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European Engineering Finance COE Analyst

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/21/2017 10:51:38 AM
  • 2958527
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Aviation Finance
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Role Summary:
This position, based in Cheltenham is a challenging role supporting the European Multi site Engineering team on proactive program cost analysis, budget control and productivity.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Support CoE leader and drive cost control and adherence to the budget in engineering projects and expenses
• Develop recommendation and execute on cost out opportunities
• Perform analysis to identify cost reduction, cost avoidance, and productivity in engineering cost and hourly rate
• Identify opportunities and drive optimal use of external funding sources for engineering cost
• Strong operational connectivity working with the engineering department managers & Engineering leadership on a day to day basis to understand cost drivers and cost control
• Maintain and control master project data in Oracle R12
• Maintain engineering billings database and drive regular engineering milestone entitlement & reporting
• Provide departmental spend reporting and analysis for departmental managers
• Assist in regular forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning activities
• Provision of routine and ad hoc analysis of project costs and engineering results
• Tracking of engineering budget change approval process
• Support enhancement of tools and data accuracy for project cost reporting


• Degree qualified or relevant work experience or equivalent knowledge & experience
• Fully qualified professional accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/QBE) with post qualification experience in a large company or equivalent expertise through relevant work experience
• Note the type of experience commercial/technical/cross functional will depend upon the role)

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Strong/Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
• Proven record working within a manufacturing and/or engineering environment
• FMP/ CAS experience
• Experience of key business systems (role dependent)
• Understanding of key Accounting standards (IFRS and US GAAP depending upon role)
• Be able to show you can develop strong cross functional relationships & networks in order to complete your work
• Experienced in managing or influencing teams/individuals
• Able to fluently speak and write in English language
• Self starter who can demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and on their own initiative. You must be able to show you can pick up new challenges and run with them with little supervision
• Positive “can-do” approach
• Flexible work style, ability to work under pressure & must be able to work on own initiative
• Ability to anticipate, identify and resolve financial issues.
• Ability to recognise the need for, and drive, process improvements and efficiencies

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham, United Kingdom

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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