Rockwell Collins Business Unit Financial Controller in Irvine, California

Requisition ID: 14148

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Business Unit Financial Controller to join our team in Irvine, CA (1750). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

This Role will report to the CFO and be the financial partner to the VP/GM and leadership staff of our Electro-Mechanical Systems aerospace business unit. It is an exciting time for personal and business growth for us, and this position will play a key leadership role in our success. This role is responsible for monitoring and controlling the financial operations of our business, including maintaining and developing their staff. However we are not just looking for someone who understands the financial practices, but also someone who strives to be a well rounded business leader. We not only achieve results, but do it in a way that engages our employees. Therefore this person must be a cultural fit. Job Responsibilities of this role and their staff include:

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, administer and control financial operations.

  • Partner with the VP/GM to predictably manage our financial results, as well as present them to senior management

  • Provide financial planning and control of our research & development activities through a professional staff that leads the analysis of the earned value management system, and controls our budgets

  • Analyzing financial results; Applying accepted accounting methods; Controlling to budgets; Generating reports on sales, manufacturing costs, etc.; Reviewing contractual terms and conditions.

  • Proactively partnering with the staff to manage our Profit & Loss, as well as the risks and opportunities on a monthly basis.

  • Coordinate and prepare quarterly, annual, and five year strategic financial forecasts.

  • Direct all aspects of accounting operations and the preparation of annual financial forecasts.

  • Ensures all expenses are properly charged/allocated in compliance with Government Cost Accounting Standards.

  • Ensures all financial transactions are in accordance with GAAP.

  • Ensures compliance with internal procedures and DAR/FAR government regulations.

  • Manages/oversees financial aspects of Joint Ventures, LLC's and other financial entities within the business/portfolio.

  • Understands international operations and manages complex projects across boundaries.

  • Oversees operational activities.

  • Responsible for the prioritization of resources to focus on work necessary to meet operational objectives and business unit goals.

  • Oversee planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods including the strategic activities of our Gated Decision Point process

  • Oversee a business unit

  • Responsible for the budget.

  • Responsible for the review of Program Budgets and warranty accrual.

  • Responsible for review of business plans through our Gated Decision Point Process.

  • May hold accountability for ensuring unqualified audits throughout the Enterprise. Responsible for adherence to and communication of accounting and auditing procedures throughout subsidy

  • Develop strategic planning for enterprise and organizational development initiatives: Talent Management, Performance Management, Change Management, Training, Organizational Design, Due diligence concerning Integration of Acquisitions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline or in the absence of a degree six years of related experience

  • Honest, Transparent, Integrity

  • Solid working knowledge of:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Profit & Loss statements

  • Balance Sheet

  • Cash Flow Statements

  • Financial budgeting, monitoring, and control of Research & Development programs

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Someone who is a partner in managing the business, not just to manage the books

  • Collaborative

  • Invested in the people, developing their staff

  • Desire and Ability to grow beyond this role

Additional experience a plus:

  • MBA

  • Experience in a controller role, or a financial leadership role

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.