Corporate Accountant a.i.

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  • Offer € 4,000 - € 5,000 gross salary a month (40 hours a week)
  • Job category Finance
  • Contract Fulltime
  • Reference number 8139200
  • Location Arnhem
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Manufacturing

About this vacancy

Challenging temporary position within corporate accounting department of AkzoNobel. Experience with holding accounting and HFM is a must. For this position, independent contractors are not allowed.

Job description

Key objectives/principal accountabilities

  • Responsible for cost sharing for tax purposes (calculation, invoicing and communication)
  • Focal point for transfer pricing for the Dutch Holding
  • Provide quality assurance on balance sheet (BS), Profit & Loss (P&L) and specifications for the business
  • Perform Month end close activities for AkzoNobel NV and other Holding companies
  • Inter Company Accounting (report/review and solve IC mismatches)
  • Analyse Balance Sheet (BS), Profit & Loss (P&L) figures and variances
  • Review and potentially adjust reports (A-Forms)
  • Assure that all the month end-closing deadlines are met
  • Make sure governance structure is applied; monitor adherence to internal controls
  • Support business (Accounting and Tax department) in explaining, communicating and aligning with internal and external auditors.
  • Treasury activities (approve payments in the bank system; review and approve foreign currency hedges)
  • Work on continues improvement projects

Functional responsibilities/network

  • Work closely with team lead, corporate departments (Accounting, Tax, IM and Internal Audit)
  • Ensure that operational accounting activities are in compliance with accounting law and regulations (GAAP/IFRS)
  • Guide business units if needed
  • Guarantee that financial policies are applied
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders


AkzoNobel is a Dutch leading global paints and coatings company and major producer of specialty chemicals.


YER offers a temporary contract for 3-4 months with secondment to AkzoNobel.

Candidate profile

Skills and competences:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Results-oriented with a focus on service delivery
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Able to work with deadlines and pressure, e.g., during month closing

Education and experience:

  • Graduated in Accounting
  • Post-Graduate in Finance or Business Administration related (preferred)
  • Experience in Business Controlling (preferred)
  • At least 5 years’ experience in: Accounting and Reporting
  • Affinity with Tax (in relation with Cost sharing and transfer pricing
  • Preferable with knowledge of IFRS, local GAAP, Performance Indicators
  • Good knowledge of accounting in SAP system
  • Understanding of consolidation systems, preferably HFM
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel
  • Full professional proficiency in English
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