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: Organization: Global Operations combines the enabling functions for GE’s industrial businesses with the aim to share resources cross business and drive better, faster and simpler processes at lower cost. The fast growing center in Budapest is one of 5 global centers. The Budapest center initially covers Europe.
The Business Operations Controller is the global Operations Controllership leader for the business activity performed by global operations. The position is responsible for managing the business specific teams in the center. It is the single point of contact for the business and manages the overall quality of reported financial information. It is also responsible for coordinating migrations and other key initiatives.
Managing the Closing team activities including closing reporting and account reconciliation cycles ensuring high quality and timely delivery of financial information.
Understanding and validating the quality of financial information across all business processes for the business unit to confirm the accuracy of reported information. Understand the internal control environment across all business processes and ensure that they are designed and operating effectively
Responsibility for recruiting, training and coaching the Business related teams and contributor to hiring by process teams.
Become a trusted partner for the business. Understand and anticipate their needs, and help the Center deliver on critical requirements. Establish oneself as the single point of contact for the various business constituents
Build and leverage strong cross functional relationships both in the center and with key business stakeholders
Work with the business to understand the cost dynamics of the center teams and ensure that we are achieving productivity goals.
Ensure clear and timely communication to a diverse set of stakeholders on closing, account reconciliations and other key initiatives.
Overall ownership for all Business ledgers in the Europe RCIS region
Managing multiple teams and work across functions
Ensure Controllership and Compliance practices are adhered to across the operations and aligned with applicable GE policies and practices, and government regulations.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and very strong financial work experience
Experience building up teams and processes in a multi-cultural, international environment, ideally in one of GE’s industrial businesses
Strong analytic skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change.
CPA/ ACCA qualification or Big4 experience
Good understanding of financial compliance: SOX, GAAP
Clear thinking / problem solving: successfully led cross-functional projects/process improvement within operations/finance function involving process improvement; able to quickly grasp new ideas.
Excellent communication skills: experience working across multiple levels (including executive level), functions and regions; able to clearly communicate complex financial information in a easy to understand manner; able to deliver message effectively verbally and in writing.
Solid PC skills: experience with financial systems/applications (i.e.: Oracle, SAP, COGNOS, Business Objects, etc.), strong Excel skills, PowerPoint
Fluency in English.
Confidence / Assertiveness: strong influencing skills across business functions; confidence to approach business leaders with difficult messages and defend position; for example, work closely with business leaders to achieve business objectives while driving R2R/controllership/GE Values.
Experience working in global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows.
Experience in a matrixed environment
Adaptable/flexible: open to change (positive or negative) in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations.
Trained and/or certified in process improvement methodology such as LEAN or Six Sigma.
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