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Financial Analyst Information Management - AkzoNobel

Locatie: Arnhem
An exciting and involving control opportunity to make sure that the advanced global Information Management function excels further.

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide.

Our sophisticated global Information Management (IM) function provides IT Services to all our businesses, functions and country organizations. IM is fully accountable for achieving agreed financial targets and other objectives as it helps AkzoNobel to deliver leading performance and achieve business success. Thus it incorporates an international and high performance Finance team that provides full insight into IM’s financial performance.

Within this context, your mission in this role is to help the Finance team to design and maintain financial models. You also provide support during financial closing and reporting, and perform multiple aspects of controlling. This requires you to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders as you report to the Global Functional Controller IM and work closely with IM, the Management Team, group Financial Planning & Analysis and business controllers.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a self-starting, hands-on team player with a real affinity for numbers? Have you acquired strong analytical skills allied to a critical, but constructive, approach? Are you curious, eager to learn and constantly searching for Continuous Improvement? 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

Financial Analyst

The role and its responsibilities
This position is based Amsterdam and/or Arnhem, the Netherlands, and involves a number of activities as you act as a business partner for the IM contract managers.

Thus you perform month end closing activities in line with IFRS/webFEM, assuring timely analysis on P&L and balance sheet items. Further, you prepare models for budgeting, forecasting and reporting, and prepare cost center and internal order reporting, discussing cost developments with budget holders.

In addition, you provide ad hoc analysis and reporting on various financial subjects, liaising with global accounting managers and the business on charges and allocations. You also perform financial calculations (NPV, IRR) and follow up on investments, saving opportunities and other projects.

As such, this is an interesting role for an ambitious professional who sees it as an opportunity to become an all-round Finance professional within AkzoNobel. It also requires you to be an excellent communicator, able to work with people from different parts of the organization.

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

  • Master’s degree in Business Economics or an equivalent analytic study such as Mathematics, Physics ideally with RC or RA;
  • 7-10 years of working experience and the ability to make independent interpretations, draw conclusions and propose solutions;
  • Able to reduce complex and/or large volumes of data to a readable high level;
  • Accurate, organized and disciplined in order to achieve high quality output and meet strict deadlines;
  • Excellent Excel skills, with experience of SAP BW/BI and HFM an advantage;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including fluent written and spoken English and Dutch.

Application details
For further information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on, reference 170003M3 or use the 'Apply' button.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

Keywords: Vacancy, Full-time, Arnhem, financial analyst, finance


Information and application:


Please send your application for Financial Analyst Information Management at AkzoNobel in Arnhem including your CV via our website.

Job posted

07 maart 2018
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More information:

For further information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2.

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