Role Summary :
Key finance role responsible for supporting GE Grid Solutions Finance & Operations Teams in Sub-Sahara Africa region. The Controller will be Responsible for driving technical accounting compliance, tax compliance, tax planning, financial and operational internal controls, process simplification, and operational excellence to deliver accurate actual financial reporting and analysis.
Lead finance activities on the implementation and running of the new ERPs.
Essential Responsibilities :
Responsible for designing and implementing internal controls over financial reporting, including accounting policy implementations, SOX, distributed controllership, process simplification.
Serve as controllership expert on financial system and ERP implementations. Provide guidance and technical clarifications on revenue recognition policy.
Responsible for managing the audit and maintain relationship with external auditors to ensure a successful and timely completion of audit and tax filing.
Preparation and review of statutory financials and tax returns, review of tax positions and tax reserves in co-ordination with HQ tax team.
Responsible to run controllership rhythm in the region managing Balance sheet reviews, Account Recs, Risk reviews, project LD reviews etc.
Effective communication with other functional areas required.
Basic commercial awareness; developed interpersonal skills to handle complex situations. Focus on team & department priorities within operating unit
Qualifications / Requirements :
OR high school diploma / GED and 5 years accounting or finance experience
Demonstrated proficiency in U.S. GAAP and local GAAP
Desired Characteristics :
CPA / CA or GE Corporate Audit Staff
Experience working in a global business environment with sound understanding of global process 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
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
Confidence / Assertiveness : strong influencing skills
Experience working in a matrixed environment
Fluency in English is mandatory, and French is optional