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Date Posted: 04/May/2017
Deadline: Not Specified

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


Commercial Finance Manager - WCA 

Ref No: 2844358

Role Summary/Purpose

  • Responsible for providing strategic P&L or operations finance leadership, for a defined group of organizations, a P&L or a region.
  • Serves as a business partner to the operating team to drive business initiatives, growth, business strategy, and (global) profitability. Manages a team in smaller scope roles.
  • May include oversight for several types of Finance responsibilities such as FP&A or Controllership.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Partner with business leader and staff to drive operating performance & act as champion for strategic initiatives within the organization
  • Ownership for developing estimates, operating plans/forecasts/reviews, Growth Playbook (3-year Plan), SII (1-year Plan)
  • Driving profitable growth by providing analysis of results and reporting key metrics while advising the leadership team on risks and opportunities, as well as recommending actions
  • Effectively manage/lead/coordinate/develop a team of Financial Analysts and/or Finance Managers determine clear roles & responsibilities, identify and action development needs to ensure superior finance business support.
  • Work with Controllership & Operational teams to adopt Healthcare SOP’s; Drive profitable growth in the region by providing analysis of results and identifying & tracking key metrics while advising the leadership team on risks and opportunities, as well as recommending actions
  • Work with the Controllership and Planning & Analysis teams to define the relevant IT platform and requirements to support analysis, improve data visibility and ensure controllership
  • Lead cross-functional projects to drive simplification throughout the organization and to improve rigor in key Finance processes, reducing costs & improving profitability
  • Provide Finance leadership for NPI activities (e.g. target costing, margin analysis, etc.)
  • Drive quarterly indirect ledger ties to work with FP&A to identify areas of leakage
  • Contribute to improving efficiencies and performance as well as providing quality financial information (e.g. report dashboard and VC/BC productivity). Actively participate with LS Operations Management to improve productivity and inventory management.
  • Develop and improve financial processes: Finance reporting tools, Management reporting tools, budgeting and estimating processes, standard Production Cost set ups and analyses, Capital Investment.
  • Assist with management reporting (regional and segment P&L’s) and communicate results to managers.
  • Drive consistent usage of COFE, GLA (report net), and COGNOS Business Intelligence (B.I.) tools across GE Healthcare. Develop new reports for process improvements.

Quality Specific Goals:

  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines
  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and minimum of six years of financial work experience or High School Diploma/GED and minimum of ten years financial work experience including developing forecasts & operating plans and leading business / finance reviews

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong analytic skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change
  • Clear thinking / problem solving: successfully led cross-functional projects/process improvement within operations/finance function involving process improvement; able to quickly grasp new ideas
  • Leadership experience: has two years experience leading team members balancing execution through others with inclusiveness, leveraging expertise, clear thinking, imagination, and external focus.
  • 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 in data compilation and aggregation (i.e. pivot tables, VLookup, and Macros)
  • 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 controllership/GE Values
  • Experience working in global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows
  • Experience successfully leading cross-functional projects and process improvement within the operations/finance functions; able to quickly grasp new ideas.
  • Experience leading in a matrixed environment
  • Adaptable/flexible: being open to change (positive or negative) 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
  • Basic understanding of financial compliance: SOX, GAAP
  • Trained and/or certified in process improvement methodology such as LEAN or Six Sigma
  • Graduate of GE's Financial Management Program (FMP), Experienced Financial Leadership Program (EFLP) or Corporate Audit Staff (CAS); or graduate of other financial leadership programs
  • Masters’ degree in Business Administration


Lead Tax Operations Leader

Role Summary/Purpose

  • Determine and minimize the company's worldwide tax liability with the highest integrity while complying with worldwide tax laws. Intermediate level professional positions requiring subject matter knowledge and experience, more independence in problem solving and decision making.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Handles all wing-to-wing tax reporting and tax accounting processes including forecasting, tax provision, compliance and settlement.
  • Develop basic commercial awareness; may allocate and be responsible for the quality of work in others; act as advisor and coach to junior team members;
  • Develop interpersonal skills to handle complex situations.
  • Focus on team & department priorities within operating unit and may be responsible for work and development of others.
  • Understanding the operations of the business, policies & procedures, and accounting records to ensure correct and timely compliance with tax legislation.
  • Assist with the preparation and/or review of corporate income, value-added-tax, withholding tax, consumption tax, payroll tax reconciliation and/or stamp duty returns prior to filing with tax authorities.
  • Assist with preparation and/or review of corporate income tax estimates to ensure that provisional/advance tax payments are accurate.
  • Perform controllership tax checks including reconciliation of all tax liabilities in terms of tax assessments received from the revenue authorities with tax returns filed and deal with discrepancies.
  • Assist with tax audits and work with external tax advisors where required.
  • Preparation of correspondence for queries/disputes with revenue authorities.
  • Attend operational pulsing calls and summarize key achievement, next steps to the team.
  • Participate in the enhancement of ERP systems to facilitate tax compliance.
  • Identify risk areas which can impact on the timely and accurate compliance with tax laws and use the appropriate communication channels provided by the project framework to escalate issues.


