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Accounts Receivable Generalist - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Dec 27, 2021

Location: Garden Grove, CA, US

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

The Accounts Receivable Generalist provides financial, clerical and administrative services to ensure efficient, timely and accurate payment and invoicing of accounts.  As well as handling any overdue payments according to the company’s policies. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensuring accuracy and efficiency of operations, creation and processing of project invoicing, tracking and monitoring of incoming payments, as well as verifying and posting receipts
  • Posts customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions
  • Maintains detailed records concerning invoices, debits, and credits
  • Managing customer accounts receivable by ensuring timely invoicing and receipt of payments
  • Processes project invoicing to customers in coordination with project management teams Consolidate invoicing backup to support billed values and customer requirements
  • Works with project management teams to reconcile and correct any project or invoicing discrepancies to facilitate improved company cash flow and customer relations
  • Monitors records of aged and outstanding receivable invoices in support of accounting balance sheet reconciliations
  • Verifies validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from sales, trade promotions, customer service departments, and from customers; resolves valid or authorized invoicing deductions by entering adjusting entries
  • Resolves collections issues by examining customer payment plans, payment history, credit line; coordinating contact with project management teams
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Responding to customers who are overdue on payments, and ensuring timely payment of invoices
  • Ability to research, in a timely manner, any unapplied receipts on various subsidiary ledgers
  • Creating and updating custom reports in MS Excel
  • Develop and process monthly journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Process and reconcile intercompany activity on a monthly basis.
  • Performs collections and ensuring timely payment of invoices from customers
  • Performs accounts reconciliation at month-end
  • Performs intercompany reconciliations
  • Performs other duties as required 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in accounting and/or finance or 8 years of experience in accounts receivable lieu of education. 
  • 2 years of hands-on experience in Accounting systems for a manufacturing organization(preferably aerospace, defense or automotive)
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with employees, superiors, and customers.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management 
  • Strong problem solving skills essential, including the ability to conduct thorough research in order to identify issues 
  • Detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate solutions and resolve issues in timely manner.
  • Familiar with ERP environment 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex and matrix environment
  • Excellent customer services skills building effective cross-functional partnerships.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Good understanding of the Aerospace industry


***Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data.

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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