Finance Industrial Placement

by Collins Aerospace


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Deadline: 31st January 2022
Salary: £20,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Financial Management
Location: West Midlands
City: Wolverhampton

Finance Industrial Placement

Job Overview

We are looking for two talented individual to undertake a 12-month paid work placement, as part of our Business Placement Programme. The role is based at our Wolverhampton site, you will either be selected to work in Head Office or work with the local Wolverhampton team.

You will work in our Finance department, starting in July 2022.

You will have the opportunity to build a deep knowledge of business imperatives and operational issues, as well as the opportunity to fully participate in the business. The Finance function is a site based team who work closely with all areas of the business to deliver our strategic people priorities with solutions that are linked directly to aerospace leadership using best-in-class Finance practices.
The challenges start on day one, as you share responsibility for major business decisions. We are proud of our long standing tradition of developing talent, and investing great energy in developing top class professionals who can operate effectively across our diverse workforce.

Upon joining our team your typical responsibilities might include:

Finance Administrator:

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly accounts, including completing tasks on behalf of both the financial accounts and management accounts functions
  • Completion of monthly financial control processes such as journal and spreadsheet checks
  • Preparation and ownership of assigned balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assistance with Sarbanes Oxley self-assessment audits & documentation
  • Preparation of management information
  • Participate in department meetings and workshops; helping the department to achieve its strategic plan and continuous improvement objectives.
  • Work with the programs, engineering, operations and commercial teams to create a financial bid model through to completion
  • Assist with reviewing Supply Chain cost reduction activities for the 2023 plan and monitoring progress and inclusion in P&L, with all depts. aligned
  • Work with the finance team to improve/automate processes
  • Present one topic every 6 months on finance for non-finance to the business
  • Assist finance analyst with variance analysis and resolution with operations teams
  • Ad hoc projects where required


Undergraduate studying a degree relating to the Finance function (Accounting and Finance, Business Administration) who has a genuine interest in the Finance function.

You will be able to demonstrate

  • A drive for continuous improvement
  • Self-Motivated individual
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise own work
  • Ability to build strong relationships and be a team player
  • A can do, find a way, attitude
  • Experience of delivering high quality work to deadline
  • Creativity, initiative, diplomacy, self-motivation and self confidence
  • Must display initiative and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; specifically the use of Microsoft Excel to filter, clean, identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets

This is a great opportunity to broaden your personal development and experience exciting challenges. If you’re interested in a Digital Technology Placement with Collins Aerospace, we would love to hear from you.

IMPORTANT: Candidates must be able to commit to the full 12 month placement (apart from the 25 days annual holiday).

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Every 12 seconds a flight around the world takes off – and our work is on it. We propel aerospace, defence and the other industries we support far beyond imagination, but there is more work to be done. We need your ideas, inspiration and solutions to continue to help us redefine aerospace.

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