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Finance Business Partner II

Date: May 31, 2022

Location: Newington, CT, US Muncie, IN, 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

Under the general direction of the Controller, the Senior Accountant will perform accounting activities to ensure compliance with IFRS, corporate policies and external auditors. The Senior Accountant will have an active role in financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, monthly closing, journal entries and account analysis. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Accounting: Coordinate the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all cost incurred are properly recorded, preparing/reviewing journal entries and account reconciliations. Identify and resolve financial accounting issues.
  • Reporting & Analysis:  Preparation of Monthly financial statements/forecasts in One Stream software.  Assist in preparation of management reports and accompanying schedules, worksheets, and narratives including “Budget vs. Actual” variance reports.  Coordinate and complete periodic Corporate Tax Packages and regulatory filings. 
  • Audits:  Assist with external and internal audits /reviews. Complete requested materials timely. 
  • Internal Control:  Evaluate and Document procedures and workflow to achieve accurate and efficient accounting systems, safeguard company assets and ensure transactions are recorded properly.  
  • Systems: Assist with system enhancements to increase efficiency, including testing and final approval for upgrades of system reports and automating processes. 
  • Cash: Forecasting and monitoring cash projections to actual 
  • Fixed Assets: Maintain fixed asset subsidiary ledger in Sage FAS software, depreciation schedules, costing appropriateness of new assets and monitoring asset costs against approved expenditures.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedure.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent, required.
  • 4+ years of progressive experience in the accounting field, including experience in a manufacturing industry, required.
  • 4+ years of intermediate-to-advanced experience with MS Excel required, including functions such as pivot, v-lookups, and formulas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Through understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, including IFRS.
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including email.
  • Intermediate to advanced experienced with MS Word and Access.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of fully integrated ERP software packages.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.

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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