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Senior Financial Analyst

Spirit AeroSystems
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Financial Analyst
£50,000 (rising to £52,000)
Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world's largest manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial airplanes, defence platforms, and business/regional jets. With expertise in metallic and advanced composite manufacturing solutions, the company's core products include fuselages, integrated wings and wing components, and nacelles. Also, Spirit serves the aftermarket for commercial and business/regional jets. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit has facilities in the U.S., U.K., France, Malaysia, and Morocco.
These opportunities, based at our Belfast site, offer:
- 36 hour working week (half day Friday)
- Generous holidays
- Range of flexible schedules
- Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
- Death in service payment
- Company occupational sick scheme
- On site Occupational Health Department
- Employee Assistance Program
- Professional development and growth
- Coaching and mentoring
- Opportunity for advancement
- Free car parking
- Enhanced maternity pay
- Short term incentive Plan
- Private medical coverage
Create a performance orientated environment where business decisions are discussed and challenged based on reliable, relevant and timely financial data. They will generate value through fact-based insight and advisory, anticipating roadblocks and being proactive in suggesting solutions.
Principal accountabilities:
- Manage Financial Analyst priorities and responsibilities to drive efficiencies within the team and ensure timely deliverables.
- Review management reporting for relevant process/business accountability. Review large variances with the business to understand drivers and provide explanations.
- Orchestrate/Provide relevant data for ad hoc analysis and run scenarios.
- Contribute to process improvement, process optimisation and special projects.
- Support budget and forecast process to monitor and evaluate business performance against targets.
- Leverage best practices across business units and sites to drive efficiencies and improve data availability.
- Collaborate with all other Finance teams both locally and globally to ensure processes are followed and controls are performed to ensure financial statement accuracy.
- Analyse financial reporting and flow down to operational teams to explain performance, educate the business on their impact on the organisation's financial performance and understand key drivers. Challenge the business on recovery actions and risks and opportunities assessment.
- Analyse financial reporting and explain monthly performance to the Business Leaders.
- Educate the business on their impact on the organisation's financial performance and understand key drivers.
- Actively support the development of Financial Analysts and contribute to knowledge sharing, coaching or mentoring as appropriate.
Candidate Requirements:
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that sufficient detail is provided on the application form to demonstrate how the applicant meets essential job criteria, as this alone will be used for vetting purposes.
Candidates must:
- Be a qualified member of a recognised Chartered Accounting body with at least 5 years' relevant experience ideally in a manufacturing or aerospace environment.
Additionally, the post-holder must possess and be able to demonstrate:
- A sophisticated awareness of the impact of the environment on business strategies and how external factors affect choices.
- The ability to establish and maintain strong and effective relationships with other departments.
- Experience with data visualization techniques and tools.
- Full proficiency in Microsoft Applications in an accounting context.
Completed applications must be submitted by 4PM Wednesday 1st May 2024.
We employ people from all sections of the community and are committed to the appointment of the best candidate based upon the merit principle alone. In pursuit of our equal opportunities programme, we would particularly welcome more applications from Catholics and females, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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