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Management Accountant (Wing Systems and Wing Assembly)

United Kingdom
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Advertising End Date:
25 Oct 2018
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About The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Management Accountant at our world class Aerospace manufacturing site in Filton, Bristol.

The role will report to the Operations Finance Manager and is responsible for providing business partnering support to the Wing Assembly and Wing Systems business areas, with the following:

•             Proactive management & control of the cost base.

•             Develop the financial reporting & accounting systems to meet the business needs.

The ideal Candidate will be fully qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) and with a track record of forging strong stakeholder relationships.

Key Responsibilities

1.            Monthly reporting, forecasting & budgeting for Wing Assembly and Wing Systems cost centres.

2.            Production of internal monthly forecasts & annual budgets for Wing Assembly and Wing Systems deliverables, to ensure that the outputs are challenged & realistic& variances are understood & valid.

3.            Completion of monthly variance analysis models e.g. margin by deliverable, Direct Materials, balance sheet reconciliations, forecast variances.

4.            Day today management of the cost base, ensuring rigorous control, to ensure that spend is monitored, controlled & challenged. Active involvement in business challenge / cost reduction opportunities.

5.            Supporting the new business & programme accountants to ensure that appropriate &informed decisions are made, with alignment to the local strategy, mission statement & business values.

6.            Preparation, review & present the monthly reporting packs.

7.            Support the capital submissions – DCF modelling, challenge of assumptions and supporting presentation to senior management. Ongoing monitoring of project spend thereafter to ensure that benefits are captured & delivered.

8.            Run /collate daily and weekly business Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to form a KPI dashboard and distribute to senior management, driving ownership &continuous improvement. 

9.            Business partner with the Head of Wing Assembly / Wing Systems & their team, supporting any ad hoc requests. 

10.          Develop financial knowledge of non-financial managers within the business as appropriate.

11.          Assist in the development of finance reporting systems. Fully support and develop continuous improvement activities to ensure that improvements are captured, validate & reported.

12.          Ensuring adequate financial controls are in place and maintained acting as the conscience of the business ensuring that general controls and processes are adhered to at all times, in line with FRCA.

13.          Adhoc reporting & any other duties as required.

  • Compliance with all risk assessments and company Environment, Health & Safety procedures relevant to all work activities
  • Reporting of all incidents, accidents and near misses as per the company’s procedure and implementation of identified corrective actions
  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping in designated work area(s)
  • Champion ‘Export Control’ compliance activities, ensuring you and where applicable, members of your team, adhere to the site ‘Technical Control Plan (TCP)’, guaranteeing compliance with Export Control Regulations, controls, training and systems.


Qualifications and Skills - Formal Qualifications


Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) – certification check.


Specific Functional Capability, Knowledge and Skills Required


Previous experience of working in a fast paced, PLC manufacturing environment.

Previous working experience of SAP.

Excellent standard of computer literacy, particularly in using spread sheets.

Experience of working to strict deadlines in a demanding and pressured environment


 Export Control understanding and regulatory requirements



About Us

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.

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