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Project Finance Analyst

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:48:40 PM
  • 2865800
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): South Africa; Johannesburg

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GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
In this role, the project finance analyst will support the SSA transportation FP&A team. The focus for this role will be project accounting & process improvement / implementations supporting all the transportation P&Ls within the SSA region.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Have a clear understanding & in-depth knowledge of the contracts in the various P&Ls where applicable
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve complex financial issues within contracts
  • Ability to raise concerns for any contract deviations / non-compliance
  • Ability to analyse the contracts & determine any accounting impacts
  • Sound technical accounting background & understanding
  • Ensure revenue & related costs are timorously recorded for the contracts / multiple P&L’s
  • Perform / review relevant monthly account reconciliations
  • Partner with commercial teams as required to assist / guide during the deal negotiation & preparation process
  • Partner with operational teams as required to execute contracts / deals
  • Partner with global operations finance to ensure month end closes are performed within the prescribed deadlines and that P&L queries are answered in a timely manner & discrepancies are resolved timely
  • Perform monthly reporting metrics for the various P&L owners as required
  • Drive / partner with process improvements across all P&Ls
  • Partner with finance team to perform ad-hoc duties as required


    • Minimum bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance
    • At least 3 years’ experience in a finance position
    • Experience in project accounting / finance would be preferred
    • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment
    • Ability to work well within a team

      Desired Characteristics:

      • CA or CIMA is preferred
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
      • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel
      • Experience in Hyperion & Oracle would be preferred

        Locations: South Africa; Johannesburg
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