Program Finance Associate

St. Louis, Missouri, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKN-PFA]

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 Program Finance Associate supports the program manager and IPT team with maintenance of program specific analysis, models, KPIs, and guidance to help ensure business targets are measured & achieved. This role plays a key role in maintaining the operating rhythm of the IPT team and assists with monthly forecasting, budgeting, as well as variance and ad hoc analysis.


  • Collect and summarize data in support of various business objectives (e.g. accounts receivable, bids and proposals, production efficiency improvements, etc.)
  • Calculate variances of actuals to monthly forecasts and annual budgets.
  • Maintain and publish key performance indicators to the IPT team as needed.
  • Assist with monthly closing process related to IPT responsibilities as needed.
  • Actively participate in improvement projects both within Finance & cross functionally
  • Actively participate in cost out initiatives & cross functional efforts to reduce product cost.
  • Develop financial knowledge within the business IPT as appropriate.
  • Liaison with finance customers including management representatives, internal & external auditors and local users of financial data.
  • Maintain financial models and performance reports for the Program Manager
  • Identify and assist in resolving problems with a direct or indirect impact on financial results.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance.
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance.
  • Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and  2 years of experience in finance or accounting –OR- in lieu of degree, 6 years of experience in finance or accounting
    • 2 years of experience working with excel in a professional environment
    • Must be a US Citizen. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • GKN Experience
    • Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills
    • PC skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Windows Suite
    • Strong communication & interpersonal skills• Strong analytical skills
    • Basic business acumen and understanding of business operations
    • Capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines
    • Strong organizational skills and process adherence skills
    • Self-motivated & highly energetic

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