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Senior Manager, Operational Controllership - CCoE

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/12/2017 5:54:57 AM
  • 2823547
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Finance
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:
This is a Controllership Senior Manager role within the Global Controls Center of Excellence (CCOE). The CCOE performs internal controls testing and monitoring activities across compliance, operational, and financial reporting objectives. The Senior Manager will build and supervise a team to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of GE operations.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Senior Manager will propose process improvement recommendations and prepare consolidated reporting for business leadership. He/she will be the hub leader for the Budapest-based team. Candidates who are successful in this role will have the opportunity to rotate into other roles within GE.

    CCOE responsibilities vary based upon individual workplans but will include a subset of these responsibilities:

  • Lead SOx program including oversight of analysts who:
  • Perform walkthroughs of business cycles and assess the effectiveness of the processes and controls (Tests of Design)
  • Develop or update in-scope process narratives, flow charts, and control matrices
  • Execute testing for various business processes and headquarter level activity in accordance with defined test attributes and guidance (Tests of Effectiveness)
  • Perform roll-forward testing
  • Prepare and complete testing work papers in GE audit tool (Auditworks)
  • Monitor, follow up on the status of corrective action plans, and test the remediation of identified deficiencies
  • Complete impact analyses for identified deficiencies and formulate recommendations to mitigate identified deficiencies and improve control environment
  • Evaluate 3rd party SOC reporting and appraise coverage of user control considerations
  • Test account reconciliations and manual journal entries for policy compliance
  • Scope and manage regional internal audits at high risk sites identified in business risk assessments
  • Oversee functional segregation of duties assessments for critical applications
  • Develop and manage testing plans that assure adherence to internal policy and legal/regulatory requirements
  • Develop and refine analytics to identify high risk events and transactions in support of continuous controls monitoring
  • Oversee Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption monitoring program including:
  • Investigate high risk transactions and perform root cause analysis on exceptions
  • Assess due diligence and payment control requirements for administrative service providers (ASPs) for due diligence
  • Provide periodic reporting into Compliance and Controllership
  • Lead adhoc assessments and controllership projects
  • Lead migration of controls testing from business teams to shared service center and ad hoc controls projects
  • Develop a highly capable team of analysts
  • Partner with broader GE controllership community to ensure consistent methodologies, policies, and alignment of resources with respect to audits and controls


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting or Finance
  • Extensive experience in audit or risk management
  • Skilled in identifying risks & controls and developing audit tests of controls
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%
  • Written and verbal fluency in English

Desired Characteristics:

  • Understanding of the COSO framework, SOx, FCPA, internal controls & test plan development
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Multi-national experience preferred
  • External certification preferred: CPA, CA, CIA, CISA, CFE
  • People management and personnel development experience
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams in multiple geographies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills with orientation toward process improvement
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • SAP / Oracle experience desirable

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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