Financial Controller
GKN plc
Luton, United Kingdom
6d ago

About The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to join GKN Aerospace at our Luton Facility, Bedfordshire.

  • Reporting to the General Manager and functionally to the VP of Finance for Special Products Group, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing guidance and support to the finance function and to the Luton site leadership team, particularly;
  • Business partnering
  • Ensuring strong corporate governance
  • Ensuring development of the finance team
  • Ensuring management team has a strong understanding of their impact on critical financial performance measures
  • Supporting the overall objectives of Finance and IT within GKN Aerospace.
  • There is a possibility for this role to be part time for the right person, working a maximum of 20 hours per week

    Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the GM to deliver budget and strategy.
  • To provide insight into site financial performance and support the GM in communications to Specialist Technologies Division leadership team and as appropriate to the Aerospace Division on financial performance and forecasts.
  • Participate in gate reviews’ and provide financial support to the winning of new business.
  • Manage capital appropriations to ensure that capital expenditures are budgeted, properly authorised, spend is controlled and to confirm value delivered from projects.
  • Work closely with the Luton Leadership Team to implement financial aspects of the GOLD operating system and Programme Management.
  • In particular to take responsibility for ensuring Programme Budgets do not over-run without approval.

  • Ensure that financial systems, controls, delegated authorities and reporting throughout the Luton site comply with all national rules and regulations and comply with GKN policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with GKN tax, ensure full compliance with all tax and duty regimes.
  • To own the site Enterprise Risk Management Process and to co-ordinate action on the management team to mitigate enterprise risks.
  • To support compliance with regulations particularly relevant in a defence related business including but not limited to export control, ITAR, DFARS and Anti Bribery and Corruption legislation
  • Day to day people management including activities such as training and career development absence management, performance management, development of PVD system, PDP, recruitment etc.
  • Ensure that all employees are fully conversant and compliant with the Company’s Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed.
  • Any other reasonable duties
  • Experience / Skills :

  • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent experience
  • Ideally with a professional finance qualification
  • Financial leadership experience in a manufacturing environment and SAP experience would be beneficial
  • Experience in a programme orientated environment preferred
  • Proven ability to influence to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Proven ability to effectively handle complex situations and to perform effective analyses in order to derive appropriate solutions
  • Evidence of an ability to instil sound financial management practices, and experience of introducing first class management reporting and control
  • 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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