• Senior Financial Analyst

    Job ID
    2019-3445
    Location
    US-PA-Glen Mills
    Type
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Accounting/Finance
    Business Segment
    Regional Office – Americas
    Region
    Americas
  • Overview

    THE COMPANY

    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

    Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customer's products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

    Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

    For more information please visit our website www.axalta.com or follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.

    Responsibilities

    The Americas Liquid Industrial Financial Analyst is responsible for all aspects of internal management reporting, financial planning and forecasting within the Americas Region for the Liquid Industrial business. This position serves as the trusted business partner to the General Manager and the business team. The Analyst will interface with all levels within the Liquid Industrial business providing management with the necessary analysis, insight, and advice to support business decisions and strategic growth initiatives.  The position will report into Americas FP&A Director and will have significant exposure to the Americas CFO and the Liquid Industrial leadership team.

     

    Major Responsibilities of the Sr. Financial Analyst:

    • Monitor daily sales and drive outlook/budget
    • Submit current month outlook for review at Pulse meeting
    • Review monthly results for accuracy and participation in the close process with Controllership team
    • Report monthly results to the Liquid industrial business team. This includes:
    • Variance analysis versus, forecast and budget
    • Identification of major P&L drivers – work with business team on action plans to address gaps and profitability issues
    • Price, cost and variable contribution analysis and KPI preparation
    • RM inflation monitoring and KPIs
    • Expense KPIs and dashboards (Selling Expenses, Admin, R&D and Plant
    • Execute month-end corporate deliverables including early sales, volume/net sales, flux analysis, close questions and MFR (Management Financial Report)
    • Participate in MFR meeting with CFO reporting on monthly business results
    • Support the MBR (Monthly Business Review) presentation
    • Manage the Outlook process including review with the business team
    • Prepare analysis in support of the Margin Management discussion including understanding of pricing and raw material inflation.
    • Support corporate finance for 10Q and 10K
    • Lead the annual budgeting process for the business
    • Maintain cost centers

    Special Projects / Ad Hoc / Other

    • Ensure accuracy of master data and its impact on financial results
    • Generate financial data for ad-hoc high-value strategic projects which will include revenue enhancement opportunities and cost reduction efforts
    • Support regional process improvement initiatives such as best practice development and procedural documentation
    • Identify opportunities to reduce cost and increase efficiency on expense side, as well as ways to maximize return on investment related to business initiatives
    • Provide management with accurate and timely information necessary to make strategic operating decisions.
    • Provide subject matter expertise for business systems and processes projects
    • Produce ad hoc business unit performance reports and analytics that provide cogent and actionable information for assigned executives and Finance management

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience Qualifications of the Sr. Financial Analyst:

    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in financial planning and analysis (FP&A), corporate finance, consulting or accounting
    • Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Economics
    • Master’s degree in business administration, CPA, CMA or related field preferred
    • Experience working for a working in a global manufacturing environment preferred

    Required Skills of the Sr. Financial Analyst:

    • Must have experience in FP&A
    • Fluency with MS Office; SAP and Business Warehouse
    • Cost accounting knowledge
    • Master data management
    • A proven track record as an effective finance business partner with a strong internal customer service focus
    • Strong analytical skills, able to summarize complex data and data analytics (turn data into information)
    • Strong problem-solving /process improvement skills
    • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
    • Strong relationship building skills
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills working with senior levels of management

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