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Financial Controller - Newington, CT

Date: Mar 24, 2021

Location: Newington, CT, 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 Financial Controller is the senior finance lead and a key business partner. In addition to management of the business plan, the Financial Controller and team provide financial insights that drive decisions, financial forecasts, and business plans. The role has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related activities for the program and its respective contracts. They drive financial performance through high quality decision support and FP&A, including overall P&L, sales and margin management, and close control over working capital.

Job Responsibilities

  • Delivering program level results by building a successful network, driving its performance and leveraging best practice.
  • Delivering program results by contributing financial and accounting insight, analysis, and recommendations.
  • Implementing strategies by evaluating trends; implementing critical measurements; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Developing the organization by identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement.
  • Developing financial strategies by forecasting cash (particularly working capital) and resource requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing and implementing action plans.
  • Monitoring financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Reporting financial status by developing forecasts; reporting results; analyzing variances; developing improvements.
  • Implementing and managing metrics and measurements to successfully manage, control and profitably grow the business.
  • Identifying, assessing and communicating risks and exposures and developing measures to effectively mitigate these on a timely basis.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business.
  • 8+ years of experience in accounting or finance, including 3+ years in a controller or similar role. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented.
  • Demonstrated track record of success as a senior finance professional.
  • Excels in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, pricing, business analytics and reporting.
  • Proven track record of team building or people development.
  • 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 5+ years PQE.
  • Clear understanding of relevant technical accounting framework.
  • Good understanding of the Aerospace industry.

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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