Accounting and Controls Manager, Actuation UK & Rockford


Wolverhampton, WV

Date Posted:



United Kingdom


Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 7EH

Job Title: Accounting and Controls Manager, Actuation UK & Rockford

Functional Area: Finance

Work Location: Wolverhampton, UK

10-20% travel to other sites (Banbury, Rockford IL)

Hiring Manager: Senior Manager, Accounting and Controls, Actuation and Propeller Systems

Collins Aerospace, part of Raytheon Technologies (RTX), is on the lookout for an experienced Accounting & Controls Manager to join the team. This position includes responsibility for our Wolverhampton, Banbury and Rockford (Illinois, US) sites and will be predominantly located in Wolverhampton.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Accounting & Controls, you will support Accounting and Controls activity within the Actuation Systems business of Collins Aerospace. Working closely with local finance teams, the role requires a questioning mindset and strong technical skills combined with the ability to influence at all levels of the organisation in order to drive best in class internal controls and compliant financial reporting.

You will be part of the wider Actuation Systems Accounting and Controls Team, working alongside colleagues in France, Italy and the US, and also embedded as a core part of the finance leadership team for Actuation UK and Rockford. In line with our “engaged, empowered accountable” philosophy you will be empowered to work autonomously to achieve the results the role requires.

At Collins Aerospace, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. Supporting the wellbeing of our staff, including maintaining a good work and life balance, is important to us. We support flexible working arrangements where appropriate for a role, with many locations offering a hybrid office-and-remote working approach. Some flexibility to travel within the UK and overseas will be required, but this can be tailored to fit an individual’s circumstances/preferences.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead compliance efforts with respect to RTX Sarbanes-Oxley and Internal Control for Actuation UK and Rockford, including:

Management of Sarbanes-Oxley gap assessment and testing for the sites

Pro-active identification and management of reportable and non-reportable controls issues

Internal controls/RTX Corporate Policy Subject Matter Expert for the sites, including management and/or review of all other Internal Control related deliverables

Prepare and lead annual Accounting and Control Assessments (ACA) with Collins HQ colleagues

Prepare for RTX Internal Audit reviews, ensure associated actions are closed in a timely manner and all follow up actions are communicated and reviewed

Lead process improvement initiatives to strengthen the control environment, leveraging best practice from other Actuation and Collins sites where appropriate

Oversight of the Actuation UK/Rockford balance sheets, including regular balance sheet reviews and quarterly reporting on key accounting areas

Technical accounting lead for Actuation UK/Rockford sites, providing business support on technical accounting matters and preparing/presenting whitepapers to document

Support to Actuation Systems HQ Accounting and Controls team in oversight of Actuation control environment (including French/Italian sites)

Engage with PwC external audit team on matters of internal controls and technical accounting as required

Further detail is available on request.

Technical Skills:

  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • ACA or equivalent, 1st time passes, Big 4
  • Post qualification manufacturing business experience, either directly or via client base
  • Experience including Internal Controls/Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Technical Accounting (US GAAP an advantage)

Personal Characteristics:

  • Proactive and hands on approach to management/problem solving
  • Proactive approach to identification of risk and ability to develop strong remediation plans
  • Questioning mindset
  • Can-do attitude and ability to influence and forge strong relationships at all levels within the organisation (finance and non-finance teams)
  • Strong ethical compass, unwavering focus on doing things the right way regardless of external pressures
  • Ability to own actions from cradle to grave, ensuring both successful and sustained outcomes

About Us:

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest problems and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

The high quality products we design, test and produce in our Mechanical Systems help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely – every day! From landing systems and actuation to propellers, flight controls and hoist and winch – the products we manufacture work together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service. Our global team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us. The next chapter of our future as an aerospace company is here, and we are excited about what this means for our employees and customers!

Our benefits package includes a competitive base salary as well as 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, as well as private dental & healthcare. In addition, there is an Employee Assistance Programme, ability to buy and sell holidays, cycle to work scheme, employee discounts and a fantastic pension scheme.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. Collins Aerospace is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion because we believe that acknowledging and learning from people from many different backgrounds and interests creates an environment where everyone can be their best, ensuring that Collins can be its best. All welcome. All equal. All in.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

Click on this link to read the Policy and Terms