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Group Reporting Team Lead

  • Warszawa, mazowieckie
  • Kierownik
  • 25.05.2019

    Pracodawca ma prawo zakończyć rekrutację we wcześniejszym terminie.

    We are looking for:
    Group Reporting Team Lead
    At Global Business Services
    Warsaw Mokotów

    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 www.akzonobel.com.

    Perks & Benefits

    • Educational sponsorship
    • Laptops Monitors
    • Home office
      if you wish
    • Medical package
    • Modern and colorful office
    • Integration events
    • Career mobility
    • Colourful culture

    Job Description

    • Manages the Global/Regional Consolidation & Reporting department and activities. Covering multiple businesses/ regions.
    • Ensure and drive timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for assigned global/regional areas.
    • Ensure quality, effectiveness and efficiency of financial reporting (‘one version of the truth’) to global/regional management and Corporate (thru HFM).
    • Take the lead to harmonize and standardize the reporting and consolidation processes within the global/regional area.
    • Monitor GBS performance and conform to service delivery cycle and internal control requirements.
    • Linking pin to Corporate Accounting Department & reporting units in the field of accounting, reporting and consolidation.
    • Coordinate and assign work Accounting & Consolidation Experts to conform to monthly cycle and ad hoc requirements.
    • Involve experts in specific accounting topics where specific / deep knowledge is required.
    • Identifies improvements and initiates improvement projects.
    • Ensure control and compliance as per defined framework.
    • Provide and monitor development plans for the team members.

    Responsibilities

    Regional Accounting Operations Teamlead

    • Responsible for preparation and distribution and adherence to the accounting and reporting standards/ instructions in the assigned scope of Region/ Global.
    • Coordinate and assign work to accounting, reporting and consolidations experts to conform to monthly cycle, ensuring timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for assigned scope (regional or global), including management of all relevant central consolidation and elimination adjustments.
    • Manage the team who prepares the global/regional monthly close and reporting instructions, review and perform validation of the monthly reporting submitted (by local units/regional accounting centers) to ensure quality of reporting.
    • Responsible for all operational activities with regard to the consolidation of the FS’s and group reporting in the region/ globally, including responsibility for accounting output (e.g. A-Form, balance sheet reconciliations, audit reports) and be the first contact person for the reporting entities on the accounting topics driven by corporate accounting guidelines, on changes in the accounting treatments and corporate instructions.
    • Providing accounting technical guidance and assistance across the defined region and business regarding IFRS and company group accounting treatments.
    • Drive compliance with rules and regulations set by corporate accounting in operations teams.
    • Drive standardization and quality in balance sheet reconciliation and review, performing final reviews, assuring IFRS compliance, IFRS implementation and adherence to AkzoNobel accounting and reporting rules.
    • Monitor GBS service delivery together with fellow Team Leaders on the assigned scope.
    • Communicate with GBS on performance, new developments, info requests, Corporate accounting principles application and approval of specific entries.
    • Active participation in GBS user panels, effective alignment with other Team Leaders in the center.
    • Driving regular updates to the accounting and reporting community in the center on closing instructions; changes in the policies, application of the new standards and policies etc.
    • Provide functional direction, training and support to local reporting units/GBS (A-forms training).
    • Involve experts in specific accounting topics where specific / deep knowledge is required.
    • Identify and signal recurring issues for further process improvement and further drive process improvement in the RAC with active involvement in initiatives.
    • Harmonizes processes between the team members, and initiates documentation of and adherence to these new processes.
    • Manages performance of the team that meets established requirements of quality, quantity, completeness and timeliness.

    Level of Autonomy

    • Sign-off legal entity statements in region by promotion of data in HFM.
    • Coordinate and assign work to analysts to conform to monthly cycle and ad hoc requests.
    • Decision on the prioritization of the improvements that will be implemented.
    • Objectives of the team members as long as alignment with department objectives and vision.

    Job Requirements

    General

    • Accounting professional with 7+ years of experience in accounting and financial reporting, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues (2nd or 3rd accounting job).
    • Preferably have working experience in one or multiple business units / SMUs.
    • Bachelor (or Academic) degree in Accounting or Finance, preferably RA, CMA or similar.
    • Adequate expertise knowledge in financial accounting (IFRS, accounting processes).
    • Good knowledge of accounting in ERP systems (SAP/ MFGPRO knowledge preferred).
    • Good understanding of Consolidation Systems, preferably HFM.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with counterparts in the organization, is a flexible team worker.
    • Good organizational skills, able to plan, set priorities and work under time pressure to meet deadlines while keeping ‘an eye’ for the details.
    • Coordination with multiple stakeholders and conflicting priorities.
    • Proven ability to drive continuous improvement agenda in the financial and transactional processes, and monthly closing and reporting processes.
    • Previous teamlead experience in accounting and able to plan, coordinate and assign work to analysts.
    • Be able to develop and manage a team and engage team members.
    • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint software.
    • Preferably have working experience in one or multiple business units / SMUs.

    Consolidation & Reporting Department specific responsibilities:

    • Ensure and drive timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for assigned global/regional areas.
    • Ensure quality, effectiveness and efficiency of financial reporting (‘one version of the truth’) to global/regional management and Corporate (thru HFM).
    • Take the lead to harmonize and standardize the reporting and consolidation processes within the global/regional area.
    • Accounting professional with preferably 7+  years of experiences in accounting and/ or  consolidation/ reporting, and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues under severe time pressure.

    Monthly/Q/YE closing processes – managing the team who is responsible for:

    • Planning of month-end closing activities in consultation with Accounting & Reporting employees.
    • Organize and set timetables for the monthly close activities.
    • Prepare the global/regional monthly close and reporting instructions.
    • Review and perform validation of the monthly reporting submitted (by local units/regional accounting centers) to ensure quality of reporting.
    • Ensure timely, adequate and reliable monthly financial closing process for assigned scope (regional or global), including management of all relevant central consolidation and elimination adjustments.
    • Monitor inter-company reconciliation process and drive solving of inter-company differences.
    • Focal point for Corporate Accounting Department and internal/external auditors for the financial consolidation processes.
    • If applicable, support reconciliation between HFM financial reporting and management reporting via BI solutions.
    • Provide feedback to Accounting and Reporting employees and local reporting entities on quality delivered during month-end closing process.
    • Provide functional direction, training and support to local reporting units/GBS (A-forms training).

     

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