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Accounting Administrator - Finance Operations

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Wellington, KS, 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 (Accounts Payable) performs accounts payable duties in a timely manner. They possess strong organizational skills to maintain an efficient work environment as well as collaborate with team members and perform other adhoc duties as required/needed. They are able to maintain Accounts Payable updates and reconciled to with the bank statements and A/P ledger on a weekly basis

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate effectively with suppliers/vendors, and internal customers - such as Procurement, Purchasing, and Receiving.
  • Display a positive, proactive attitude and possess strong communication (written & verbal) skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Process A/P invoices, verifying proper approval and support documentation, assigning proper G/L coding, review and validation of compliance to the corporate policies.
  • Complete bank account reconciliation.
  • Maintain A/P sub ledger reconciliation to A/P G/L accounts I on a weekly basis; while properly classifying, posting and recording A/P data. 
  • Resolve invoice holds and aged disbursements by following through with internal and external customers.  Ensure supplier credits are received, also with appropriate resolution and follow-up, for outstanding debit notes.
  • Familiar with automated ERP and A/P processes, ACH, SCF Supply Chain Finance, 3 Way Match process, EDI portals.
  • Ability to provide weekly payment projections for current month and quarter, Monitor recurring expenses in order to properly account for in the monthly accruals and projections.
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned, including cross training activities.
  • Promote continuous improvement mindset by improving and adapting to ever evolving business requirements.
  • Ensure the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in accounts payable, including experience in a manufacturing environment, required.  
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of an ERP system required.  
  • Mid- to high-level experience with MS Excel, including functions such as pivot tables, formulas and v-lookups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two-year degree in Accounting, or additional experience.
  • A/R experience / exposure
  • Accounting experience with functions such as reconciliations, balance sheets, month-end processes, running checks.
  • Strong organizational skills, must be able to communicate effectively with others, both internally and externally and perform the job in a courteous, friendly, cooperative manner.
  • Ability to work additional hours, especially during month end and other critical financial cycles. Focus on timely and accurate completion of tasks, including strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • 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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