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Lead Accountant - Compensation & Benefit team

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 4:49:47 AM
  • 3013274
  • 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:
You will be a point of contact for the GE business relating to Compensation and Benefit queries. It is an excellent way to gain exceptional awareness of GE operations and grow your technical and soft skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Experience in multinational working environment
  • Review and control & monitor reconciliation process at monthly / quaterly closing cycles
  • Experience in transactional bookings, understanding of payroll related processes
  • Has a deep understanding of Trial Balance movements and interrelations
  • Identify and resolve issues across different teams
  • Lead reviews of closing checklist to ensure all close related issues have been resolved
  • Ability to review the work of junior members and solve complex cases, unreconciled items
  • Highly organised with demonstrated ability to meet commitments within strict deadlines
  • Able to re-prioritize / re-organize to work through roadblocks
  • Go to person for Auditors, Controllers, reviews
  • Actively participate in migrations / coordination – monitoring the transitions
  • Identify opportunities to improve closing activities Brainstorms for ideas to drive simplification.
  • Being able to adapt to constantly changing environment


  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • Good working knowledge of US GAAP / IFRS or any other local GAAP
  • Expertise in MS Excel
  • Excellent communication – proven ability to develop strong professional relationship with auditors,and other departments
  • Strong analytical ability to find any potential risks and initiate improvements
  • Flexible approach with a strong team spirit
  • Effective interpersonal skills and highly professional style when dealing with business clients

Desired Characteristics:

  • Second European language
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience with Oracle, SAP
  • Chartered Accountant / ACCA certificate

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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