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Accountant - Amityville NY

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Amityville, NY, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Controller, the Accountant performs the accounting function of ensuring the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying and entering transactions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements. Prepare & post journal entries related to payroll, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, general accruals, and intercompany activities. 
  • Prepare and maintain account analyses, schedules, and reconciliations for prepaid expenses, accrued liabilities, payroll and related benefits, intercompany balances, cash and expenses.  
  • Prepare weekly/monthly reports for management, assist in preparation of annual budgets; additional ad-hoc reporting as required.
  • Prepare cash forecasts for cash receipts and cash disbursements.
  • Communicate monthly with all budget owners by sending reports comparing actual results to forecasts and budgets.
  • Actively participate in month-end close and financial reporting activities
  • Coordinate with our Program Management Team to follow-up on past due receivables and obtain payment commitments for all open receivables.
  • Participate in monthly meetings to discuss open items.
  • Contact outside reclaim companies to obtain payment commitments on open balances.
  • Create assets, disposals, and run depreciation and fixed assets registers in the FAS system on a timely basis. Prepare corresponding journal entries.  
  • Assist with annual external audit. Complete requested materials. Assist in preparing assigned schedules for annual and interim audit. Assist in the preparation of periodic tax packages and annual accounts. 
  • Review daily banking activity, prepare back up for cash application as necessary, reconcile intercompany loan statements, resolve issues with bank such as cleared check difference, and maintain updated bank mandate. 
  • Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedure. Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.  
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent from an accredited university required
  • 2+ years of experience in the accounting field, preferably in a manufacturing industry setting, required.
  • General ledger experience required.
  • Advanced-level skills with MS Excel required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate to advanced experienced with MS Office, specifically MS Excel.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of accounting software packages for general ledger accounting 
  • Ability to effectively and independently handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including email.
  • Desire to communicate opportunities for improvement.


Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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