Finance NextGen - Program Controller
Airbus Defence and Space Getafe (ex Airbus Military)
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
Join Finance in Airbus Defence and Space, and embrace a world of opportunities!
Do you want to offer a unique value management perspective to enable growth and development in the business environment?
Finance in Airbus Defence and Space is a dynamic team, working hand-in-hand with the business, and acting as a supportive and evolving community. Together as one integrated Finance Team, our ambition is to actively contribute to the financial performance and success of Airbus by delivering outstanding results for Airbus Defence and Space. And you could be part of this team!
We offer a dedicated "Finance NextGen" development journey within a truly international environment, with jobs available in Europe and beyond.
The jobholder is responsible of:
In a very challenging context the objectives are to secure the long term business for the Company.
Within the Military Aircraft Controlling Team (TFA) main responsibilities are:
¤ The jobholder is responsible for driving and steering the Estimate at Completion (EAC) process including all the functions contributing to this Work Package (WP). He/she will ensure the full planning and controlling of all Recurring Cost (RC) and Non-Recurring Cost (NRC) activities.
¤ The jobholder ensures full financial management of the WP Cost by destination, and ensures for this perimeter the implementation of harmonized ways of working and strategy in accordance to Defence and Space controlling rules.
¤ The jobholder acts as a Business Partner, supporting Operations and provides input on all economic and financial aspects of the business. He/she ensures quality in data generation, delivery and full financial visibility to enable clear decisions making for operational Management teams.
¤ He/she monitors adherence to EAC/Operative Planning references at the correct level of granularity to steer properly the business (Org Area, Cost chapter; Function,…), and develops clear picture on 'EAC Current View', by delivering the Programme Review Meeting summary with all deltas identified vs 'Last approved' (delta performance, delta scope and transfer between WPs) and Risks & Opportunities (R&O) summary.
B. Main activities
The jobholder has to provide the EAC for the WP and monitor adherence to baseline:
¤ The jobholder analyses the EAC assumption issued by Program, and steers the EAC/Target Setting processes (Bottom-up and Top-down) by collecting
the different inputs (Learning curve, Product Subcontracting,…), highlighting the deltas resulting vs last reference (performance, scope or others).
¤ He/she cascades the targets at the correct level of granularity to steer properly the business (Org Area, Personnel hours/Subco./Material, Function, etc.)
¤ The jobholder monitors actuals and forecasts against EAC/OP targets highlighting discrepancies and R&Os, and proposing mitigation actions where needed. The jobholder has to support to Operations :
¤ Delivering high quality monthly financial reports (Cockpit, PRM, Finance in SteerCo), and ensuring that these reports:
· Provide meaningful information regarding status vs targets.
· Are built on the relevant axes (Time period, Cost chapter).
· Provide visibility on the different types of delta, with a special focus on deltas coming from 'Activities out of EAC scope' (late modifications, extraordinary damages, certifications, etc).
¤ Providing a view on hours booked per aircraft based on the current standard clocking model to monitor the adherence to Learning Curve assumptions, and collaborate to define the way forward to develop a new model that can allow Management to analyze properly deviations.
¤ Managing targets convergence process between contributing functions view and Program targets, promoting and supporting discussion where required.
¤ Taking part of the Steering Committee, providing support to decisions making from a financial point of view. The jobholder has to provide and manage financial data such as:
¤ Management of the Cost Breakdown Structure fully aligned to the one defined by Program, and taking into account Management needs. The jobholder will ensure the capturing, challenging and monitoring of the impact of such changes.
¤ Management of Unified Planning, ensuring data integrity and updated the last baseline approved by Program every financial exercise (EAC, Forecast) Special tasks of the Jobholder:
¤ Provide continuous process improvement and identification of further savings and risks.
¤ Support on financial ad-hoc requests from Auditing (internal & external) and Accounting.
¤ Provide to Operations support on improvement projects (Cost of Non Quality, Clocking model, Activities out of EAC scope, etc.).
¤ Challenge operational performance and propose actions.
¤ Highlight Risks & Opportunities: ensure early identification of deviation from the financial plan and orientate recovery measures for implementation.
¤ Ensure consistency and quality check of costs allocation.
¤ Support on defining and monitoring of yearly Productivity target, as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
¤ Validate Business Cases (projects, initiatives, etc.) from a cost-destination point of view.
¤ Contribute to improvement projects, collaborating with Operations to build Business Cases.
¤ The jobholder implements transnational reports and processes. Recommendation for decision making.
¤ The jobholder ensures the full financial visibility for all the processes through the implementation of new transnational tools supported by local inputs
¤ Monitoring performance against EAC reference and Budget(incl. saving initiatives)