• Senior Financial Analyst

    Job ID
    2019-3446
    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 Sr. Financial Analyst is responsible for aspects of internal management reporting, budgeting and forecasting for the Americas Region.  The position will interface with both regional and corporate stakeholders to meet the reporting, forecasting and budgeting requirements of the corporation.  Additionally, a focus area for the role will be the 13-week direct cash flow forecast working closely with the Treasury team.  The position will report into the Americas Director, Financial Planning and Analysis with significant exposure to the Americas leadership and Corporate Finance leadership. 

     

    Major Responsibilities of the Sr. Financial Analyst:

     

    • Lead 13-week cash flow forecast process for the region partnering with the Treasury, Americas Credit and Americas Accounts Payable teams.
    • Participate in the weekly cash call with Treasury to discuss weekly changes in the cash outlook for the region.
    • Lead WD4/WD5 regional finance meetings to assist in monthly close process
    • Define and coordinate monthly corporate submission dates to ensure we meet required dates working closely with the Business Analysts. This includes consolidation, analysis and reviews of information for submission to Corporate Finance
    • Perform monthly analysis and tracking of regional SG&A costs for cost center owners in R&D, Information Technology, Human Resources and other departments
    • Prepare key management presentations (MBR and MFR) working closely with the regional leadership team and the business analysts
    • Lead and coordinate the Americas outlook process including reviews of submissions with management and final submission to the corporate team.
    • Execute monthly forecast of working capital and cash flow for the region and ensure that Direct and Indirect cash forecasts reconcile.
    • Lead and coordinate the Americas budget process
    • Prepare working capital budget partnering with credit, manufacturing and accounts payable teams as well as preparation of budget cash flow.
    • Coordinate cost center budgets for business teams and functions (R&D, IT, HR other departments).
    • Lead annual activity-based cost center allocation process.

    Special Projects/Ad-hoc

    • Forecast the 18-month cash flow in collaboration with the Treasury team
    • Perform analysis and support the region and functions as required.
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Travel approximately 10%

    Qualifications

    Qualifications of the Sr. Financial Analyst:

    • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in financial planning and analysis, corporate finance, consulting or accounting
    • Degree(s): Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics, Mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline
    • Master degree in Business Administration, CPA, CMA or related field preferred
    • Experience working in a global manufacturing environment preferred

    Required Skills of the Sr. Financial Analyst:

    • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and corporate finance
    • Exceptional financial acumen including strong analytical, financial modeling, budgeting, and forecasting skills
    • Focused, organized, results-oriented individual
    • Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
    • Successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual, able to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex concepts in a clear and concise manner to all levels of the organization
    • Exceptional proficiency in financial modeling in Excel
    • Solid PowerPoint and presentation development skills
    • Experience with Hyperion HFM and Microsoft Business Intelligence a plus

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