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Internal Auditor

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:43:19 PM
  • 2926698
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Global Operations EUR & RCIS
Location(s): Hungary; Budapest


About Us:
GE Global Operations is GE's multi-functional shared services organizations focused on delivering better outcomes at lower cost for our businesses and our customers. The strong partnership between Global Operations and GE Businesses creates a collaborative work culture and broadens best practice and industry knowledge sharing across the enabling functions. We believe that by keeping GE customers at the heart of everything we do, we will help GE work smarter, better and faster, allowing GE businesses to be more competitive in the global marketplace.

We are teams of functional process and domain experts, focused on the solutions that deliver results for the company. We think Big, we act as One, We deliver with Speed … so GE Works.

Role Summary:
Working for the Regional Internal Controls Leader this role supports all Internal Control activities across Global Operations Europe & Russia / CIS, based in Budapest. You will provide support in the monitoring, development and remediation of all controls across all functions. Working with all levels within Global Ops (regionally and globally), you will also develop relationships with the businesses for policy & process alignment.

Essential Responsibilities:

    The role covers projects and involvement in PMO and simplification, as well as standard controllership associated with day-to-day operations

    Technical knowledge:
  • Provide support ensuring that appropriate Internal Controls are in place, in line with GE policy and local statutory laws and GAPs
  • Involved in researching and advising on technical accounting issues from GE GAP, US GAAP and IFRS. Identifying or escalating any differences
  • Support audits to ensure compliance of all activities & documentation to policy. We must comply with Local, Statutory, GE Corporate & Business policies & requirement’s and ensure that related records are maintained in a timely, accurate and complete fashion

    Process Improvements and Simplification:
  • Support the drive for simplified, consistent and effective policies and procedures for monthly and quarterly close processes. This includes account reconciliations, GE Corporate Data Request (DR) submissions, Representation Letters, MJEs and adjusting entries
  • Supporting simplification and migration projects by offering controls insights

    Business Support:
  • Support the Balance Sheet Peer Reviews that examine the account reconciliations to verify if they have been completed within corporate guidelines; providing training and support where needed
  • Providing technical accounting guidance in support of business queries (based on local requirements and GE GAP / Policy)
  • Contribute to the creation and alignment of simplified, consistent and effective policies and procedures for monthly / quarterly close processes. This includes account reconciliations, GE Corporate Data Request (DR) submissions, Representation Letters, MJEs and adjusting entries
  • Support the roll-out of risk control matrices across Global Operations
  • Involvement in the preparation, consolidation and automation of the key Controllership metrics for the Regional Controller and Global Operations Leaders
  • Participation in the annual Distributed Controllership preparation and review, quarterly risk reviews and follow ups on open items for all High Risk and key Medium risk sites across the region

    Risk Identification and Management:
  • Internal Audit will be the focal point for managing and co-ordination of all audits covering GE Corporate Audit Staff Controllership Centre of Excellence, SOX and external audit partners.
  • Involvement in the quarterly Peer Reviews of completed Account Reconciliations
  • Support the closure of open audit issues and be involved in work to prevent future issues and manage risk.
  • Participation in PII (Personal Identifiable Information) and data protection audits
  • Work with Global Operations leadership to pro-actively assess and manage financial risk identified through the Issue Log and Rep Letter processes.
  • Involvement in process change projects identified by audits and KPI’s


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other business field
  • Extensive experience in accounting and finance
  • Experience with IFRS, US GAAP and accounting literature
  • Comfortable being involved in change
  • Advanced communication skills in English (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to travel up to 25%


Desired Characteristics:

  • Accounting qualification (CIMA / CPA / ACA / ACMA)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner
  • Good analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change
  • Clear thinking / problem solving: successfully led projects/process improvements within operations/finance functions involving process improvements; able to quickly grasp new ideas
  • Adaptable and flexible: being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and / or to work in ambiguous situations
  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others
  • Confidence/Assertiveness: good influencing skills across business functions
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment


Locations: Hungary; Budapest
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