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SSA Financial Reporting Leader At GE Global Growth & Operations

Date Posted: 11/Feb/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Regional Financial Reporting Leader role in Global Operations – Finance reports to the SSA Record-to-Report Leader, and is responsible for all financial reporting activities in all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The role is responsible for leading financial monthly/quarterly close in line with US GAAP requirements and building partnerships with other GE Businesses.
Essential Responsibilities:
- Full responsibility for ensuring accuracy and completeness of accounting entries in accordance with US GAAP requirements


- Performing monthly/quarterly reviews of the financial statements of all management entities (MEs) to ensure integrity


- Drive consistency in the quality and timely delivery of financial statements to other GE Businesses monthly/quarterly


- Lead monthly/quarterly close activities – driving the closing calendar, balance sheet/P&L reviews and representation letter submissions for all MEs in the region


- Lead the timely completion of GAAP-to-STAT (G2S) reconciliations for all MEs in the region


- Drive the timely completion of Ledger tie-outs, reconciling balances in different systems on a monthly basis


- Support all financial audits in the region by coordinating the provision of required financial data, reports/analysis


- Provide leadership to a team of financial accountants in several countries in the region – responsibility for the training and development of the team


- Support the Regional Record to Report Leader in the implementation of the requirements of the Enterprise Standard in the region
Qualifications/Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other business related field and 6 years progressive accounting or finance experience

- Professional accounting qualification (e.g. CA, CPA, ACCA, ACA)

- Demonstrated proficiency in U.S. GAAP, local GAAP, IFRS and authoritative accounting literature (i.e. FASB pronouncements)
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
Desired Characteristics:
- Demonstrated strong leadership skills, a team player
- Experience working in a global business environment with sound understanding of global processes and transactional flows
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner
- Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change
- Clear thinking/problem solving: successfully led projects/process improvements within operations/finance functions; able to quickly grasp new ideas
- Adaptable/flexible: being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations
- Integrity: accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others

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