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Accountant - Phoenix, AZ

Date: Nov 5, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, 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 Program Accountant will perform program financial accounting, transaction processing.  Provide analysis, insight and control to the finance function via actual, forecast and budget variance analysis.  The person will ensure that the balance sheet positions for the FBP’s area of responsibility are carefully managed, controlled, reconciled and communicated in line with expectations. The Finance Business Partner will work with other functions within their area of responsibility to drive site performance.  Doing so through provision of robust financial information, holding owners accountable for results. Role will also be accountable for compliance of financial results.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare and book financial data to ensure that P&L and balance sheet positions are correct.
  • Provide business partnering to site based functions – provide insight, analysis and reporting according to their requirements, and support in interpreting and acting on financial data.
  • Support financial planning and budgeting.
  • Provide reporting and analysis.
  • Provide financial decision-making support.
  • Ensure that balance sheet positions are reconciled, understood, and aged or judgmental items are actioned to minimize impacts.
  • Adhere to all financial governance requirements and support internal and external audits as required.
  • Establishes, modifies, documents and coordinates the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures
  • Assist with the management of the annual budget and long term strategic plans
  • Key integration driver between Business Lines and Operation(s)
  • Ensures integrity and accuracy within the process, data stakeholder
  • Executes monthly/quarterly financial forecasts based on internal review(s) between Operations and Business Lines
  • Prepare and deliver month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing activities
  • Performs balance sheet reviews and executes compliance requirements     
  • Facilitates Reporting Unit(s) physical inventory count and corresponding reconciliation
  • Leads preparation for company internal and external audits with answering questions, obtaining documentation and discussing issues regarding a variety of accounting matters
  • Monthly Sales, Conversion Cost, OPBI, Cash, and Inventory reconciliation
  • Internal reporting and business analytics generation (Qlik Reporting, Flash Reporting, etc.)
  • Standard pricing system management and corresponding variance analysis
  • Fixed Asset control owner including CapEx PO, invoice, and cash flow tracking
  • Control owner relating to the integrity of business accounts and ledgers. 
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management to support the company’s goals and objectives 

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or 
•    3+ years of experience in accounting within a large organization. 
•    U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements. 

Additional Qualifications

•    Experience in the manufacturing/aerospace industry preferred.
•    Experience with LN ERP system preferred.
•    Ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented.
•    Ability to prioritize, self-manage and complete work on their own with little supervision.
•    Ability to attend various meetings throughout the week as related to ongoing cross-functional projects and report back necessary information for further action.
•    Understanding of managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, pricing, business analytics and reporting.
•    Strong analytical skills.
•    Strong attention to detail; diligent.
•    Connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrates emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly, collaboratively and persuasively.
•    Ability to learn quickly and work independently.
•    GKN experience preferred.

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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