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Accounting Administrator, Finance Operations - Orangeburg, SC

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Orangeburg, SC, 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 Accounting Administrator compiles and maintains accounts payable records and records payments to customers' accounts and maintains accounts receivable records by performing the following duties. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Checks and verifies approval of all vouchers for payment.  
  • Enters invoices into ERP to complete matching process or to record invoice (i.e. no 3 way match) in ledger and make available for payment, as well as prepared invoice deduction notices as needed.
  • Answers all vendor inquiries and analyzes vendor accounts.
  • Prepares and mails accounts payable checks.
  • Access Citibank system to obtain information including review of positive pay issues, obtain daily bank account information and input wire/ACH payments as necessary.
  • Prints all accounts payable reports and maintains all accounts payable files.
  • Prepares account analysis and reconciliation, as required.
  • Assists with cash receipts and cash disbursements forecasting.
  • Assists in monthly closings including journal entry preparation and recording.
  • Assists with accounts receivable and special projects, as necessary.
  • Assists with entering of finalized cash receipts and updates accounts receivable ledger by customer.
  • Maintains records to support cash posting.
  • Researches and processes charge backs, returns, and bad checks.
  • Assists commercial with accounts receivable phone inquiries and follows up.  
  • Assist in bank account reconciliation.
  • Assists with related special projects, as required.
  • Backup designated payroll activities.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma required.
  • 2+ years of experience in accounts payable, including knowledge of receivable processing and payroll as well as MS Excel and Word experience, required.  
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Cincom ERP system preferred.
  • Accounting experience in manufacturing setting/sector preferred.
  • Must be able to work in an environment with firm deadlines.
  • Ability to assist in solving of problems by researching issue and providing solution(s).
  • Reliable with a good work ethic; manages their efforts to meet business needs.
  • Ability to ask for help when their efforts to address issues are not successful.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as financial policies and procedures, operating instructions, and procedure manuals.  
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, employees of the organization, and the general public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, taxes, and percentages.  
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fraction, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  
  • Ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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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Nearest Major Market: Columbia
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