Baru Accounting Controller

Date Posted: 5 hari yang lalu

Job Description

Date: Aug 10, 2021

Location: Jakarta, ID

Company: 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 are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

The accounting controller is a local finance leader who is the linking pin within the operational model (liaising with all relevant stakeholders: Commercial and ISC navigators, FP&A, RAC, ACD and beyond) to meet the AN and operational goals for retained RTR, Finance and AN as a whole locally

The local accounting controller role has a pivotal role to ensure consistent high quality and timely group / business and statutory reporting for a set of relevant legal entity entities.

The local accounting controller reports to the regional accounting controller

The local accounting controller comprises of 6 distinct areas of Accountability / Responsibility for the region:

  • RTR process ownership and manage interactions with other processes and stakeholders
  • Owning legal and reporting entities as will be assigned
  • Accounting Leadership
  • Business partnering for all relevant Accounting activities to relevant stakeholders
  • Specific (BU / Region and / or) local accountabilities / responsibilities
  • Ensure control and compliance as per defined framework

Key Accountabilities

  • Pro-actively constantly monitor the quality of the balance sheet and statement of income for the respective reporting entities in collaboration with the Business Navigators (Commercial and ISC), FP&A, Functional Controllers on global/regional/local level, RAC, GBS/Infosys etc.
  • Accountable for the periodic month reporting (by local units) to the region / BU for the assigned legal entities to ensure quality of reporting
  • Co- develop specific guidelines across company one set of minimum requirements for the balance sheet review to ensure that meets the requirements of the accounting controller and ACD FR.
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS, webFEM, local and statutory and fiscal requirements for the respective legal entities

Responsible as first point of local contact of the retained (finance) organization

  • Proactively inform the relevant local stakeholders on the outcome of the balance sheet review and indicate potential risk and opportunities on treatments, processes or interactions to ensure a BS and P&L with the proper level of quality..
  • Responsible for raising IFRS business partnering challenges and liaise with the relevant parties to ensure the best suitable business solution whilst at all times adhere to IFRS and Webfem
  • Prioritize and (facilitate to) embed the change in close cooperation with the relevant stakeholders as part of the wider finance improvement plan
  • Initiate and implement cross departmental improvements within the local finance (also the interaction with the other finops processes) and bring these to the attention of the Head of Finance Operations and Regional Accounting Controllers for worldwide implementation

Key Activities

  • Accountable / Responsible for the review, signing and filing of the statutory reporting (statutory reporting, direct tax, indirect tax) of the relevant legal entities
  • Accountable for the contact with experts (pension, tax, internal and external auditors) to ensure that the RAC obtains the accurate and complete information to produce in a timely manner the correct information for reporting and / or external parties
  • Accountable for the sign off / review of the internal control related processes (ROCK, authorization matrix (entity and jv’s),system request) to ensure adherence to specific local legislation
  • Accountable for driving, monitoring and signing off of on treasury / insurance/ pension policies (FX policies, dividend process funding proposal, top ups, deficits, related entries)


    • Strong leadership skills- Initiating, driving and implementing change in line with the outline strategy for retained accounting (and the broader finance community) by focusing on delivering goals and at the same time facilitate the process in a manner to encourage others to understand and embrace the change in their way of working
    • Hands on, proactive, able to work in a fast paced matrix organization, multitasking, strong requirement to connect with people of various cultures and building bridges.
    • Proven track record in being resourceful: capable of analyzing complex processes and issues under severe time pressure (from theory to practice and vice versa – strategy to operations) and bring solutions and suggestions to business teams for finance, accounting and the underlying processes and principles
    • Clear communicator – proactively and effectively communication with finance and business leadership
    • People manager with the ability to build strong (indirect) teams and (indirectly) lead and inspire others
      • Good analytical skills
      • In depth knowledge in financial accounting (accounting processes, IFRS , webFEM)
      • Practical experience in identifying and structuring departments / processes and helping to facilitate the CI department in the RACs to attain the goals set out for the operating model within accounting


    • Accounting professional with at least 10 years of relevant work experience within finance ( at least a significant part in external audit in a big 4 organisation)
    • A master degree in Finance or Accounting (where required a registered Accountant with valid CPA or similar certification)
    • At least 5 years leadership position in Accounting
    • Prior experience in MNC joint venture companies preferred


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

Requisition ID: 13953

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