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UK Controller

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/2/2017 5:55:21 AM
  • 2837650
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Subsea & Drilling
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Aberdeen


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Role Summary:
The UK Controller is responsible for driving technical accounting compliance, financial and operational internal controls, process simplification, and operational excellence to deliver accurate actual financial reporting and analysis. Intermediate level professional positions requiring subject matter knowledge and experience, more independence in problem solving and decision making.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Managing closing activities for UK legal entities including late journal entry process, balance sheet analysis and review and representation letter
• Managing regular pulse process that enables stakeholders in Tier 2 P&Ls, Global Operations Finance (GOF), Controllership, operational finance and HQ team to effectively exchange information & ensure appropriateness of the financial statements
• Perform financial analysis of UK balance sheet accounts to ensure compliance, integrity of account balances/financial reporting, effectiveness of business processes and preparation/review performed in coordination with GOF and Tier 2 P&Ls.
• Become a trusted partner for the business. Understand and anticipate their needs, and help Tier 2 P&Ls deliver on critical requirements. Establish oneself as the single point of contact supporting B/S commentary and analysis request
• Work closely with financial and operational leadership to pro-actively assess and manage financial risk
• Build and leverage strong cross functional relationships with GOF, Tier 2 P&Ls and with key business stakeholders
• Responsibility for account reconciliation preparation and review of key account reconciliations to ensure quality of the account reconciliations and adherence to GE MAP requirements
• Own the KPMG relationship for statutory and group reporting purposes.



Qualifications/Requirements:

• Qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW/ICAS/ACCA), ideally with public accounting experience from a large practice

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college

• Demonstrated experience in Financial Reporting with the ability to look at financial statements and identify key risks

• Experience working within an industrial business or working with large industrial clients (understand revenue recognition, inventory accounting)

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website:http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working.



Desired Characteristics:

• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Ability to influence others and lead small teams.
• Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
• Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
• Effective problem identification and solution skills.
• Proven analytical and organizational ability.
• Ability to work with teams across functions and around the globe



Locations: United Kingdom ; Aberdeen

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