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Finance Manager, Statutory

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:49:53 PM
  • 2858442
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Global Operations EUR & RCIS
Location(s): Croatia; Karlovac

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store", through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
Expert role on STAT, TAX, USGAAP reporting activities in full compliance with local regulations and GE policies.

Support local country operations helping Global Ops. Finance Leader to deliver the priorities in front of GE biz and other stakeholders. Sustain ongoing learning and customer-oriented culture.

In permanent contact with local business partners, auditors, state authorities (tax, customs, national bank, statistics office), Global Operations Finance regional team and other stakeholders

Essential Responsibilities:
    Responsibilities include:

    STAT and TAX expert and operational role
  • Prepare and/or review over statutory and tax reports (monthly VAT, Statistical filings, Annual financial statements, CIT). Make sure that all filings are submitted and settled on time having the right quality
  • Prepare CIT: Monthly CIT accrual, monthly CIT instalments, annual CIT calculation
  • Rigor for preparation of GAAP to STAT to TAX reconciliations
  • Full tax compliance and optimization of accounting activities. Make sure that supporting documentation complies with the Fiscal legislation and work with biz / other stakeholders on implementation of corrective actions
  • Anticipate, assess and manage the impact of regulatory, taxation or accounting changes affecting the site
  • Manage compliance and risks effectively. Escalate with business, GOF and Tax team of significant issues. Propose and implement mitigation actions
  • Proper archiving of the documents to ensure full safeguards around company records
  • Contact with Tax authorities and resolving tax issues. Support for fiscal controls (VAT, CIT, TP)
  • Cooperation with external auditors - key contact with auditors
  • Build credibility and partnership with business, STAT and TAX team, GOF groups

    USGAAP reporting activities
  • Support month-end reporting process working closely with business finance team. Follow business team instructions closely and deliver the expected results
  • Prepare and/or review of booked transactions in the GL (accuracy and completeness)
  • Preparer and / or reviewer role for GE accounts reconciliation process. Working closely with business finance team. Reconciliation of reported results with GL
  • Ensure implementation and understanding of the accounting policies and procedures in compliance with local legislation and the company standards.
  • Support SAP projects initiatives
  • Provide monthly reports and ad hoc reports to relevant stakeholders as requested
  • Resolve daily operational issues

    Key Performance Indicators
  • Accurate, timely & compliant financial records & reporting
  • Account reconciliations – focus on timely & qualitative work, limited number of open items and unreconciled accounts
  • Minimal internal and external audit breaches on USGAAP, STAT and TAX compliance
  • Stakeholders feedback


  • Degree in Accounting or Economics from an accredited university or college
  • Strong experience in accounting, statutory and IFRS/USGAAP reporting. Experience in tax field is also relevant
  • Good knowledge of USGAAP, Croatian accounting and tax laws
  • Fluent in Croatian and English
  • Good command of MS Office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication, influencing, presentation
  • Proactive approach
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional, global team environment
  • Analytical thinking
  • Able to meet tight deadlines
  • Experienced to work with complex ERPs

Desired Characteristics:

  • Able to work with SAP ERP
  • Member or student of relevant professional bodies is a plus (e.g. local accountancy body, CIMA, ACCA etc.)

Locations: Croatia; Karlovac
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