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General Ledger Accountant

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/31/2017 6:49:20 AM
  • 3013336
  • 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.Required: Successful applicant will be legally eligible to enter into an employment relationship under the laws of Hungary

Role Summary:
The Record to Report (R2R) Global Ops Finance European Team is a component of the Global Ops Finance Europeorganisation. The R2R Global Ops Finance Europe team is in charge to provide support mainly related to the regular activities related to the closing of the books of GE’s affiliates across countries in Europe.

Essential Responsibilities:
    Services scope include preparatory and closing activities in areas like Compensation & Benefit, Treasury, Commercial, Supply Chain, Other Asset and Liabilities, Cash&Banking, Payments, Closing & Reporting and Intercompany.


  • Ensure monthly, quarterly and annual close processes
  • Lead reviews of closing checklist to ensure all close related issues have been resolved
  • Review and control & monitor reconciliation process at monthly / quarterly closing cycles
  • Interpret, explain and influence on complex accounting principles and commercial business impact.
  • Identify and resolve issues across different sets of financial data.
  • Identify opportunities to improve closing activities
  • Brainstorms for ideas to drive simplification.
  • Generate complex financial reports, according to US GAAP standards (monthly, quarterly and annual)
  • Identifies & provides key financial data to enable decision making at senior leadership level.
  • Ensure implementation and understanding of the financial policies and procedures in compliance with local legislation and the company rules
  • Ensure compliance to finance standards and practices • Support the more junior accountants in the team
  • Actively participate in migrations / coordination – monitoring the transitions
  • Go to person for Auditors, Controllers
  • Ensure Internal controls in place, takes a leading role in mitigating risks


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other business related field, strong, multi-GAAP accounting experience
  • Proficiency in the English language;
  • Ability to coordinate the work of junior members and external service providers
  • Highly organised with demonstrated ability to meet commitments within strict deadlines
  • Has a deep understanding of how operational processes link to the financial statements.
  • Understands the interdependencies of key financial metrics / ratios.
  • Able to re-prioritize / re-organize to work through roadblocks.
  • Is comfortable to execute through uncertainty
  • Embrace change in response to new information and in different or unexpected circumstances
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer Literacy: MS Office, particularly Excel, and an ERP system
  • Flexible approach with a strong team spirit
  • Effective interpersonal & communication skills and highly professional style when dealing with GE Country affiliates& auditors
  • Compliance & controllership mindset


Desired Characteristics:

  • Statutory knowledge
  • ACCA certificate
  • a second European language is an advantage


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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