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St Louis, United States of America

About The Opportunity
What you’ll do

The Staff Accountant under the leadership of the Controller is responsible for the accurate and timely monthly general ledger closing process for the St Louis site and 3 administrative reporting units. The Staff Accountant must be able to work across departments and apply accounting principles, government regulations and company policy to prepare general ledger entries. This position will also be responsible for account reconciliations and analysis, preparation of monthly financial reporting and maintaining the fixed asset records.


Primary responsibility and accountability for monthly close, including the preparation and rationalization of journal vouchers, ledgers and financial statements

Evaluate, and apply internal controls to achieve accurate and efficient accounting systems and compliance with company, professional, and government accounting practices.

Preparation of monthly general ledger account reconciliations and income tax accruals calculation

Preparation and/or review of general ledger entries to record business transactions and evaluate to ensure accuracy and compliance with policies

Maintain fixed asset schedules and record monthly depreciations

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual tax schedules

Assist with annual physical inventory process

Train support staff in functional areas of responsibility and on accounting systems.

Assist in the development of policies and procedures to safeguard company assets and ensure transactions are recorded properly.

Assist in special projects as needed.

Interpretation and application of accounting and procurement standards and regulations.

Responds to audit questions related to the accounting system raised by government agencies and other customers.

Prepares and files excise, property, employment, income and miscellaneous tax returns, reports and claims.

Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance.

Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

About you

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance required.
Minimum 2 years of experience of applicable work experience. Experience in public accounting and manufacturing experience preferred.
Additional Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of US GAAP accounting
Working knowledge of Hyperion software preferred.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and is responsible to independently evaluate a broad range of critical decisions and present recommended actions to senior-level management.
U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements
Excellent PC skills in Windows Suite
Capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines
Strong communication & interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills and process adherence skills
Ability to manage cross functional project teams
Unquestioned business ethics, honesty, and integrity

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.

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