GKN IPT Finance Leader in Orangeburg, South Carolina
IPT Finance Leader
Country: United States
Work Location: Orangeburg
State: South Carolina
Advertising End Date: Not Specified
Job Type: Regular
About The Opportunity
What you’ll do
In this role the Program Finance Leader supports the program managers and IPT team with program specific analysis, models, KPIs, and guidance to ensure business targets are measured and achieved. This role plays a key role in setting the operating rhythm of the IPT team and drives monthly forecasting, budgeting, and strategic planning, as well as variance and ad hoc analysis.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop monthly forecasts & annual budgets.
Track risks & opportunities to the forecast each month & develop clear variance analysis of actuals to forecasts.
Create & implement analysis, models, KPIs, and guidance to the IPT team as needed to ensure business targets are measured & achieved.
Identify financial risks, develop mitigation plans with business case justification.
Responsible for monthly closing process related to IPT responsibilities, including ensuring the accuracy of reporting, transactions, and journal entries as needed.
Lead continuous improvement projects both within Finance & cross functionally.
Drive cost out initiatives & lead cross functional efforts to reduce product cost.
Assist in the development of finance reporting systems.
Develop financial knowledge within the business IPT as appropriate.
Ensure adequate financial controls are in place and maintained.
Liaison with finance customers including management representatives, internal & external auditors and local users of financial data.
Create financial models and performance reports for the Program Manager.
Identify and resolve problems that have a direct or indirect impact on financial results.
Lead special projects as needed.
Perform other finance and accounting duties as required.
Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance.
8 years of experience in accounting or finance
Aerospace industry experience preferred
IPT &/or Manufacturing industry experience.
Business acumen and understanding of business operations.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent PC skills in Microsoft Excel and Windows Suite.
Capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines.
Strong organizational skills and process adherence skills.
Self-motivated & highly energetic.
Prefer candidates with Government Accounting experience.
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.
GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 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. 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.
Diversity and Inclusion
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.