General Electric Lead Accountant with Italian knowledge in Budapest, Hungary

About Us:

GE Global Operations is GE's multi-functional shared services organizations focused on delivering better outcomes at lower cost for our businesses and our customers. The strong partnership between Global Operations and GE Businesses creates a collaborative work culture and broadens best practice and industry knowledge sharing across the enabling functions. We believe that by keeping GE customers at the heart of everything we do, we will help GE work smarter, better and faster, allowing GE businesses to be more competitive in the global marketplace.

We are teams of functional process and domain experts, focused on the solutions that deliver results for the company. We think Big, we act as One, We deliver with Speed … so GE Works.

Role Summary:

As Lead Accountant you will partner with other GE Businesses to execute on this key area within the finance organization, to deliver strong accounting, and to ensure compliance across all operations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage and perform Month-, quarter- and year- end closing

  • Generate complex financial reports, according to US GAAP standards (monthly, quarterly and annual)

  • Ensure compliance to finance standards and practices

  • Organize and plan audit schedules

  • Follow internal controls to prevent Compliance risks

  • Analyze financial transactions, determine accuracy, insure completeness and compliance to established policies & procedures


  • Written and verbal fluency in English

  • Italian knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

  • Significant accounting experience

  • Ability to support junior members and coordinate their daily activities

  • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to meet commitments within strict deadlines

  • Ability to anticipate and resolve challenges

  • Proficient IT skills including Excel and Outlook

Desired Characteristics:

  • Active knowledge of Italian and English

  • Business experience with Italian-based companies of business divisions

  • Experience in knowledge transfer

  • Chartered Accountant / ACCA certificate

  • SSC experience

  • Multi GAAP knowledge

  • Knowledge of ERP platforms (SAP/Oracle)

Locations: Hungary; Budapest

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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.