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Finance Manager - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Jan 8, 2022

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

Position will perform professional financial analysis and planning duties to support overall programs, processes and strategies and objectives including consolidation and analysis of financial and operation data and reports, presentations to management, financial modeling for budgeting and forecasting.  This position will also perform general financial accounting tasks such as processing, recording, reporting, maintenance and analysis of financial transactions.  Position will work manage members of the Finance team and work with a diverse team including Planning, Purchasing, Engineering and Corporate employees.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and prepare comprehensive analysis including budgets, forecasts, sales analysis, profitability analysis, cash flow analysis, CAPEX and review of actual versus budgeted expenses
  • Consolidates monthly financial data
  • Prepares weekly and monthly reporting packages, which support the financial and operational management of the business
  • Calculates product development revenue using percentage of completion methods
  • Identifies cost reduction opportunities
  • Interfaces with internal, governmental and other financial auditors as required
  • Assists in preparation of financial analysis to support capital projects
  • Implements process improvements
  • Some International Travel
  • Must be able to work within restrictions imposed by ITAR and other governmental regulations

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Business Administration
  • 7 years of experience in a Public Accounting and/or Manufacturing environment 
  • 5 years of combined experience with financial planning and analysis, data analytics, improving data automation, data mining, data reliability and forecast accuracy, and ERP system implementations
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirement


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Management roles and display problem-solving capabilities
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • Experience dealing with Government Accounting, DCAA/DCMA audit
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Manufacturing Finance and Accounts
  • Good understanding of the Aerospace industry
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Accounting Software preferred



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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