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GKN Aerospace Staff Accountant - Wellington, KS in Wellington, Kansas

Staff Accountant - Wellington, KS

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Date:Nov 4, 2021

Location: Wellington, KS, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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.

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 be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

The Staff Accountant assists with production of accurate and timely financial statements, cost reports and business metrics. They also assist with analysis of the profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements and provide analysis on business and monitors business performance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist accounting team and other functions with month end closing of accounts and reporting of results to GKN and Melrose.

  • Assist with analysis of monthly financial results including profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow.

  • Assist with monitoring of performance during the month.

  • Assist with timely and accurate responses to ad hoc or other inquiries from leadership, GKN or Melrose.

  • Assist with providing backup to payroll, payables, and receivable functions.

  • Assist with internal, external, and third party audits.

  • Prepare general ledger journal entries and supporting reconciliations.

  • Prepare and discuss reports of findings and recommendations with management.

  • Continuously improve processes to increase timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of business information and metrics.

  • Work with other functions and supervisors to develop internal controls to assure policies and procedures are designed to support the integrity of reported financial results and safeguarding of company resources.

  • Other tasks that may be assigned from time-to-time.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with accounting major/emphasis required.

  • 1+ years of accounting/finance experience (including internships) including understanding of preparation of financial statements and supporting reconciliations and knowledge of GAAP, required.

  • Advanced MS Excel and PC skills required.

  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment desirable.

  • Experience with ERP systems.

  • Experience in accounts payable, receivable processing, and payroll.

  • Ability to learn various software applications.

  • Good work ethic.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time.

  • Manage assigned tasks and projects to achieve timely and accurate completion.

  • Ability to work productively and harmoniously in a team environment, both on individual projects and in collaboration with others.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • GKN experience preferred.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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.