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Site Finance Manager - Medium Site

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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 Site Finance Manager is the key manager for all site level financial matters. They are the business partner to the Site Leader and report to the Global Finance Director.  The role has primary day-to-day responsibility for the integrity of financial data on site. This encompasses robust transactional processing, local management judgement, governance and reporting as well as the ownership of systems enabling the planning, control and reporting of financial results for both management and statutory purposes including overall P&L, balance sheet and cash accountability for the site.

Job Responsibilities

  • Business partnering
  • Ensuring strong corporate governance
  • Ensuring development of the finance team
  • Ensuring management team has a strong understanding of their impact on critical financial performance measures
  • Supporting the overall objectives of Finance within GKN Aerospace.
  • Work closely with the site lead and operations & business lines finance to deliver and offer insight into site financial performance, budget and strategy, and ensure that costs and results are controlled and reported  appropriately
  • Develop and maintain a system of costing and reporting required to support management requirements.

Job Responsivities

  • Manage capital appropriations to ensure that capital expenditures are budgeted, properly authorized, spend is controlled and to confirm value delivered from projects.
  • Ensure that financial systems, controls, delegated authorities and reporting throughout the site comply with all national rules and regulations and comply with GKN policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with GKN tax, ensure full compliance with all tax and duty regimes.
  • To own the site Enterprise Risk Management Process and to co-ordinate action on the management team to mitigate enterprise risks.
  • To support compliance with regulations particularly relevant in a defense related business including but not limited to export control, ITAR, DFARS and Anti Bribery and Corruption legislation.
  • Ensure that the onsite finance team has the appropriate caliber of staff and that development plans are in place to ensure peoples’ potential is maximized. To ensure recruitment and promotion take account of GKN’s diversity policies.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • 7+ years of accounting/finance/controllership experience, including experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 2+ years of leadership/management experience in accounting/finance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Experience of local ERP system.
  • Experience of working within a matrix organization.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in building and developing effective team.
  • Strong in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, pricing, business analytics and reporting.

Job Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Recognized accounting qualification plus 3+ years PQE.
  • Clear understanding of relevant technical accounting framework.
  • Good understanding of the Aerospace industry.
  • GKN experience preferred.       


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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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