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Financial Controller - AkzoNobel

Locatie: Arnhem

Bring financial and controlling expertise and experience to a global insurance network.

As a complex global international organization with multiple business units, suppliers and customers AkzoNobel is exposed to a wide range of risks. Our Insurance Department (AIS) has a global mandate to arrange and execute risk transfer of insurable risks and in doing so it makes use of an in-house insurance broker and several captive (internal) insurance companies.

Within this context, your mission in this role is to perform both the financial management and control of these insurance activities, acting as the financial conscience of AIS. In doing so you drive efficiency and explore the financial implications of outsourcing, restructuring and the sale of the (legacy) captives.

Prior insurance knowledge and experience is not necessary. However, supported by your colleagues you must be able to acquire a proactive and rapid understanding of our insurance and captive networks as you interact regularly with insurance specialists and teams around the world.

As such, this is an attractive role for outgoing and ambitious candidates with a sound Finance/Control background who can build networks across a fluid international landscape. Internal candidates could come from AkzoNobel FP&A, or Accounting/Control within one of our business units. External candidates should have experience as a Financial Controller. There is every potential to grow into other financial roles within AkzoNobel.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a self-starter with the capacity to explore and take ownership of issues and opportunities? Have you acquired the ability to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex financial information for decision-making? Can you work independently while keeping stakeholders informed as you interact with senior executive management in order to move the organization towards an optimized outcome? Above all, do you have what it takes to make a real difference as you learn and grow 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 Controller

The role and its responsibilities
This role is based at our regional HQ in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and you will work from here for at least three to four days a week during your first year in the role. After the first year it should be possible to work remotely on a more or less frequent basis.

Your core task is to act as Insurance Controller /Captive manager in terms of financial administration and budget monitoring. Thus you:

  • Work on several project at the same time such annual reports, presentations and business process redesign;
  • Perform the ‘nitty gritty’ work of going through spreadsheets etc;
  • Act as the financial conscience of the AkzoNobel insurance department
  • Support/advise hierarchical managers on performance and participate in strategic projects;
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and maintain a good network with supervisory bodies such as the FSA (Financial Services Authorities e.g. DNB De Nederlandsche Bank).

Further, you are responsible for ensuring that we remain up to date with, and observant of, all relevant (financial) rules and laws. This is with particular regard to Solvency II and you oversee the structuring of the annual ORSA (Own Risk and Solvency Assessment).

At all times you aim to act as an accessible manager who can act as an influencer and steer people without functional authority.

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

  • Academic or Bachelor+ degree preferred, in a financial area;
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in Finance/Control;
  • Open minded, proactive, influential and result driven finance professional and team player;
  • Innovation and continuous improvement / change management skills;
  • Able to apply a service-oriented client focus with regard to our BUs and stakeholders:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including excellent written and spoken English and, ideally, Dutch.

Our offer
We offer a fascinating international environment that rewards your skills and enthusiasm. In addition to a good salary and an attractive bonus scheme, you can expect excellent terms of employment. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development.

Application details
We welcome your online application via www.akzonobel.com/, reference 180000OI or via the ''Apply'' button. Please note that applications sent by mail won't be considered. For questions, feel free to contact Ariane Kräutner, Talent Resourcing Partner, phone +31 (0)88 0106789, option 2.
An employment screening is part of the selection process and you need to be able to present a Certificate of Good Behaviour (VOG: Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag).

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

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 Flexa, 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, visit www.akzonobel.com

Location: Arnhem

Information and application:

Apply:

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

Job code:

180000OI

Job posted

31 januari 2019
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More information:

For questions, feel free to contact Ariane Kräutner, Talent Resourcing Partner, phone +31 (0)88 0106789, option 2.

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