Airbus Americas
  • 20-Jul-2021 to 03-Aug-2021 (EST)
  • AA10304133 - Shared Finance ENG
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Market Competitive hourly rate
  • Hourly
  • Contract

As a contract role, benefits will be offered by the third party agency this individual is employed by.

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

Performs variance analysis of monthly financial data, various administration projects and business performance. Plans and supports financial analysis assignments, highlights risks and opportunities to the Head of Engineering Controlling & analyzes and interprets financial data. Prepares financial reports & provides Senior Management with information on all KPI, revenue & cost variances. Participates in projects, preparing financial data as necessary. This position will support the Head of Engineering Controlling and is a shared services role to the Wichita, KS, Mobile, AL and the U.S. Program Management teams. The holder is responsible to become a "super-user" in Airbus Financial Information Systems as well as Tableau and Alteryx.

This position can be located in Wichita, KS or Mobile, AL

Primary Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting & Analysis: 65%

  • Supports the development of site Annual Operating Plans, rolling forecasts (FCI, FCII, FCIII) including CbN, headcount, offload, workload expenditures, hourly rate, financial performance analysis & funding requirements
  • Support improvement and strategic Initiatives, including Business Cases
  • Proactively contributes to financial alignment of all Engineering business areas
  • Interpretation of key indicators. Analysis of variances to AOP, explanation and communication to Controller
  • Refreshes monthly reporting & analyzes cost variances versus budget, prepares bridging & questions variances to OP/FC's and updates dashboards
  • Alerts Controller when actuals deviate from budget & actively supports risk and opportunity management
  • Performs financial forecasting and reconciliation of accounts. Identifies relevant concerns, factors and patterns to formulate logical and objective conclusions
  • Extracts general ledger information; compiles cost revenue reports, and balance sheet. Maintains and reconciles financial data for all metrics reports and understands calculations and relationship to financial
  • Performs monthly and year-end fiscal closing functions. Reviews and reconciles ledgers, accounting documents, and financial reports
  • Preparation & collection of inputs for financial stakeholders (CEO dashboard, workload assumptions, headcount assumptions, integration, primary, direct and secondary cost accounting and hourly rate)

Stakeholder Management & Compliance: 25%

  • Interfaces with European counterparts, Business Operations Analysts to provide/gather business/operational data and information for data analysis and reporting
  • Maintains visibility of offsite supplier financial purchasing obligations, along with current view of outsourced workload requirements, ensuring accuracy of expenditures and forecasts
  • Follows the Engineering Controlling Handbook rules and guides site best practices to ensure site compliance

Accounting: 10%

  • Prepares site and external work package invoicing, delivery note verification & data validation
  • Supports the financial close & monitors finance KPI's
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: Education Required: Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Administration or related field

Experience: Required: 3-5 years of experience in Finance

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

Required: Knowledge of business intelligence software, Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel) & Accounting/Finance concepts

Preferred: Business Analytics software, SAP, Tableau & Alteryx

Travel Required: <10% Domestic and International

Eligibility: Authorized to Work in the US

Decision Making Complexity: Ability to independently develop, communicate and recommend financial models and processes. Ability to ascertain and explain variances to planning.

Nature of Contacts:

Identify the communications in performing the responsibilities of this position: internal, external, cursory, involved, influencing, negotiating, and frequency. Moderate Communication on a regular basis with internal parties only

Unique Position Details:

  • Able to work effectively under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines
  • Focused attention to detail and high standards for quality and accuracy in his/her work product
  • Professional, positive demeanor. Collegial orientation; relationship-builder who is solutions-oriented
  • Organized with strong follow through and execution
  • Solid communicator: verbal, written and presentation

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; Information Systems or Decision Sciences. Other degree areas will be considered with commensurate work experience.
  • Preferred: Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting or Finance or a Master's degree in Information Systems, Decision Sciences or Computer Science


  • Required: 3-5 years in Data Analytics, Operations or Finance
  • Required: 3-5 years directly related to the financial aspects of program/project planning, controlling & operations


  • Preferred: Tableau Desktop Certified Associate Certification
  • Preferred: Alteryx Designer Core Certification

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Ability to speak up and demonstrate Airbus Financial policies
  • Ability to occasionally review and coordinate and negotiate on information and reports generated by others
  • International, multi-cultural environment
  • Often facilitates and leads business related meetings

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Strong written and oral business oriented communication skills regarding recommendations to site and project leadership
  • Ability to prepare clear and precise reports

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Google Sheets

Travel Required:

  • 20 % Domestic and International Travel


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Nature of Contacts:

Involved, negotiation type Communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties.

Autonomy in decision making with guidance and advice.

Physical Requirements:

  • Vision: adequate sight to perform computer tasks and engage in interpersonal interaction.
  • Hearing:sufficient to participate in conversations, hear alerts, alarms for personal safety and participate in webinars and live training.
  • Speaking: able to participate in conversations and initiate and respond to telephone calls.
  • Equipment Operation: able to operate a range of basic equipment including personal computer, telephone, copier/fax machine, etc.
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time utilizing a personal computer, attending training, meetings or assembling materials.
  • Squatting /Kneeling: occasional required to squat or kneel to replace or retrieve materials from low storage areas.
  • Standing: able to stand for brief periods of time engaging in conversation or reaching for items.
  • Travel: moderate travel required outside of daily commute to and from work.
  • Walking: able to walk through office areas to collect or distribute documents, direct/lead visitors, complete assigned errands.

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed. Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus in America.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

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