• Senior Financial Analyst, Operations Finance

    Job ID
    2019-3468
    Location
    US-PA-Philadelphia
    Type
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Accounting/Finance
    Business Segment
    Global
    Region
    Corporate
  • Overview

    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 customers' 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 visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

     

    Responsibilities

    The Sr. Financial Analyst, Operations Finance role is responsible for aspects of internal management reporting, financing planning and forecasting, and analysis for global Axalta Coating System Operations. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Operations Finance. The position will interface with all levels across the Operations, Procurement, and Finance organization across the regions and corporate.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Perform detailed financial planning, reporting, and analysis of Axalta’s operational footprint that includes over 45 manufacturing sites and over $1.5 billion in raw material spend
    • Drive process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the business
    • Project-related planning, project management, financial modeling and analysis
    • Participation in the company’s annual budgeting process
    • Partner with manufacturing sites to perform in-depth analysis of fixed and variable COGS globally and variances versus budget, reforecasting and prior year
    • Coordinate with functional and regional leaders to provide monthly global Operations reporting and help identify indicators for future improvement opportunities
    • Serve as liaison between Operations and regional Operations Finance and FP&A for Capex reporting and forecasting
    • Coordinate with Procurement and regional Operations Finance and FP&A teams to understand and quantify future impact of changing raw materials
    • Collaborate with Procurement category managers to evaluate make vs. buy sourcing decisions using internal production cost and external toll manufacturing price data
    • Work cross functionally to analyze and forecast inventory and understand its impact on working capital and cash flow

     

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    Qualifications

    Required Experience:

    • Minimum of 4-8 years of work experience in financial planning and analysis, corporate finance, consulting or accounting
    • Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree from a leading institution in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline; MBA preferred
    • Experience working for a leading global manufacturing business, in a public company or private equity backed company environment

    Required Skills:

    • Strong knowledge of financial accounting, cost accounting, and corporate finance
    • Strong financial acumen including strong analytical, financial modelling, 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
    • 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
    • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
    • Strong proficiency in financial modeling in Excel
    • Solid PowerPoint and presentation development skills
    • Experience with SAP, Business Warehouse, and Microsoft Business Intelligence a plus
    • Minimal travel required – 10%

    Required Personal Characteristics:

    • Demonstrated passion for making a difference
    • Focused, organized, results-oriented individual
    • Ability to work effectively and build strong relationships with peers
    • Successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual, able to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment

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