Senior Financial Controller | Avient

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Senior Financial Controller | Avient

Avient Corporation has a Financial Controller position at our Geleen, Netherlands facility.  This position supports our Protective Materials Business unit which was recently acquired from DSM Corporation.
In this role you will be responsible for supporting the DPM business in the areas of Financial Analysis and Control, while also being responsible for supporting the Finance team with relevant data analysis and systems improvements to guide and facilitate their activities. In this role you will reports to the Lead Management Accountant, head of Financial Control of DSM Protective Material. We offer a hybrid workplace with the office located in Geleen.
Are you a strong Financial Business Partner who has natural ability to challenge and influence business leadership teams with diverse (technical) and cultural backgrounds? Are you able to cope with strict deadlines and time schedules within a matrix reporting relationship? Are you feeling at ease participating in systems projects, that are leading to improvement of financial systems, and/or processes? Then this is your next challenge!

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Leverage your analytical skills and ability to translate financial data in to relevant insights for financial planning, actuals and reporting activities;
  • Initiate and manage systems and process improvements that are in alignment with BG objectives;
  • Responsible for balance sheet management and reconciliation for the assigned entities;
  • Provide all (accruals, provisions, corrections, etc.) content for Journal Entries (recurring and incidental) to the shared service center;
  • Ensure that agreed services as agreed with FSS (Financial Shared Services) are delivered up to standard;
  • Support the preparation of Monthly and Quarterly Management Reporting Deck;
  • Support, as required by team needs, the analysis and reporting on Operating Expenses, cash management, payroll control, manufacturing costing and variances, statutory reporting, and other areas of Financial Control;
  • Be direct contact to budget holders to support budgeting and forecasting process;
  • Provide evidence for the Internal Control Framework and follows up on remediation plans;
  • Be backup of FICO key user role and other reporting and closing activities;
  • Maintaining proficiency with systems, tools, and statistical modeling techniques (e.g., MS Office Suite, Power BI, BW);
  • Support business divestment from DSM, integration to Avient Corporation and DPM finance process improvement initiatives.

Education and experience

  • Passionate for finance with >6 years of work experience in an international environment and eager to learn more and grow;
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration and/or Controlling and/or CPA or CMA preferred. (Big-4) accounting & auditing firm background is preferred;
  • Accounting knowledge, technology, and process expertise;
  • Analytical skills and ability to translate financial data into relevant insights;
  • A self-starter with excellent inter-personal skills and strong ability of stakeholder management. Can express her/his ideas with ease and flair;
  • An ambitious and talented team player, with a collaborative mindset.

Why Avient?

At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professionals), Pride at Avient and Embrace to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world.  In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions in hiring, promotion, development, compensation and advancement are based upon non-discriminatory factors such as, for example, qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.
Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.


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Avient exists to conquer challenges and unlock the potential of innovation and sustainability everywhere on earth. Working together, we connect exceptional people, ideas, and science to create specialized and sustainable materials that enhance performance and protect the environment. With a commitment to tenacious problem-solving and unwavering service, we enable customers to transform their visions into products that improve quality of life in meaningful, dynamic ways.

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