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Finance Business Systems Specialist

Date: Sep 28, 2022

Location: Tallassee, AL, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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


As a Centre of Excellence (CoE) ERP Specialist, you will act as a skilled and knowledgeable team member whose role is to provide the business global support and deliver best practices around the design and implementation of ERP applications and solutions in line with the business requirements.
Working as a member of the global ERP Team, the ERP Specialist will play a role in provisioning ‘Build’ (Global ERP Standard Template) and ‘Run’ to continuously improve and support the ERP platform within the agreed SLA.
The ERP specialist forms part of the wider IT applications team, an integral part of the global IT organization. You will be a trusted partner to the business in providing ERP applications and solutions in line with the IT operating model, working alongside the IT business partners, project management office, security and IT operations teams.

Job Responsibilities


•    User Support in troubleshooting both ERP and business process issues.
•    Analyze user operational procedures to develop functional systems requirements and advise and instruct other staff responsible for development.
•    Improve process flow and user documentation for different CINCOM related modules and enhance user knowledge and competency.
•    Other duties as assigned based on business needs: i.e., special projects, Enhancements etc.
•    The ERP Analyst is responsible for project tracking and control for assigned modules or systems, serving as a liaison between functional and technical resources to manage the development of new system functionality, upgrades, system modifications, and day-to-day problem analysis, issue tracking, and resolution.
•    Ability to translate the functional and non-functional business requirements into a technical solutions design.

Job Qualifications


Basic Qualifications:

•    A minimum of 3 years of experience ERP and Financial systems. 
•    3+years of experience with Oracle database to include creating/maintaining functions, stored procedures, etc.
•    A minimum of 3 years of implementation experience of large ERP applications with emphasis on Finance modules, specifically Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Cash Management and Sub ledger Accounting.
•    3+ years of experience with reporting of financial data. 
•    3+ years of experience with SFTP and other business integration methods.
•    A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with end users and business teams for requirements gathering, understanding customer needs. 

Preferred Qualifications:

•    GKN Experience.
•    Should be familiar with common finance business practices like EDI, Supplier Financing Programs, and automated invoicing.
•    Should be able to handle complex account reconciliations in standard and actual costing environments.
•    CINCOM Control and Unit4 Financials in a manufacturing environment 
•    Knowledge of rules and regulations for compliance adherence purposes, and country/region specific knowledge appropriate to role.
•    Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions.
•    Ability to be proactive and take initiative, including performance of duties exercising independent judgement.
•    Works independently; receives minimal guidance.
•    Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
•    Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Strong problem solving skills.
•    Contributes to process improvements.
•    Professionalism and flexibility

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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