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Finance Specialist - FP&A Operations

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/7/2018 10:52:43 AM
  • 3058470
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Aviation Finance
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham

About Us:
At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Role Summary:
In this role as a Finance Business Partner you will be a key focal in providing the business with sound, commercial and compliant financial advice, as well as having a pivotal role in working with other finance areas to fully support the financial needs of the business. You will embed tools digitally, be involved in long term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Finance Business Partner: Work with the business, providing financial guidance and steering business towards successful and compliant financial decisions/outcomes.
  • COE/GOF business contact: Liaise with Accounting Centre of Excellence, other COE’s and Global Operations Finance, who support the business, to ensure smooth, efficient processes and generate accurate and timely business financials.
  • Long Range forecasting: Work with P&L Leader, Civil and Military PMs, and other functions to support the preparation and review of the medium and long term planning cycles of the business e.g SII and Growth Playbook.
  • Short Range Forecasting & Delivery: Develop quarterly forecast and identify risks and opportunities, work with PM team to develop and execute on mitigation plans to ensure OP targets are met/exceeded quarterly. Also reduce forecast volatility. Embed tools and processes within IT systems to automate process.
  • Financial modelling: Prepare and support commercial bid process.


    • Professional accounting qualification
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and experience
    • Systems experience, including strong excel skills
    • Significant experience in Finance.

    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 oral and written communication skills
    • Strong commercial/business acumen
    • A “can-do” attitude
    • Process driven with key attention to detail and task / achievement focussed
    • Flexible – including willingness to work bank holidays (particularly New year)
    • Proven analytical skill set & strategic mind-set
    • Demonstrated leadership & ability to influence in a cross-functional, matrix team environment

      Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham

      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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