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Program Support Controller

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location: Hoogeveen, NL

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

About the opportunity

As our Site Program Support Controller you are primary responsible for the accurate and complete recording of the program performance for an operational site. The primary duties for the  Program Support Controller will include managing accounting records, evaluating and managing risk, ensuring compliance with regulations, overseeing accounting operations, analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditure, forecasting revenue and cost as well as cashflow and coordinating auditing processes. You are part of a team of 10 controllers and will report to the head of site control. This position is based in  Hoogeveen

Your responsibilities

•    You support the accounting function in monthly closes
•    You support the reporting function in operational analysis and program developments into the site operations. 
•    You execute internal control measures regarding the complete and accurate recording of program activities
•    You control balances reconciliation with customers, and drive improvements in the field with Accounts Receivable.
•    You are pro-actively part of the matrix organization.
•    You maintain and control the balance sheet specification related to the program and pro-actively work with accounting to be compliant with GKN FACTS. 
•    You perform detailed financial analysis on the program and assure the site financial business partner receives input for the daily management board. 
•    You deliver analysis to the Head of Site Control, the local finance business partner as well as the IPT control regarding risks and opportunities of a certain site program on the performance in the operational site
•    You contribute to the reporting requests from the IPT controller
•    You assist the Head of Site control and the IPT controller with preparing program results by contributing financial and accounting insight, analysis, and recommendations; 
•    You prepare and assist in local governmental requirements (Subsidies etc.)
•    You assist with governmental audits (FAR/CAS) when applicable
•    You prepare documentation, internal controls and monitors transfer pricing on site to site and program level where applicable

What do you need to be successful in this role?

•    You have a demonstrated 2-5 year track record of success as a financial accounting professional
•    You excel in accounting, control and reporting with a manufacturing view;
•    You fully understand the first and highest priority of this role is to be in control of the accounted results from an accuracy and completeness perspective
•    You have strong analytical skills;
•    You have a Bachelor’s Degree  (accountancy or Business economics)
•    You are a forward-thinking person and take a global view regarding the business;
•    You connect and build strong relationships with others, demonstrate emotional intelligence and have an ability to communicate clearly, collaboratively and persuasively;    
•    You have clear understanding of relevant technical accounting framework
•    You have good understanding of the Aerospace industry 
•    You are a Team player who understands the matrix and gets this working
•    You understand the perspective of different roles and exposures
•    You have a want-to-know attitude

Our offer

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance , we offer you  opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary, pension plan, 40 days off and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.


More Information?
For more information about this job please contact our recruiter Stephanie Springer via stephanie.springer@fokker.com 


Do you like to come on board? Apply directly with your CV and motivation via the "apply now" button

We are looking forward to  your application.

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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