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Senior HFM Process Analyst (Reporting & Consolidation) - AkzoNobel

Locatie: Arnhem

A key role for a proactive individual who combines a financial/accounting background with IT knowledge and affinity.

Do you have a proven track record in the area of group consolidation and reporting? Can you demonstrate expert user knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and FDMEE? Are you a pro-active change driver with the skills and ambition to expand your horizons within a dynamic and multicultural international environment? If so, you could be the ideal person for this linking role at the interface of finance and IT.

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company. Calling on centuries of expertise, we supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet.

The AkzoNobel Control Department-Financial Reporting (ACD-FR) is responsible for providing the statutory consolidated figures and management information at a corporate level, in accordance with the requirements set by external regulators and AkzoNobel management.

The (management) information provided by ACD-FR is key to decisions made by our Business Areas as well as AkzoNobel Corporate. Thus it is essential that information is optimized for a wide range of consolidation and reporting needs. It is important to fulfill and support information requirements at Corporate, Business Unit and Business Area levels.

AkzoNobel has implemented a single HFM based application covering both statutory and management reporting. This global application has 1000 users and is ‘owned’ and operated by ACD-FR.

To help us optimizing the effectiveness of the new HFM application we currently seek an expert and experienced

Senior HFM Process Analyst (Reporting and Consolidation)

This is a key role in which you act as the linking pin between the Hyperion users and Application Management, coordinating and managing the entire process regarding the HFM system in order to deliver the timely, reliable and complete financial management information for AkzoNobel Corporate (legal as well as operational consolidation).
In addition, you participate in and lead quality improvement projects related to the consolidation process. The main systems are Oracle HFM, FDMEE and Merlin Excel.
A high level of communication skills is important as you interact with a wide range of professionals across our organization.

The position is based in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and you will join a multinational and multicultural organization that is committed to your personal and professional growth.

Responsibilities and deliverables
Within this context you initiate and coordinate changes in the consolidation system and plan and coordinate IT activities within the Consolidation Department. Furthermore, you streamline and improve the application management, change management and reporting processes.

This requires you to communicate effectively with all users, including super users and accounting managers. You also organize and perform test and acceptance activities, and educate users.

During closing periods you manage the process of consolidation, currency loading and finalization. You also execute restatements, perform security management and participate in ad hoc projects.

In the absence of the Manager Consolidation Systems you will be required to fulfill this role as well as being able to perform the routine tasks of the other team members.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or accounting;
  • IT background with at least five years of experience in consolidation, accounting and reporting;
  • Practical knowledge of financial reporting software (Hyperion Financial Management (HFM);
  • Basic understanding of IFRS accounting principles;
  • Conceptual knowledge of organizational structures and IT systems;
  • Effective communication skills including fluent written and spoken (business) English.

Application details
For more information, please contact Ariane Krautner, Talent Resourcing Partner, + 31 (0)88-0106789 #2. We welcome your online application via our website, reference 1800025W or use the ''Apply'' button.
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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. The sale of our Specialty Chemicals business is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. For more information please visit

Keywords: Hyperion Financial Management, Finance, Control, financial reporting, application management, economics, accounting, Arnhem

Location: Arnhem

Information and application:


Please send your application for Senior HFM Process Analyst (Reporting & Consolidation) at AkzoNobel in Arnhem including your CV via our website.

Job posted

12 juli 2018
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More information:

Ariane Kräutner
Recruiter / Talent Resourcing Partner
t. +31 (0)88 010 6789 option 2

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