Axalta Coating Systems

Assistant Global Controller

Job Locations US-PA-Glen Mills
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/5/2021 2:30 PM)
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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.

Primary Responsibilities

The Assistant Controller will report to the VP, Global Controller and will be responsible for managing the Corporate accounting function, which includes the consolidations, technical accounting, SEC financial reporting and internal controls teams. This individual will also collaborate and provide guidance to regional controllership teams and other global functional teams (HR, Legal, Treasury, Tax, etc.) with respect to accounting, finance and internal controls topics. This individual will frequently collaborate and work with executives and must be an effective communicator and project manager and be able to document conclusions in a clear and concise manner. This position will be based in Glen Mills, PA.


This position has a clear path of progression and ample developmental opportunities.

  • Oversee the monthly close process via the Consolidations team
  • Manage the preparation, review and filing of quarterly and annual SEC financial statements
  • Provide US GAAP technical accounting guidance globally, including ownership of new accounting guidance adoptions
  • Resolve accounting matters with external auditors
  • Draft and review technical white papers to address accounting issues
  • Issue accounting policies for our global organization
  • Manage the internal control environment, including the migration and remapping of our control environment to align with new financial processes resulting from the in-process global SAP S4 Hana implementation
  • Manage corporate accounting responsibilities including, global pension coordination, annual goodwill impairment analysis, stock compensation accounting and derivative accounting
  • Significant involvement and contributions to acquisition activities including leading the coordination on all purchase accounting matters


Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related area
  • 15+ years of experience, with Public and Industry experience preferred
  • CPA required
  • SAP/HFM experience helpful
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and technical accounting skills
  • Extensive experience with Financial Statements and SEC Reporting
  • Experience in Consolidation Accounting or External Reporting helpful
  • Experience with process/controls documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and under tight deadlines

“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees."



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