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Lead VAT Analyst

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:41:58 PM
  • 2930486
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Global Operations EUR & RCIS
Location(s): Hungary; Budapest

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Role Summary:
As a Lead VAT Analyst, you'll play an integral part within GE's Global Operations Center in Budapest, Hungary. Supporting GE's affiliates across 31 countries in Europe, this role provides legal, regulatory and VAT compliance for multiple GE entities and focuses particularly on controllership, review and submission of VAT returns.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that VAT and associated returns are correctby reviewing VAT returns utilizing the GE VAT Reporting Tool
  • Identify potential VAT errors and proposeor work on corrective actions
  • Liaise with the local Corporate VAT & Business VAT team membersto ensure compliance with local regulations& business policies
  • Provide training courses for VAT return preparers and other accounting functions to improve VAT compliance
  • Coordinate & work on European projectsfocusing on VAT process & system improvements like standardizations and simplifications
  • SupportVAT internal and external audits
  • Being a stakeholder of the migration of the VAT process from Business to Global Ops Finance (VAT Review & Submission)
  • Support the migration of VAT preparation processes from the business to Global Operations Center, agreeing and monitoring the migration plans to ensure GE meets the necessary VAT processes


  • University or college degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent
  • Written and verbal fluency in English, additional European language is an advantage
  • Proven experience of VAT, preferably in multinational environment
  • Comfortable delivering against quantitative and qualitative performance metrics
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to technically discuss VAT issues with local/regional stakeholders
  • Successful applicant will be legally eligible to enter into an employment relationship under the laws of Hungary

Desired Characteristics:


      Locations: Hungary; Budapest

      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.
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