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Financial Planning Analyst

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

An exciting role for a Financial Planning Analyst has become available at our world class Aerospace manufacturing site in Filton, Bristol.

The successful Candidate will be responsibility for supporting the generation of the monthly Filton P+L site forecast and annual budgeting including the creation and maintaining of financial reporting to assist in business planning at Filton and support in any continuous improvements which help drive ongoing process improvements.

Job Responsibilities
  • Co-ordination and production of forecast headcounts, sales, direct materials, overheads and labour costs for inclusion within ongoing budgeting and forecasting. 
  • Ensure all inputs are robust, fit for purpose and have been adequately challenged and reviewed. This should include the sales and cost of sales elements within the ‘Blue Box’.
  • Ensure commentary is completed which assists in explaining movements and variances across the key business drivers.  
  • Ensure forecast / budget data is loaded appropriately and timely into SAP.
  • Administer the forecast and budget timetables to ensure all participants are aware of the timetable and the required deliverables (including meeting schedules) and for the final distribution of forecast reports.
  • Publish monthly KPI targets used in the monitoring of business performance. These include headcount, sales, overtime, recoveries and scrap. 
  • Completion of monthly ‘true-up’ pricing calculations and associated journal postings. Responsibility of ad-hoc ‘true-up’ activities as requested.
  • Support and develop process improvements which enhance the business forecasting. This should include encouragement of best practice amongst peers and the business to foster the most effective systems and processes underpinning forecasting and planning.
  • Provide holiday cover for the Financial Planning Manager as appropriate


Qualifications and Skills


  • Educated to degree level
  • Professional accounting qualification 


  • Proactive self-starter adept working to tight and changing deadlines. Attention to detail with an ability to communicate clearly and effectively and establish credibility across differing functions in a professional manner.
  • Specific Functional Capability, Knowledge and Skills Required


  • Include details of how these can be assessed during recruitment e.g. certification check, interview, selection test, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Financial Reporting
  • Understanding of financial controls and processes
  • Experience of Financial forecasting and planning
  • Experience working within a fast paced UK plc. environment


  • Experience of working within the manufacturing sector
  • Use of SAP
  • Use of Hyperion

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