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Project Controller IM - AkzoNobel

Locatie: Amsterdam

An exciting control business partner opportunity to make sure that significant IM projects have proper financial follow-up while providing insights to the Senior project owners.

AkzoNobel’s sophisticated global Information Management (IM) function provides IT Services to all the businesses and functions. 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 take full ownership of cost controlling for a wide range of high profile IM Projects. Amongst these projects are global ERP implementations, but also projects IM delivers for the different businesses and functions. Additional examples of possible IM projects are projects related to CRM, Logistic, HR and Mergers and Acquisitions. You will track actual project costs and collaborative intensively with project managers on forecasting of costs. You will do the monthly financial closing and reporting of the projects. This requires you to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders as you report to the Global Functional Controller IM and will work closely with IM and the Global Process Owners.

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

Project controller IM

The role and its responsibilities

This position is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and involves a number of activities as you act as a finance business partner for the IM project managers and Global Process Owners.

Thus you perform month end closing activities in line with IFRS/webFEM, assuring timely analysis on OPEX and CAPEX project costs impacting the P&L and the balance sheet. You make sure the costs are posted and settled on the appropriate accounting lines and follow up on the received input and allocations.

In addition, you support in prioritizing the projects and bring insights on the stage-gate and percentage of completion of the projects versus the actual spend compared to budget. Also you will flag timely if a project is in danger of an overrun and work together with the project manager on the planning of the future costs. You also perform reviews after the finalization of the project and report on the obtained savings and financial project successes.

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 analytical 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.
  • A plus if experienced with Project Controlling

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 including group insurance, 8% holiday allowance, travel allowance and an above industry standard number of vacation days. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development.

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 www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 180006WQ or use the ‘Apply’ button.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

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

Keywords: finance, controlling, analytics, data, RA, RC, financial reporting, finance business partner, business economics, mathematics, physics, Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam

Information and application:


Please send your application for Project Controller IM at AkzoNobel in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Job posted

28 december 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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