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Finance Business Partner

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Luton, 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 Luton sits within the Aerospace Group and is a world leader in the production of transparencies and ice protection systems for both civil and military markets. Our customer’s trust GKN to deliver the critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full coaching, guidance and mentoring.
The Role: 
The job holder will join a finance team of 4 – consisting of the Finance Manager, Trainee Accountant, Credit Controller and Accounts Payable assistant. You will work closely with staff at all levels within the business and provide first line support to the Financial Manager and general support to the business. 

Job Responsibilities

     Prepare financial data to ensure Programme P&L and balance sheet positions are correctly reflected.
     Support a 3 day month end close
     Collating data and inputting it into One Stream
     Support internal Capital Expenditure and Cost Centre reviews
     Support Programme Management with monthly results
     Prepare and post monthly accruals, prepayments and team journals
     Support balance sheet and internal/external audit reviews
     Assist with the annual cost roll up and year end processes in SAP.
     Ensure that balance sheet positions are reconciled, understood, and aged or judgmental items are actioned.
     Preparation of annual budgets & quarterly forecasts
     VAT and Tax pack analysis
     Drive the continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practices.
     The job holder will be employed on a full-time basis working 37 hours per week and be willing to work some additional hours as necessary (e.g. month end). 

Job Qualifications

     ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified/part qualified.
     Extensive experience of SAP FI/CO modules desirable.
     Strong technical accounting knowledge
     Advanced level Excel is required along with the ability to learn quickly and work on your own initiative.
     Ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team.
     A good understanding of budgets, product costing, financial controls and reporting;
     Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
     Forward-thinking and builds strong relationships with others and an ability to communicate clearly, collaboratively and persuasively.
     Attention to detail and diligent
     Ability to react quickly and re-organise work load.
     Manufacturing experience preferred but not essential

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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