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Finance Manager


Winston Salem, NC, US

Requisition ID:  443952

B/E Aerospace


B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.


B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products. B/E Aerospace designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at


B/E Aerospace's Oak Plaza operations are comprised of the core enabling functions, including: Engineering, Research & Development, Program Management, Product Support, Strategic Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Quality, Finance and Human Resources. Together these functional teams collaborate to help engineer the most innovative and highest quality main cabin economy and premium aircraft seating for various customers around the globe.


As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of positions available right now, including a Finance Manager  in our Seating Products business located in Winston-Salem, NC.




The finance manager is responsible for financial leadership of the Seating Operations (Fairchild), including driving financial and operational performance for the overall super first class business, achieving business targets, business analysis and planning, and working with the Winston Salem finance team to optimize the finance organization in support of site goals. This position will be based in Winston Salem, NC and report to the Vice President Finance, Aircraft Seating and dotted line to the Vice President, General Manger of the Fairchild Seating Operations.





Achieving Business Results


  • Provide key insights into the business to achieve or exceed the overall business results for the site including Bookings, Sales, EBIT and BFCF.
  • Improve overall business partnering at the site, segment and corporate level to provide transparency to business results.
  • Develop strong site level MOS (Monthly Operating System) to improve ability to analyze and track key metrics within the business.


Business Analysis and Planning


  • Provide financial leadership around all major financial processes across the site including Strategic Planning, Annual Operating Plan and Monthly Forecasting.

  • Ensure key operational metrics are in place to measure performance.
  • Executive level presentations and communications to clearly articulate business performance.
  • Work closely with segment finance to meet all deliverables on-time supported by strong analysis.
  • Improve the overall forecasting process to drive standardization, accountability and communication.
  • Deliver enhanced process and analytical functional capabilities
  • Coordinate internal control deliverables and help facilitate compliance with the Rockwell’s key controls.
  • Drive system knowledge and enhancements as applicable including ERP and HFM systems.
  • Support all ad-hoc requests.


Program Finance


  • Provide financial leadership and guidance across all major programs within the site.

  • Leverage the Winston Salem program team to drive strong program financial performance.
  • Drive improved transparency of all program related activities including contract information, sales incentives and unit deliveries.
  • Develop standard operating system to drive strong controls and accountability including systematic reviews and EAC adjustment approvals.
  • Standard program scorecard to provide quick assessment of all segment related programs




  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of related / progressive experience
  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications with expert knowledge of Excel
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate within a matrix environment
  • Must have a fundamental understanding of GAAP and must be able to understand the relationship between Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flows Statement.





  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and/or licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Experience in aerospace, manufacturing, or automotive industry.
  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
  • Working knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management & Essbase.



The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.





EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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