Group Reporting Specialist

AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Polska Sp. z o.o.

AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Polska Sp. z o.o.

Krakowiaków 50


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
Group Reporting Specialist

About the assignment

  • Ensuring and driving timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for the Region/Global. 
  • Ensuring quality, effectiveness and efficiency of financial reporting to the Region management and Corporate.
  • Assisting Team Lead and Coordinators with correct consolidation of monthly regional/global financial numbers.
  • Monitoring quality and content of the balance sheet and P&L from an accounting point of view for all reporting units in the regional/global scope.
  • Being accountable for correct and timely financial reporting of the respective reporting entities to the regional management and Corporate.
  • Being responsible for IFRS accounting expert role towards the reporting entities and ensuring Corporate accounting principles compliance.
  • Assisting Team Lead and Coordinators with implementing new accounting and reporting guidelines or procedures in the reporting entities and BUs.
  • Advising on complex matters or questions related to the IFRS subject.
  • Being a key expert for the region and part of the global IFRS expert network.
  • Taking the lead to harmonize and standardize the reporting and consolidation processes within the Regional/Globally.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve and automate processes and controlling and driving continuous improvement.



Monthly closing & reporting process

  • Planning month-end closing activities in consultation and alignment with other Group Reporting Experts.
  • Organizing and setting timetables for the monthly close activities.
  • Preparing regional/global monthly close and reporting instructions.
  • Reviewing and performing validation of the monthly reporting submitted (by local units) to ensure quality of reporting.
  • Ensuring timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for the assigned region/global, including management of all relevant central consolidation and elimination adjustments.
  • Providing feedback to local reporting entities on quality delivered during month-end closing process.
  • Monitoring inter-company reconciliation process.
  • Providing feedback to Accounting and Reporting employees and local reporting entities on quality delivered during month-end closing process.

Accounting/Reporting performance

  • Pro-actively monitoring the quality of the balance sheet and statement of income for the respective reporting entities. Working together with the local accounting teams and other Finance Pillars to ensure a healthy financial position.
  • Developing and implementing guidelines, in consultation with accounting controllers, which sets the minimum requirements for a qualitative balance sheet.
  • Driving standard monthly closing procedure for the respective reporting entities.
  • Setting the accounting agenda (using accounting dashboard) for the respective reporting entities.
  • Following-up on open accounting issues with the local reporting units and monitoring on the correct and timely solution of these issues.
  • Managing service delivery and accounting performance by local reporting units.
  • Working together with the respective local reporting units to ensure compliance with Corporate accounting principles.
  • Providing functional direction, training and support to local reporting units.
  • Being the subject matter specialist on complex accounting subjects.
  • Regularly interacting with other colleagues on continuous improvements on the closing processes.

About you

  • Accounting professional with min. 5 years of experiences in accounting (including complex IFRS treatments and/ or with accounting systems), and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues.
  • Working experience in regional/global consolidation and reporting.
  • Working experience in one or multiple regions (global exposure as a plus).
  • Master degree in Economics or Accounting (Chartered Accountant a plus).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work under severe time pressure during month-end closures and continuously retain ‘an eye’ for the details.
  • Autonomous in organizing our responsibilities and work.
  • Hands on and pro-active team player.
  • Good knowledge of SAP and consolidation systems (preferably HFM).
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.

Perks & Benefits

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Team Building Events
  • Learning Cafeteria (incl. Percipio)
  • CSR Initiatives
  • Recognition
  • Luxmed
  • Multisport
  • Additional Insurance
To apply for this opportunity, please enclose your CV in English.

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