  • Bachelors degree in Finance and/or Accounting and/or Law.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a tax compliance or tax advisory role preferably at a Big Firm
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Nigerian tax system including the local documentation and filing requirements.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OHADA Accounting an taxation systems including the local documentation and filing requirements.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian GAAP.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A self-starter with a commitment to meet deadlines and able to take ownership.
  • Wanting to work in a dynamic environment with a positive attitude towards change.
  • Ability to learn quickly the internal business processes and apply tax knowledge in the preparation of tax returns.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Team player who is able to work closely with the accounting, corporate, VAT and business tax and finance teams.
  • Strong PC skills, experience with ERP and reporting systems.
  • Fluent in English and French – both written and spoken.
  • Willing to travel throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.


Hydro Sales Manager - West Africa

Ref No: 2913233
Location: Nigeria

Role Summary/Purpose

  • The Hydro Service Sales Manager will be responsible for driving profitable growth in the Hydro Nigeria and neighboring countries markets (Francophone West Africa) through increasing sales of GE's world class Hydro retrofit/services solutions.
  • The successful candidate will continue to develop existing customer relationships as well as develop new clients and coordinate with the Hydro Business support and Central functions and global Hydro sales organization.

Essential Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will manage the local activities linked to the projects under execution in coordination of the Service Product Lines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Accountable for contributing to commercial growth and achieving financing target within Nigeria and Western African countries
  • Leads the commercial activity of retrofit and service opportunities for the Hydro Business within the countries from opportunity identification and pre-positioning
  • Co-leads with Commercial Operation team the selection of opportunities
  • Ensure active positioning of GE solutions on service and retrofit opportunities by understanding customer needs, value drivers and decision making process
  • Develop new retrofit and service opportunities by working pro-actively with customer to develop value proposition and GE solutions
  • Manage relationship with key hydro customers
  • Cooperates with Region Sales leader to drive customer intimacy with all keys decision makers and influencers, mapping and strategy development for a given Customer.
  • Develops co-creation of new customer oriented solutions to meet customer needs
  • Accountable for quarterly commercial performance ( Budget vs Forecast vs actual) and pacing
  • Drives a culture of opportunity visibility, accountability and data accuracy
  • Works with absolute integrity and full adherence to the Ethics and Compliance rules
  • Contributes to focused campaigns on broader Market opportunities, to overall profitable growth strategy
  • Manage the onshore portions of the projects including any local activities to be followed in a view to successfully executing them and satisfying our customers.


  • Bachelor's degree / Business school/ Engineering
  • Experience Above 10 years of Sales/Commercial experiences of which at least 5 in the power generation industry in the designated regional market place.
  • Strong track record of sales result and sales leadership results.
  • A first experience in project manager would be highly appreciated as well.

Specific Knowledge / Skills:

  • Experience and success in setting commercial vision and results oriented
  • Ability to influence cross functional Business teams to drive sales strategy and growth in the country
  • Proven successes in managing complex sales projects and implement appropriate partnerships with stakeholders inside and outside the country
  • Deep knowledge of country market and competitive issues
  • Demonstrated deep services knowledge
  • Passion for customer success: demonstrated collaboration skills with co-creation of new customer oriented solution to meet customer needs
  • Understand Customer business models and leverage Hydro Business solutions to create customer competitive advantage
  • Previous experience in commercial operations with deep understanding of proposal development process and tools
  • Strong presence with outstanding presentation, negotiation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Flexible travel schedule
  • Impeccable writing and communicative skills in English. Knowledge of French- an added advantage
  • A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required (please indicate clearly on your resume)
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Established project management skills

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