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Feb 182018
 

Bring the highest levels of business support, financial planning and analysis to an international manufacturing environment

Industries worldwide rely on AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

Within Specialty Chemicals, the Rotterdam MAE plant and the Deventer COP plant both manufacture metal alkyls that are sold to major manufacturers of thermoplastics. The Deventer plant also operates a logistic hub for the distribution of organic peroxides imported from outside Europe, and it is home to a key part of AkzoNobel’s global RD&I organization. 

Within this context, your main purpose in this role is to perform the rapid processing of financially related documents into financial transactions, and to distribute timely and accurate financial information. You will work three days a week in Deventer, with the other two days in Rotterdam.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a hands-on team player and self-starter with a positive approach to achieving results? Can you work autonomously to deliver timely and accurate business support, sound financial planning and high qualitative analysis? Do you have the flexibility necessary to respond to changing circumstances, and an ability to set the right priorities? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment? 
If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of

The role and its responsibilities
This is a busy, influential and multi-faceted role in which you divide your time between Deventer and Rotterdam as outlined above. You perform a number of key activities:

Financial Planning and Analysis
You are responsible for month-end closure and ensure that expenses for Rotterdam MAE, the Logistic Hub, the Complex Organics Plant (COP), dedicated RD&I teams and Polymer Chemistry Technology Group are recorded on time and accurately. You also reconcile various Balance Sheet and P&L accounts, perform monthly CBR reporting, including variance analysis, to budget holders, and coordinate budget/Latest View process in collaboration with budget holders.

Business support
As a member of the plant management teams you participate in the development and implementation of the strategy for MAE. Thus you proactively advise on a wide variety of financial and economics topics, supporting all stakeholders by acting as a financial business partner. 

Further, you coordinate the submission of Application Requests and track (investment) projects, challenging colleagues, assumptions and outcomes. You also maintain the Bill of Material and routing (BOM/NUSAP flow) in relation to cost price calculation, inventory valuation, SAP bookings and production planning. 

At all times you seek to identify performance improvement opportunities, initiating performance measurement metrics and analyzing deviations. You also participate in (BU)-projects and perform other duties as defined by management.

Accounting & Financial reporting
You monitor the accounting of all financial transactions, including the timely invoicing of customers, as well as adherence to IFRS and WebFEM, and you take mitigating actions. You also prepare subsidy/grant income applications.

In terms of Governance, Risk Management and Internal Control you follow up on internal and external financial/operational audits. With regard to Information Management you maintain and ensure the effective use of SAP, BW and MS Office, acting as a SAP key user, SRM reviewer and FIONA project administrator.

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:

  • Master’s degree in a subject such as business economics and three years of relevant working experience;
  • Able to work within cross-functional teams in a complex and matrix organizational set-up;
  • Knowledge of SAP, BW and MS Office;
  • Knowledge of administrative organization and internal controls (AOIC);
  • Strong communication skills including fluent written and spoken English.

Application details
For further information, please contact Talent Resourcing, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 3. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 170005ID, or use the ‘Apply’ link.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

Keywords: Vacancy, Fulltime, Deventer, Rotterdam, Financial Manager

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