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Airbus | Herndon, VA
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Job Description

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

The Functions Controlling and Enterprise Risk Management position reports directly to the Head of Record to Report, Central Controlling and ERM in Airbus Americas, Inc. In this role, he/she is responsible for coordinating all Planning, Controlling and Enterprise Risk Management activities for all Airbus Americas, Inc. Functions, working closely with the Heads of Functions and the Finance community on plan deviation monitoring, cost controlling, budget creation, and risk management assessment.

This position requires effective communication and coordination between all parties involved (Accounting, Controlling, Human Resources, Operations and Executive Leadership) within Airbus Americas, Inc. and Airbus Central Entity in Toulouse and provide leadership attributes in a variety of challenging ways.

Primary Responsibilities:

Functional Controlling : 30%

* Prepare monthly consolidation of the Airbus Americas operating costs by cost centers and functions, coordinate with other AA controllers to ensure accuracy of data and propose improvements to consolidation process.
* Support monthly close by working closely with the accounting team and advice on corrections. Ensure that deadlines are met and provide support as needed. Review monthly cost allocations and communicate with headquarters to update / improve processes.
* Ensure quality of year-to-date actual data through consistency checks with financial system reporting, general accounting, and purchasing officers of the function. Review month-end results and request corrections as necessary.
* Regular reviews with the Airbus Americas Executive Management to provide financial understanding of the functional and business issues.

Central Planning: 30%

* Support the preparation of the five-year Operating Budget for the Airbus Americas, Inc. perimeter (AOP), with focus on SG&A / overhead cost budget and manage the budget with the internal and external functions to enable the preparation of the Airbus consolidated Budget Letter Agreement.
* Deliver outlooks and forecasts periodically after identifying risks and opportunities to budget, in coordination with each department leadership and function controlling.
* Support the Controlling Group View, focusing on the cost consolidation for Airbus in the USA.
* Perform variance analysis on actuals vs. budget; identify budget underrun/overrun and implement actions to meet plan objectives. Communicate the monthly year-to-date and year-end overviews to all internal and external customers. Meet with functions on a regular basis to discuss upcoming activities and assess current and future needs.
* Monitor headcount changes to ensure budget alignment, and for corrective and forecast purposes, by providing orientation regarding new hires, terminations and transfers on a monthly basis, including expat transfers. Determine appropriate bonus and contractual benefits accruals. Discuss changes with central functions to ensure headcount variations are within budget.

Enterprise Risk Management: 20%

* Support the process to create a consolidated Risk & Opportunity view for Airbus Americas, Inc. by coordinating the ERM stakeholders' network, as well as acting as a liaison with the ERM Community in Airbus Central Entity in Toulouse.
* Develop and coordinate implementation of a systematic, analytical and continuous risk management process in compliance with the Corporate ERM process and industry best practices as well as their adherence to the ERM policy.
* Ensure risk identification, analysis and mitigation activities are integrated into Company's reporting and management cycles and reported through the Airbus Corporate channels.
* Be on the focal points for all Enterprise Risk Management matters within Airbus Americas, Inc. and serve as liaison with Central Entity in Toulouse.

Shared Services and other tasks: 20%

* Partner with financial systems manager to scope accounting and reporting requirements related to tool implementation, and make recommendations on best way of action.
* Make decisions for sustainable financial and reporting solutions such as most appropriate financial structure and needed reporting capabilities.
* Ensure consistency of data and financial reports by testing new platforms.
* Ensure compliance with the existing accounting, finance and procurement processes, identify areas of improvement and implement sustainable solutions.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned:

* Monitor purchasing process and propose corrective actions when necessary.
* Release purchase requisitions for values up to $100k to ensure spending is within budget limit and supplementary check monthly accruals on Blanket Purchase Orders.
* Support the Head of Record to Report, Central Controlling and ERM and other management in special projects.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


* BS in Business Administration, Economics or Finance required
* Additional accounting/financial studies preferred (CPA, MBA...)


* Five (5) years or more of experience in finance and/or accounting in a commercial or industrial environment involving tight deadlines.
* Prior experience must include: At least two (2) years in financial planning and reporting;

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

* Demonstrated leadership in resolving or escalating issue resolution, team building, training and team support.
* Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks, build strong cross functional relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

* Effective verbal and listening communications skills

Technical Systems Proficiency:

* SAP, TM1, Excel, PowerPoint.

Travel Required:

* 15% Domestic and International


* Authorized to Work in the US


* None

Decision Making, Complexity:

* Development of accounting staff regarding best practices, efficiency, financial analyses.
* Development and implementation of strategic shared-services initiatives for an optimum performance.
* Collaboration and coordination with other One-Roof affiliates on financial control processes in accordance with Airbus Group mandates.
* Forward-thinking, anticipating business issues and providing input to business decisions.

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed. Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus in America.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

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