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Finance Business Partner - Finance Operations

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About GKN Aerospace

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

Job Summary

Our modern manufacturing facility at Western Approach is an International Centre of Excellence in composite wing structure design and production, manufacturing composite wing spars and Fixed Trailing Edge assemblies for some of the world's most popular aircrafts. Reporting to the Finance Controller, we are seeking to recruit a Finance Business Partner to join a team of 4. The successful candidate will perform financial accounting and transaction processing whilst providing analysis, insight and control to the finance function across actuals, forecast and budget. You will ensure that the balance sheet positions for the FBP’s area of responsibility are carefully managed, controlled, reconciled and communicated in line with expectations. This is a collaborative, diverse and engaging role offering the flexibility to work from home for up to 2 days per week, dependent on the needs of the business.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare and book financial data to ensure that P&L and balance sheet positions are correctly reflected 
  • Provide business partnering to site-based functions
  • Provide insight, analysis and reporting to site-based functions, and support in interpreting and acting on financial data
  • Support financial planning and budgeting
  • Provide reporting and analysis
  • Ensure balance sheet positions are reconciled, understood, and aged or judgmental items are actioned
  • Support internal and external audits as required
  • Drive the continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practices 

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


  • Part/newly qualified accountant
  • Experience of managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, pricing, business analytics and reporting



  • Experience of SAP FI/CO modules
  • Knowledge of manufacturing costing 

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. The successful candidate will have a keen eye for detail coupled with strong analytical skills.  You must have the ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Opportunity to earn up to 15% bonus 
  • Hybrid working – giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

Why Join Us

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

Hybrid Work Approach
We understand our employees thrive by working differently, what works for one may not work for another, offering different ways of working is core to us creating a great employee experience. We’re pleased to provide a hybrid working approach enabling you to balance your time between working remotely and working in our offices.  We’re also keen for our employees to achieve a work life balance so we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you should the role be able to accommodate it. 

Join us and keep the world moving … click on the link below to apply