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Entry Level/Graduate Engineering Business Controller - UK

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: East Cowes, 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

GKN Aerospace Cowes have a fantastic opportunity for entry level Engineering Business Controller to join the team. We are looking for someone who has recently graduated from a Business related degree or similar qualification.

The successful candidate will be based on the Isle of Wight and will be expected to provide support to the Business Manager and Director of Business Management with regards to commercial, procurement, financial and data analysis activities, including liaison with external supplier personnel and internal GKN Managers as required.

The candidate will be given support and training in the position, whilst day to day, having full involvement in the following aspects of the role.

Job Responsibilities

Attendance and Activity Cost Collection
Update of budget coverage (WPAF)
Setup and administration of activity booking (ERP) systems
Provision of routine and ad hoc project reports to chief engineers and programme managers
Enablement of and advice to engineers with regards to recording their time, attendance and activity
Adjustments/corrections to job bookings in support of projects under direction from programme managers & chief engineers
Liaison with the GKN Bangalore business support team (data loaders) and checking their inputs
Input of activity on behalf of engineers unable to connect to the reporting system

Procurement Management
Administration of Purchase Order Requests
Review of external and internal invoices into engineering prior to approval or rejection
Maintenance of purchase tracker and register of planned purchases

Commercial Management
Registration and maintenance of commercial documents NDAs/MSAs/WPAs
Maintenance of register of SoW releases and collation of supplier proposals

Finance Management
Compilation of non-activity recharges in and out of engineering (e.g. employee expenses and site recharges)
Assembly and pivoting of invoicing reports to enable the Finance Controller to enact and report month-end recoveries and financial journals
Co-ordination of charges into Engineering from GKN India, Papendrecht, Munich, ELMO, Bucharest, Helmond, etc.
Maintenance of financial accruals relating to department expenditure
Assistance with creation of annual budgets

General Management
Data analysis for KPI reporting (financial, attendance, overtime, budget coverage, PO levels, etc)
Chasing of inputs and approvals – timesheets, purchase orders, WPAFs, Supplier requests to invoice and invoice submission/payments
Liaison with Resource Co-Ordinators with regards to headcount and activity reporting

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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