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UK - Assistant Controller

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 4:44:48 PM
  • 2882924
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Power Conversion
Location(s): United Kingdom; Rugby

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Role Summary:
The UK Assistant Controller is responsible for driving technical accounting compliance, financial and operational internal controls and process simplification. Partnering with finance and non-finance colleagues, using operational excellence to deliver accurate financial reporting and analysis.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Transition and manage the monthly and quarterly closes
    processes with GOF (Global Operations Finance teams in Budapest & Shanghai) for UK
    entities, Technology Ltd and UK Branches
  • Ensure the quality of accounts reconciliations and Balance
    Sheet analysis, to ensure the compliance and the integrity of the accounts
  • Provide guidance and support to the Controllership
    team in GOF to maintain an effective financial system and provide information
    necessary to perform controllership responsibilities
  • Establish standard operating procedures related to
    processes impacting the financial statements
  • Assist the accounting team with technical issues;
    review and apply GE corporate requirements and US GAAP in complex areas such as
    revenue recognition
  • Liaise with group appointed Auditors in the UK and
  • Manage internal controls and self-assessment
  • Ensure timely execution of the SOX 302 and 404
  • Review processes to improve overall efficiency
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, review
    and recommend changes


• A degree in accounting or finance and/or a recognised accounting qualification - ACCA/CIMA/ACA
• Proven experience in auditing, accounting or financial reporting in a large multi-national organisation
• Demonstrated proficiency of US/UK accounting & tax requirements
• Excellent communication skills - experience working across multiple levels, functions & regions

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

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• SAP proficiency is preferred
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Sound understanding of global process and transactional flows
• Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
• Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and adapt to change
• Effective problem identification and solution skills.
• Proven analytical and organizational ability.

Locations: United Kingdom; Rugby
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