GE Global Operations – Senior Finance Manager – Operational

Function:

    • Finance
    Role Summary/Purpose:
      The position oversees the business activity performed by Global Operations, supports the corporate balance sheet & closing activities across all countries managed out of Kenya; responsible for supporting the operations team to ensure processes support an effective and efficient closing and reporting. The point of contact for the business controllers within those locations & drives the overall quality of reported financial information.
    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Driving the tone at the top around risks – COSO framework; processes and business risk assessment and control designControllership trainings, new policy implementation reviews; managing communication with the businesses, CAS, KPMG
    • Own the corporate balance sheet reviews, support account reconciliation quality and representation letter submissions.
    • The Global Operations Controller is the single point of contact for the Global Corporate Controllership team.
    • Understanding and validating the quality of financial information across Corporate and DR4s related processes 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 providing training to the Record to Report team on accounting policies and coaching the Global Operations team.
    • Become a trusted partner for the business.
    • Understand and anticipate their needs, and help the Global Ops deliver on critical requirements.
    • Establish oneself as the 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 as required.
    Qualifications/Requirements:
    • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and relevant financial and leadership experience with a minimum of 8 years work experience.
    • Experience building up teams and processes in a multi-cultural, international environment.
    • Strong analytic skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change.
    • CPA/ ACCA qualification and Big 4 experience.
    • 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 an easy to understand manner; able to deliver message effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Experience working in global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows.
    • Strong Excel skills.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Adaptable/flexible: open to change (positive or negative) in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations.
    Desired Characteristics:
    • Trained and/or certified in process improvement methodology such as LEAN or Six Sigma. Experience with financial systems/applications (i.e.: Oracle, CCL, COGNOS, etc.).
    • Confidence / Assertiveness: strong influencing skills across business functions; confidence to approach business leaders with difficult messages and defend position. Integrity
    • Accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others.
    • Good understanding of financial compliance: SOX, GAAP. Masters’ degree in Business Administration.
    • Previous GE experience strongly preferred or graduate of other financial leadership programs.

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