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Senior Financial Analyst - Orangeburg, SC

Date: Jun 19, 2022

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 Senior Financial Analyst performs and oversees financial accounting and transaction processing and provide analysis, insight and control to the Business Line finance function across actuals, forecast and budget. They will ensure that the balance sheet and cash positions for the program are carefully managed, controlled, reconciled and communicated in line with expectations.  They will drive on site performance through the provision of robust financial information and by holding owners accountable for improving it.  Finally, they will ensure that the business processes to do this reflect consistent best practice

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare and book financial data to ensure that program P&L and balance sheet positions are correctly reflected in our accounts.
  • Support program control and management in preparing operational review meetings based on dashboards.
  • Where required by the role, perform invoicing and credit control.
  • Ensure that balance sheet positions are reconciled, understood, and aged or judgmental items are actioned to minimise them.
  • Support internal and external audits of program positions.
  • Provide insight into the progress of the main business drivers that enable the Business Line to meet short and longer-term targets.
  • Supports/facilitate in managing financial risks and opportunities, in particular claims management, contract performance, and variances to business case.
  • Support business development management by adding insights in the preparing and updating of business cases for key proposals and key decision milestones.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required. 
  • 4+ years of FP&A experience, including MS Excel experience and experience in a manufacturing industry/setting, required.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, specifically Cincom, preferred.
  • Financial modeling experience preferred.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented.
  • Understanding of managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, pricing, business analytics and reporting.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Keen attention to detail; diligent.
  • 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.
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of the aerospace industry.
  • GKN Experience.

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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