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Investment Review Group Analyst - AkzoNobel

Locatie: Amsterdam
Deliver high quality advice and input for the excellence and improvement of complex investment and financial processes

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.
As a complex international organization, AkzoNobel is highly active across all areas of strategic, transactional and operational finance. Our Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department plays a central role in these activities.

Within this context, your mission in this FP&A role is to provide expert support for the planning, evaluation and monitoring process for all investment proposals relating to capital projects, restructuring and acquisitions and divestments. In doing so you ensure transparent processes for pre-submission sign off, submission and approval, thereby contributing to the more effective expedition of projects.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as an experienced finance professional who can analyze complex issues and assimilate data for critical business decisions in a timely manner? Do you have a powerful 'can-do' mentality and the drive to accomplish tasks and deliver results? Can you manage and connect stakeholders on different levels of the organization? 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

Investment Review Group (IRG) Analyst

The role and its responsibilities
This highly influential role is based at our Global Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Your core responsibility is to work with our business units, and functions worldwide to strengthen and professionalize the planning, evaluation and monitoring process of investment proposals. In doing so you safeguard the integrity of the financial and governance aspects of requests and the approval process, including valuation models, financial assumptions and logical flow of inputs versus results of the assessments. This involves a number of activities:

You support Corporate M&A on the financial aspects of acquisition and divestment projects, reviewing financial paragraphs in key transaction documents and maintaining the corporate valuation, acquisition and divestment models.

Further, you review the consistency of valuation ranges made in non-binding bid phases as well as valuations used for making final bids. You also support M&A project managers in the analysis of financial data and participate in project teams at different phases of the M&A-process.

Workflow (RFA)
You perform detailed reviews of individual investment approval requests relating to CAPEX, Restructuring and M&A, working with the Corporate Secretary Office on approval route/timing of specific requests and the application of the authority schedule.
Further, you act as a Workflow key-user, assisting on questions regarding the tool and hosting user trainings. You also update people/functions involved in pre-submission sign off, acting as a liaison with technical support as well as using reporting functionalities to report KPIs of the investment approval request (AR) review process on monthly basis.

IRG policies
You own and manage investment IRG policies and safeguard standard approaches, and you maintain the IRG intranet share point (both internal and external). This requires you to develop templates for various categories of requests, principles for project evaluation, and practical guidance for submission.
Further, you describe policies and standard approaches regarding capital projects, restructurings and M&A projects e.g. templates, evaluation tools, project (post) evaluation, payback calculation, WACC and hurdle rate, project organization, synergy assessment and valuation, M&A approach, due diligence etc.

Centre of Expertise
You act as a central expert for financial evaluation/risk assessment and you keep the Project Evaluator, Acquisition Model and Divestment Model up to date including user guide and specific trainings. You also ensure that each project team is properly trained and you prepare instructions and training materials.

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

  • Finance Analyst with more than 6 years of experience in a FP&A role and/or controlling in strategic/transactional/operational finance and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues;
  • Master degree in Accounting (i.e. RA, CA / CMA), Finance or Business (i.e. MBA) or equivalent;
  • Strategic thinker with strong financial and business analytical skills with the ability to analyze and assimilate data for critical business decisions in timely manner;
  • Ability to manage and connect stakeholders on different levels of the organization;
  • Previous experience in working in FP&A departments with global scope across multiple time zones;
  • Demonstrated success in delivering high value adding analysis;
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to articulate recommendations across all layers in the organization in a concise and timely manner;
  • Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘drive’ to accomplish tasks and deliver results;
  • Good Excel/ Powerpoint knowledge;
  • Good Knowledge of Hyperion (HFM);
  • Experience in ‘change management’ in a finance environment is preferred.

Application details
For more information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, telephone: +31 (0)88-0106789, option 2. We would be happy to receive your application via, reference 180002B3, or use the 'Apply' button.
An employment screening might be 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. The sale of our Specialty Chemicals business is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. For more information please visit


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Job posted

29 juni 2018
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Ashna Badal

+31 (0)88 010 6789

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