Business Segment: Global Operations Human Resources
Location(s): United States; New York; Schenectady
About Us: Global Operations is GE’s multi-functional shared services. We operate worldwide, transfer knowledge and work with every GE business to make our company simpler, better and more customer-focused. Our culture promotes innovation, knowledge sharing, and collaboration in an open office environment that has leaders both sitting and working alongside their team. We’re looking for entrepreneurial problem-solvers who are passionate about exploring new, efficient ways of working, while gaining exposure across multiple industries. Join the team and help us deliver tomorrow’s GE, today. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Role Summary: As an Accountant you will support and be responsible for preparing analysis and accounting entries for executive compensation plans including stock options, deferred compensation and bonus. At this level you will be expected to reconcile general ledger balances, explain periodic variations in balance sheet and income/expense accounts, and work with more senior accountants on process improvements. You will follow an individual work plan and meet day-to-day short term objectives.
Prepare and review account reconciliations
Prepare and review journal entries ensuring compliance with local accounting procedures and US GAAP
Drive the timely preparation of assigned journal entries driving increased efficiency
Prepare periodic balance sheet analysis
Engage with auditors to answer questions in regards to control processes and account reconciliations
Prepare analysis and explanations behind variations for financial reporting
Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college in accounting or finance (or a high school diploma/GED or equivalent with at least 4 years of experience in an accounting or finance role)
Strong analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
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