or Accounting
    • Adequate expertise knowledge in financial accounting (IFRS, accounting processes)
    • Knowledge and understanding of Financial / ERP systems, SAP/ MFGPRO  knowledge preferred
    • Understanding on the tax, VAT, tax declarations, statistical reporting to the tax authorities etc
    • Understanding of Consolidation systems, preferably HFM
    • Problem solving with analytical skills
    • Result orientated with a focus on service delivery
    • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel
    • Drive monthly closing and reporting processes for scope of work
    • Autonomous in organizing responsibilities and work
    • Ability to work under severe time pressure during month-end closures and continuously retain ‘an eye’ for the details
    • Adequate communication skills and full professional proficiency in English

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 06, 2019

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Business unit

Finance, IM and GBS

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Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


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