GKN Automotive is the global leader in drive systems.
A global automotive technology company that pioneered electric drive systems and is now driving the future of transportation. We are a trusted partner for most of the world's automotive companies, specialising in developing, building and supplying market-leading driveline systems and advanced ePowertrain technologies.
90% of the global vehicle manufacturers choose GKN Automotive and everyday 100's of millions of cars are driven everyday using our technology. We've spent more than 20 years driving innovation in electric drive systems, working with most major OEMs to deliver Electrical Control Units (ECUs). Our eDrive technology is now powering over two million vehicles on the road today.GKN Automotive in Porto:
Estalished in 2020, our Global Business Services (GBS) is located at the heart of Porto (Hipercentro Areosa Business Park), where our 300+ employees provide support on a global level within areas of Finance, Procurement, HR and IT (to name a few).
Our vision is to deliver sustainable value with standard, consistent & digitally enhanced processes. To achieve this, we are seeking to attract highly motivated and skilled professionals.
We pride ourselves in being a truly global company, and GKN Automotive GBS in Porto has a relevant representation of that. Our workplace is diverse & inclusive and our locally based team is represented by individuals from 23 different countries.
We invest in our people and every employee has a development plan focused on their specific career and learning objectives. Career development is supported by relevant, sponsored technical learning, coaching, and access to self-driven training across a wide range of topics covering hard and soft skills.
Our culture is underpinned by our Values & Behaviours -Ingenious, Collaborative, Driven, Principled and and we are proud of the way that employees regularly have an opportunity to engage with others, provide ideas and work to develop these ideas to become a reality. It's a place where our multi-discipline team's partner, collaborate, and learn from each other and the contribution of everyone counts.
We also support and encourage our employees to give back to the local communities through various activities. In recent years we have supported volunteering initiatives from the Portuguese Cancer League, Animal Farm Association to solidarity actions, making time and resources available to join efforts on these important events. The Role:
We are seeking an Accounting Specialist - German Speaker to join our team.
You will add value and will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the General Ledger and financial statements. This includes performing month-end activities, calculating and posting journals (including accruals), GL account reconciliations, reviewing and analysing the General Ledger.
Specific Functional Capabilities, Knowledge and Skills Required:
- Perform general accounting support and month end tasks
- Review and analyse information from the general ledger and other accounting records to ensure accuracy and completeness, and take corrective action, as appropriate
- Address audit enquiries / investigation
- Perform daily accounting tasks and the processing journal entries
- Execute period-end accounting entries by posting manual journal entries and processing recharges (e.g., accruals, currency conversions, etc.)
- Perform balance sheet accounts reconciliations
- Support in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
- Support in the preparation of month-end and year-end close processes
- Carry out any other reasonable duties commensurate with their capability
- Support with project related activities
- BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field
- Proven experience as an accountant
- Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
- Strong financial, analytical and communication skills
- Self-organisation and time management
- Full proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
- Knowledge of ERP systems, processes and workflow technology
- Ability to work unsupervised and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
English & German Our Offer:
This is an excellent opportunity to work in a truly multicultural environment and get involved in all phases of the global project lifecycle. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including annual performance bonus & meal allowance, flexible working culture, birthday off & competetive annual leave allowances, private medical insurance, modern office facilities (social, dining, and relaxing areas), unlimited access to LinkedIn learning, Employee Assistance Program to our employees and family members, language courses and ongoing career progression and development support.
We are driving change in our sector, using our talents and experience to be a leader in finding new, sustainable solutions for the next phase of the automotive industry.
Our people are at the heart of our success. If these projects excite you and you like the chance to play a part in shaping the future of the automotive industry, that will benefit the environment and society as a whole, come and help us to accelerate the future, together. About GKN Automotive:
GKN Automotive is a global leader in eDrive technologies, the architects of an electrified future. Our innovation, expertise and global footprint give us the ability to drive a sustainable future, delivering eDrive technologies, competitively and at scale.
We have been inventing the future for 250 years. Our technologies and innovations made front-wheel drive cars possible and all-wheel drive systems more efficient. GKN Automotive is now at the forefront of the mass production of advanced, efficient, systems for electrified vehicles.
Through continuous innovation and improvements in efficiency, performance, and control systems we are collaborating with global automotive manufacturers, helping them produce the next generation of electrified vehicles. We are the go-to technology partner for leading electrified vehicle manufacturers, with the ability to tailor every eDrive solution, matched to our Driveline technologies.
Disclamer: GKN Automotive does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Talent Acquisition. Please do not forward any resumes to our employees. GKN Automotive will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.About Us
GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world's car manufacturers. Diversity and Inclusion As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success. A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN Automotive. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world. GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer. We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Please contact us to request any such accommodation.