Staff Accountant – AP/AR

Cromwell, Connecticut, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKN-SAAPAR]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

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.

The Staff Accountant- AP/AR will be primarily responsible for processing vendor invoices, identifying that invoiced items have been received, ensuring that vendor files remain accurate and up to date, and tracking business expenses.  They will also be expected to work closely with the GKN Contracts group to ensure collection of receivables and appropriately apply payments.

In addition, the Staff Accountant- AP/AR will support monthly close activities, including but not limited to account reconciliations, journal entries and various ad-hoc reporting and analysis.


  • Process and maintain all vendor invoices
  • Engage shipping & receiving to ensure invoiced items have been received
  • Verify vendor addresses, contacts, and contract terms
  • Process expense reports
  • Monitor accounts payable aging reports
  • Manage all vendor invoice related communications
  • Process & match accounts receivable transactions
  • Provide financial support to multiple business functions regarding expense tracking and budgeting
  • Process journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Perform ad-hoc accounting duties & analysis as required


  • Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • Minimum 2+ years’ experience in AP/AR
    • 2+ years of experience working with Excel in a business environment
    • U.S. Citizen per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Aerospace experience preferred.
    • 1+ year of SAP experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in MS Office products (Excel, Word, PPT, etc.)
    • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy, especially Microsoft software.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
    • Excellent organizational skills to meet priorities and deadlines.

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