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Accounting & Reporting Controller

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/10/2016 8:32:48 PM
  • 2751387
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Global Operations North America
Location(s): United States ; Ohio; Cincinnati


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Find out more at http://www.ge.com/careers/global-operations/cincinnati
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:
Based in Cincinnati, this role has responsibility for all controls in the accounting and reporting cycle. As Accounting Controller, you will demonstrate controllership accountability and provide leadership to develop and execute controls across the accounting processes. You will also be responsible to manage complex issues within the functional area of expertise, be involved in long-term planning of accounting operations and drive consistent controls.

Essential Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include:
• Manage day-to-day reporting and oversight of controls
• Review procedures and process maps and continually establish, monitor and improve controls
• Identify opportunities to automate controls and work with process owners to get the changes implemented
• Work cross-functionally with Global Ops process leaders to identify control gaps and implement steps to remediate
• Create a culture of transparency, preventative proactive controls with a rapid recovery mind-set
• Continually monitor and provide feedback to ensure dynamic assessment of risks and ongoing validation of control effectiveness
• Partner with PMO and accounting teams to have effective risk assessment during the migration of processes
• Provide guidance in the areas of finance and accounting, and drive completion of controllership initiatives
• Participate in tollgate review of system implementations and lead periodic review of access controls
• Continually sustain and improve the SOX representation letter process
• Lead standardization of controls & quality metrics
• Provide guidance and support to accounting leaders on the Risk Assessment & Mitigating Controls
• Analyze Metrics and Reports to monitor risk and to assess effectiveness of controls
• Own, monitor and analyze the issue tracker, and partner with accounting team to ensure resolution of such issues
• Understand SOPs for the Wing-to-Wing processes and drive initiatives to ensure seamless flow of data across the systems and processes
• Review accounting, financial reporting, financial control, and information systems to correct accounting and appropriate authorizations of transactions in accordance with GE standards
• Participate in finalizing the SOX annual audit plan and drive closure of deficiencies
• Collaborate with owners and auditors to drive closure of open audit findings
• Collaborate with process leaders to improve and sustain the SOX representation letter process
• Drive compliance with SOD, PII (Personally Identifiable Info), Document retention requirements
• Manage ad-hoc global controllership assignments


Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting or Finance
• 10+ years of experience in audit, accounting and/or controllership
• CPA (Certified Public Accountant or an equivalent qualification


Desired Characteristics:
• Skilled in identifying risks & implementing controls
• Ability to anticipate, identify and resolve complex financial issues
• Demonstrated financial analysis skills and knowledge of internal controls process
• Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
• Demonstrated ability to drive process improvements
• Demonstrated ability to influence multiple stakeholders across the organization
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate clearly and concisely across all levels of key stakeholders
• Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)


Locations: United States ; Ohio; Cincinnati

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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