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GKN Aerospace | Newington, Connecticut
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Job Description

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.

What you'll do

Located in our Newington, CT facility, this position independently performs assigned accounting functions requiring the application of accounting principles and practices for the GKN Aerospace Engine Products East facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

* E-Time Responsible -Time keeping integration with Payroll (EV5)
* Processes employee expense reports accurately and timely within the critical processing deadlines, while ensuring compliance with GKN policy.
* Communicates with employees any found discrepancies and works to resolve in a timely manner.
* Trains and assists new employees with the online expense reporting system
* Administers Accounts Payables including posting PO invoices, non PO invoices, new vendor requirements, and payment runs.
* Administers Accounts Receivables with posting payments, depositing checks, manual invoices, and ageing reporting.
* Reconciles I/C balances, proactively addresses differences to swiftly reach agreeable I/C reconciliations within the GKN group and confirms.
* Actively contributes to the cash forecasting process.
* Administers payment runs and other treasury transactions, with cash reconciliation responsibility
* Month end closing & GRiP responsibilities.
* GR/IR Responsibility - accounting and reporting responsibilities.
* Sales Tax and 1099 (annual) reporting - preparation and submission.
* Intern proficiency matrix support - guiding and supporting the intern, with feedback ongoing.
* Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management to support the company's goals and objectives

About you

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in accounting or finance.
* 2+ years accounting experience.
* 2+ years of experience of generally accepted accounting practices (US GAAP) with some familiarity with IFRS.
* U.S. Citizen per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in a finance role in the manufacturing industry highly preferred. Familiarity with SAP & Hyperion systems desirable.
* IT Systems and MRP/ERP implementation experience.
* Proven data entry skills and user proficiency in Microsoft Office.
* Must display a high level of professionalism, sound judgment and confidentiality.
* Strong written, verbal, analytical and skills.

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

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.

About GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is the aerospace operation of GKN plc (LSE:GKN), one of the world's largest engineering companies. GKN Aerospace serves a global customer base with some 8500 personnel operating in North and South America, Australia, the Asia Pacific and Europe and offering 24 hour 'follow the sun' engineering. With sales of ?1bn ($2bn), the business is focused around three major product areas - aerostructures, propulsion systems and transparencies, plus a number of specialist product areas - electro-thermal ice protection, fuel and flotation systems, and bullet resistant glass. The business is equally split along military and civil lines with participation on all major aircraft programmes today exceeding $1m per ship set. GKN Aerospace is a major supplier of complex composite structures; offers one of the most comprehensive capabilities in high performance metallics processing and is the world leading supplier of cockpit transparencies and passenger cabin windows.

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