Accounting Controller

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Accounting Controller

  • Post Date:9th March 2021
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Accounting Controller
£40,000 – £60,000 pa depending on experience and location
Slough or Altrincham

An accounting professional with significant experience gained within a finance function you are looking to take your next career step. You are looking to join a business that offers careers with breadth, depth of scope and impact. That business is AkzoNobel. Awarded Top Employer status, we are a company that forms successful partnerships with customers and we are now recruiting an Accounting Controller to oversee the production of consistent high quality and timely group and business statutory reporting for a set of legal entities within our Decorative Paints business.

As Accounting Controller, you will collaborate with colleagues to monitor the quality of the balance sheet and statement of income for your respective reporting entities as well as produce periodic month reporting. You will co-develop specific guidelines to ensure minimum requirements for the balance sheet review meet business needs. You will also guarantee compliance with IFRS, internal accounting treatments and policies, local and statutory and fiscal requirements. We will look to you to support the standardisation of retained accounting processes and standards too. Important will be the ability to inform the local stakeholders on the outcome of the balance sheet review and indicate potential risk and opportunities on treatments as well as initiate and implement cross departmental performance improvements.

You will possess a relevant accounting qualification and have significant relevant work experience within a finance function. You will have gained in depth knowledge of financial accounting and be proficient in accounting processes, IFRS and webFEM. Comfortable bringing solutions and suggestions to business teams for finance, accounting and the underlying processes and principles, you will possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills. You will have experience and be comfortable in preparing statutory accounts, and seeing the end to end process through with external auditors.

A good communicator, you will enjoy working in a matrix environment, be effective at building relationships and implementing change initiatives. A good working knowledge SAP is essential, whilst knowledge of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Microsoft Dynamics AX would be an advantage.

This role offers excellent exposure to the UKI Decorative Paints Board of Directors’, and many other key finance and non-finance stakeholders both in the UK and Netherlands.

Who are AkzoNobel?

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.

If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

We may consider flexible working for this role.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID: 9045