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Site Finance Lead - 12 Month FTC

Requisition ID:  70496
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Shepshed Group (1120)

LEC, United Kingdom, LE12 9NH

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our vision <<Enabling the Extraordinary – to fly, to power, to live>> - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Meggitt-equipped aircraft taking off every second of every day; protecting countless lives with our technology, keeping those who put their lives at risk safer and ensuring that the lights stay on for millions of people worldwide.


With over 160 years of history, innovation’s at the heart of everything we do in our aerospace, defence and selected energy markets Our global approach to lean manufacturing is the driving force on our journey to operational excellence and our goal to provide the best technology, products and service to our Customers.


We’ll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we’re working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Enable your extraordinary. Join us and be part of our diverse Meggitt team.

Job Summary

Accountable for maintaining accurate financial records and maintaining an effective and auditable set of internal controls within the Site.  Provides accurate financial information and interpretation of, as well as generating robust site forecasts and budgets.  Provides analysis for site projects, proposals and bids.  Acts as the key Site interface with the site leadership team.  This role is hands-on and requires direct participation in the operations of the business.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the hands on management of all elements of the Sites’s accounting including P&L, balance sheet, cash management, inventory mgt and tax reporting
  • Works with Group Finance and others where required for elements not directly under the Site’s control. 
  • Works with Site Accountants and functional teams to identify and prepare required month end journals and review management accounts.  Analyses key variances and provide explanations for exceptions
  • Manages the close process, providing accurate and timely data to the Product Group. 
  • Responsible for timely and accurate submission of Site actuals, forecasts, budgets and plans into Group consolidation tool
  • Tracks progress towards achievement of agreed financial and other performance targets, identifying key issues, risks and opportunities and initiating appropriate actions as required
  • Assist in the preparation of site bids and/or capex proposals to ensure that they are robust, clear, are based on valid assumptions and are consistent with achievement of site goals
  • Supports operations processes by monitoring progress against inventory KPIs and identifying stock issues.  Works closely with Director Site Operations to understand and improve production, inventory and cost performance
  • Responsible for cash forecasting including working capital, capex, PPC, R&D etc, using inputs from SSC, SIOP process and other functions.  Identifies cash collection and payment requirements to hit period end cash targets, and identifies and reviews risks and opportunities against this forecast

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Member of professional Accountant bodies ACA/CIMA/ACCA is mandatory
  • Proven track record of implementing and maintaining a highly effective internal control environment
  • Proven track record of transforming process and implementing efficiencies is essential
  • Experience working in a fast paced busy environment
  • Experience working in a manufacturing business essential
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, decision-making, planning, organisational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and negotiating skills
  • Good working knowledge of IFRS
  • Exceptional Excel skills required


Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.   

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