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FP&A Analyst

Company: UTC Aerospace Systems
Location: Rockford
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Job Description:

FP&A Analyst

Apply NowBusiness Unit UTC Aerospace SystemsReq ID 68612BRDate posted 07/10/2018City RockfordState/Province Illinois
When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

Thehigh-qualityy products we design, produce and service in our Interiors, Actuation and Propeller Systems (IAPS) business allow both passengers and crew members to have a more comfortable experience and greater piece of mind during flight. From lighting and actuation systems to propellers, evacuation systems and seating - what we design and manufacture works together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class customer service, yet passengers don't even know we're there - and that's how we like it!

Want to be part of a finance team where every day is unique and exciting? Are you ready to analyze a diverse set of products that really make a difference? If so, then UTC Aerospace Systems is the place for you! By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to support thousands of aerospace, defense and space systems across more than 150 sites in 26 countries. Additionally, as UTC Aerospace Systems is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (Fortune 50), it operates as its own business with its own reporting structure, financial dashboards and earnings metrics. This reporting relationship allows finance team members to implement innovative tools for the aerospace market in a stand-alone business environment. If you want to advance your career while contributing to a mission that truly makes a difference to modern flight and space advancements, then this team is right for you!

The Actuation Systems, Regional and Business Jets site in Rockford IL is seeking a FP&A Analyst to provide financial analysis and guidance within a team of accounting analysts. The position provides the opportunity for financial analysis through interactions with Operations, Engineering and Supply Chain staff primarily in Rockford, but also with linkage to the Actuation Systems Leadership Team in Wolverhampton, UK and the broader UTAS Finance team across the business. The primary responsibility of this role is to ensure proper financial reporting and controls are maintained with additional responsibility for helping with department budgeting, labor audits, sales and cost reporting on various programs as well as cash collection reporting on various customers. This position is amongst a small finance team with opportunities for learning and growing within Actuation and UTAS. This position will require the use of ACE events as well as the development of tools and processes using the AIM guidelines. A successful candidate will help lead in many of these process improvement events and ultimately create their own work instructions and structure of the role.

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Sales and Margin reporting and analysis and program forecasting across multiple programs
Cash collection reporting and meeting with Contracts Administrators and Program Managers to drive the reduction in AR overdue
Responsible for monitoring and reporting of capital appropriations and fixed asset audits, placing assets in service and following standard work
Perform Labor floor check audits and reporting to Government Finance semi-annually
Leverage continuous improvement methodologies to develop effective finance processes to support manufacturing, engineering and supply chain.
Assist in multiple areas and deliverables for the month-end closing and forecasting process
Assist with ad hoc financial analysis and reporting.
Support Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities, reporting, and analysis.
Support capital expenditure reporting and forecasting for Regional and Business Jet operations in Rockford.
Engage in processes to support reporting of standard variances, cost per hour, productivity and cost reduction on all production programs.
Support finance in completing annual and 5-year long range planning activities.

Competencies:Effective communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills required
Ability to multitask and prioritize task/responsibilities.
Ability to help analyze and interpret financial information such as product costs, variance reporting and analysis, and capital restructuring projects.
Maintain responsibility and accountability for entire task/project.
Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and work in a self-directed work team environment.
Ability to identify/analyze problems and exercise creativity to develop and/or implement practical solutions
Willingness to work flexibly with the financial close and forecast deadlines monthly.


Qualification:
Basic Qualifications:Proficiency with an ERP system required
Experience tracking budget expenses and forecasting required
Experience with statistical analysis and reporting required
Ability to help analyze and interpret financial information such as product costs, variance reporting and analysis, and capital restructuring projects.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products.
Advanced Excel skills are needed to perform position adequately (v-lookup, macros, pivot tables, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:Experience with Continuous Improvement
SAP proficiency


Education: Bachelor's degree in Account or Finance with a minimum 3 years of finance experience required.
Master's Degree in Account or Finance preferred.

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


UTAS4220182
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


Note to candidates regarding interview scams: We'd like to make it clear that UTC Aerospace Systems never asks candidates for money. If you've been approached with a job offer that you suspect may be fraudulent, we strongly recommend you do not respond, send money or personal information. Please report any suspicious activity to Talent Acquisition.


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