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Financial Controller - Phoenix, AZ

Date: Dec 29, 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 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

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 Finance Controller is the senior finance lead for the Integrated Program team (IPT). They are a key business partner to the IPT lead and Key Customer Finance Director.  In addition to management of the business plan, the FC 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.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • 5+ years of accounting and/or finance experience, including experience in a manufacturing environment, required.
  • 2+ years of management and/or leadership experience required.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Aerospace industry experience 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.
  • 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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