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Programme Management Accountant

Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft 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.

The Opportunity

Based at our Filton site, our new Programme Financial Accountant will perform programme financial accounting and transaction processing and provide analysis, insight and control to the finance function across actuals, forecast and budget. As a key part of the Manufacturing Finance team, you will be integral to the functional success of our manufacturing programmes, by ensuring that the balance sheet and cash positions for the programme are carefully managed, controlled, reconciled and communicated in line with expectations. You will drive on-site programme performance through the provision of robust financial information and by holding owners accountable for improving it, ensuring that the business processes to do this reflect consistent best practice. Salary from £40,000 + benefits

How You'll Contribute

As a Programme Financial Accountant, reporting into the Site Finance Director, you’ll join the Manufacturing Finance team and take responsibility for:

  •  Prepare and book financial data to ensure that program P&L and balance sheet positions are correctly reflected in our accounts
  •  Support programme control and management in preparing operational review meetings based on dashboards
  •  Where required by the role, perform invoicing and credit control
  •  Ensure that balance sheet positions are reconciled, understood, and aged or judgmental items are actioned to minimise them
  •  Support internal and external audits of programme positions
  •  Provide insight into the progress of the main business drivers that enable the Business Line to meet short and longer-term targets
  •  Supports/facilitate in managing financial risks and opportunities, in particular claims management, contract performance, and variances to business case
  •  Support business development management by adding insights in the preparing and updating of business cases for key proposals and key decision milestones.

What You'll Bring

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

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented.
  • Experience of SAP FI/CO modules 
  • Understanding of managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, pricing, business analytics and reporting;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Keen attention to detail; diligent
  • 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

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Opportunity to earn up to 15% bonus plus Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    On-site parking, a staff canteen and a 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! 

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.

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