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Statutory Outsourcing Project Lead Accountant

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 8:13:46 PM
  • 2797350
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Global Operations EUR & RCIS
Location(s): Hungary ; Budapest

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Role Summary:
The Stat & Tax Global Ops Finance European Team is a component of the Global Ops Finance Europe organisation. Currently the Stat & Tax Global Ops Finance Europe team is in charge to provide Statutory and Tax services to the legal entities (550+) operated by the GE affiliates across 31 countries in Europe (in contact with the local/regional business controllership teams and the local corporate tax teams), and it is currently increasing its scope to legal entities outside Europe.

Essential Responsibilities:

    Services scope include filing annual local legal entities’ statutory accounts (from planning to board meeting and filing to the local regulators including KPMG audit where necessary) and preparing local tax returns (CIT, VAT and other local Taxes) under the control of the corporate tax team.

  • Support the Stat Outsourcing Project Leader managing the S2T process with a third party service provider in Baltics, Balkan, Portugal and Cyprus
  • Monitor the annual contracts with local offices including the related POs and billing
  • Preparation of dashboards and related explanations for regular statutory reporting process reviews
  • Ensure adherence to the GE S2T process in terms of timeline, process and milestone (Statutory filing, VAT Filing);
  • Provide the appropriate level of training (Process Access, Tools) & communication and define the right operating rhythm with the GE tools
  • Support stat closing, stat filing process, VAT and other Tax obligations by managing the communication between all stakeholders (R2R, B2P, the statutory external auditor and the Corporate Tax teams (VAT & CIT)
  • Escalate/ anticipate any potential closing statutory issues (including tax audit, local administration request etc.)
  • Coordinate Global Ops simplification initiatives with the third party providers.
  • Support the relevant project teams in the respective countries with the coordination of the third party provider
  • Support ad-hoc reporting preparation on statutory processes (business level, process level dashboards)
  • Oversee interns work on a regular basis


  • Strong experience in a multi-GAAP environment
  • Experience in both GAAP and statutory reporting process
  • Ability to learn/ understand standards & processes quickly and adhere to them accurately
  • Effective interpersonal & communication skills and highly professional style
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in working for multinational audit firm is an advantage
  • Accounting and tax background
  • Project management experience

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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