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Financial Analyst, Sr.

Job Description

GKN is a global engineering and manufacturing company focused on the aerospace and automotive industries with operations in more than thirty countries and employs 43,000 people in its subsidiaries.  The St. Louis site mission is to delight the customer through innovative and best value global aerospace solutions.  We provide our customers unbiased design and development support in metals, composites and RTM assemblies to meet cost and performance objectives as well as manufacturing capabilities to meet those objectives.  We are currently seeking candidates for a open Financial Analyst, Sr. for our St. Louis site.  Ideal candidates will be responsible for the following:

Basic Function:   To provide financial analysis, cost modeling and planning/analysis to support overall business unit strategies and objectives.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Prepares financial budgets, forecasts, and various business unit performance measures.

  • Performs variance analysis monthly and quarterly for key management reports.

  • Works with minimal supervision and is responsible to independently evaluate a broad range of critical decisions and present recommended actions to senior-level management.

  • Identifies and implements process and cost improvements.

  • Creates and develops analysis to assist in pricing of products.

  • Effectively interface and communicate with each functional area within the business.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent.  MBA and, or CPA preferred.

 Experience and Qualifications: 

  • Three years experience in manufacturing environment including specific experience in both cost and general accounting disciplines preferred.

  • Working knowledge of pricing/product costing theory and utilization of related databases.

  • Proven strong analytical skills, including demonstrated experience identifying financial issues and providing effective resolution.

  • Ability to create formal documents and conduct management presentations.

  • Must have good negotiating and communication skills including strong active listening skills.

  • Excellent personal computer skills including Excel, Word, Access and Power Point.


Job Snapshot

Post Date 7/11/2014
Location Hazelwood, MO
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting, Admin - Clerical
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing, Accounting - Finance
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID FA-3
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