Finance Manager - Treasury, Transactions & Governance


GKN Aerospace
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Up to £65,000 per annum DOE

Job Highlights
  • GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier, with a mission to be the most trusted and sustainable partner in the sky.
  • We are looking for an ambitious person who is keen to grow their career by taking responsibility for managing the Treasury, Transactions & Governance of multiple sites.
  • We offer opportunity to earn up to 22.5% annual bonus, car allowance (£5,500 annually), and more.
Job Requirements/Description

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job summary

A truly global business 

Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £3.35bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions. We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a difference 

It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers

At our Filton site, we specialise in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. Reporting directly to the Finance Director, we are seeking a new Finance Manager, to join the team, focussing on Treasury, Transactions & Governance. This role is known internally as Finance Manager (Treasury, Transactions & Governance). In this role, you will lead a busy and high-performing team of 5 who provide an efficient and effective service to our Bristol manufacturing operations.   

How you'll contribute

In this role, you will:

  • Have responsibility for financial reporting, delivery of the Strategic Plan and transactional processing.
  • Co-ordinate the annual external audit and any internal audit visits.
  • Co-ordinate foreign exchange reporting requirements; this includes month end foreign currency reporting, quarterly forecasting for hedge purposes, monthly review of hedges in place and consideration of additional hedge requirements, to be arranged with Group Treasury.
  • Complete and submit Government returns to ensure the site meets external reporting requirements.
  • Ensure a robust financial control environment is maintained and documented in the Ways of Working, reviewing at least annually to confirm it is still fit for purpose.
  • Oversee SAP GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) process adherence, ensuring monthly reporting of results and escalation & remedy of instances of non-compliance and annual review & challenge of all business controls.
  • Coordinate peer-to-peer Balance Sheet reviews (usually completed twice per year).
  • Manage the AP and AR teams to deliver an efficient and cost-effective service to the Filton & Western Approach businesses.
  • Ensure development plans are in place and actively managed to ensure team members are developed with a view to succession planning.
  • Responsibility for VAT and other statutory reporting.
  • Manage lease reporting requirements under IFRS16.
  • Have responsibility for the annual insurance review and return completion.

The role may evolve into covering all reporting units of GKN Aerospace in the UK in the future, we are looking for an experienced but ambitious person who is keen to grow their career by taking responsibility for managing the Treasury, Transactions & Governance of multiple sites.

What you'll bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

Essential:

  • Professional accounting qualification (ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Experience working within the manufacturing sector
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and Financial Reporting
  • Understanding of financial controls and processes
  • Experience of Financial forecasting and planning
  • Managing teams
  • Experience working within a fast paced UK plc. environment
  • Good working knowledge of an ERP system (SAP preferable).

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of working in a fast-paced, multisite PLC manufacturing environment.
  • Previous working experience in SAP.
  • Export control understanding and regulatory requirements
  • Experience of working to strict deadlines in a demanding environment.

What we offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Base salary of up to £65,000pa DOE
  • Opportunity to earn up to 22.5% annual bonus 
  • Car allowance (£5,500 annually)
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Flexible working hours including the ability to finish at 12noon on a Friday
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days' holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Free on-site parking, canteen, shop, bike sheds, Cycle To Work Scheme, shopping discounts 
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment with significant career development opportunities

A great place to work needs a great way of working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A great place to work needs a great way of working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology. ?

GKN Aerospace
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Up to £65,000 per annum DOE

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