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IPT Financial Controller

Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: Blythe Valley, GB Luton, GB Bristol, GB East Cowes, GB Portsmouth, GB Bristol, GB

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

The IPT FC is the senior finance lead for the Integrated Program team (IPT). They are a key business partner to the IPT lead and Key Customer FD
The FC and team provide financial insights that drive decisions, financial forecasts, and business plans. The role has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related activities for the program and its respective contracts. They drive financial performance through high quality decision support and FP&A, including overall P&L, sales and margin management, and close control over working capital
Activities include the restructuring of the business control model from a site controlled model towards a business line controlled model, monthly forecasting, long-term and short term budgeting, follow-up of work-in-progress and customer billing issues, prepare and follow-up internal and external audits and roll out of several improvement projects. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Responsibility for a true and fair presentation of all assigned defense program financial position, results and forecasts.
•    Adherence to IFRS standards and GKN corporate accounting policies.

•    Customer Program Director
•    Local Site Finance Team
•    Defense BL Finance Team
•    IPT(s) of all GKN companies involved
•    Program Managers / Operations Managers
•    External and Internal auditors

Authorizations & responsibilities
•    Delivering program level results by building a successful network, driving its performance and leveraging best practice
•    Monitor/report financial performance by analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; analyze/minimize the impact of variances by developing improvements
•    Implementing and managing metrics and measurements to successfully manage, control and profitably grow the business
•    Analyzing financial processes of all assigned Defense programs throughout the group, identify gaps in intercompany transactions, non-compliance with accounting policies and/or potential financial risk areas;
•    Supports new business development activities as required
•    Analyze budget and forecasts and ensure reliability (budget, forecast and strategic planning); identify risks and opportunities to budget/forecast
•    Coordinate closure actions on aged debtors
•    Identifying  and evaluating bottlenecks in financial processes, techniques and systems;
•    Developing and implementing the use of standard follow-up systems supported by the respective accounting systems in use;
•    Make sure internal controls are in place and adhered to;
•    Prepare accurate entries/reports/schedules needed to complete a timely financial close  in accordance with IFRS

Job Qualifications

     Ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented.
     Demonstrated track record of success as a senior finance professional
     Excels in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, pricing, business analytics and reporting;
     Proven track record of eam building or people development;
     Strong analytical skills;
     Forward-thinking and takes a global view regarding the business;
     Connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrates emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly, collaboratively and persuasively;
     Recognised accounting qualification plus 5+ years PQE
     Clear understanding of relevant technical accounting framework
     Good understanding of the Aerospace industry 

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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