Lead Controllership Analyst
Location:
Posted:
September 22, 2016
Reference:
2735139
About Us:

GE Global Operations is GE's shared services organization. We deliver processes in every business and every region around the world. In Finance, Supply Chain, Tax, Commercial Operations, HR Operations, EHS, Enterprise Data and IT, we are simplifying the way we work to create better outcomes at lower cost for GE and our customers. We foster rewarding career opportunities that expand horizons, enhance skills, and maximize potential.

We strive to be the world's best shared services operation, enabling GE's strategy by delivering for our customers, businesses, investors and employees.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Role Summary:

The Lead Controllership Analyst within the new Global Controls Center of Excellence will focus on SOX control testing with potential expansion into broader operational and compliance control responsibilities. Auditor is responsible for ensuring that the SOX processes support compliance with the COSO framework of internal controls for financial reporting.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Participate in the design of an annual audit plan and perform these key activities (initial focus on SOX)

+ Perform walkthroughs of business cycles and assess the effectiveness of the processes and controls (Tests of Design)

+ Develop or update in-scope process narratives, flow charts, and control matrices

+ Lead testing for various business processes and headquarter level activity in accordance with defined test attributes and guidance (Tests of Effectiveness)

+ Prepare, complete, and approve testing work papers in GE audit tool (Auditworks)

+ Collect and maintain evidence to support the testing and monitoring of deficiencies

+ Monitor, follow up on the status of corrective action plans, and test the remediation of identified deficiencies

+ Conduct interviews, analyze data, and formulate recommendations to mitigate identified deficiencies and improve overall control environment

+ Present audit plan, audit results, and improvement opportunities to senior leadership

+ Lead migration of controls testing from business teams to shared service center and ad hoc controls projects

+ Develop a highly capable team of analysts

+ Monitor adherence to established internal controls, policy requirements, and practices that promote operational efficiencies

+ Partner with broader GE controllership community to ensure consistent methodologies, policies, and alignment of resources with respect to audits and controls

Qualifications/Requirements:

+ Bachelors Degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting or Finance

+ 5+ years of experience in audit/controllership

+ Skilled in identifying risks & controls and developing audit tests of controls

+ Vast practical experience with SOX compliance and Section 404 testing

+ Up to 40% domestic and/or global travel

Desired Characteristics:

+ Skilled in identifying risks & controls and developing audit tests of controls

+ Strong understanding of the COSO framework, SOX, financial reporting risks, internal controls & test plan development, US GAAP, and IFRS

+ Public accounting experience preferred

+ External certification preferred: CPA, CA, CIA, CISA, CFE

+ Manufacturing industry experience highly desirable

+ People management and personnel development experience

+ Experience leading cross-functional teams in multiple geographies

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills with orientation toward process improvement

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

+ SAP / Oracle experience desirable

Locations: United States ; Ohio; Cincinnati

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . 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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