General Electric A/P Operations Team Leader 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:

The Buy to Pay Global Ops Finance European Team is a component of the Global Ops Finance Europe organisation. The Buy to Pay Global Ops Finance Europe team is in charge to provide accounts payable services to the legal entities (800+) operated by the GE affiliates across 31 countries in Europe in contact with the local/regional business controllership teams. Services are governed by the GE B2P Enterprise Standards and business specific policies and guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

Services scope include the full wing to wing process from invoice receiving until ensuring timely payment, issue resolutions supplier invoices and sub ledger reconciliation.

  • Lead a team of Accounting Clerks & accounting analysts administering standardized accounting procedures in line with GE policy, local accounting regulations and US GAAP.

  • Establish team priorities, behaviors and deliverables.

  • Monitor operational performance with quantitative and qualitative metrics.

  • Drive strong performance management in the team through clear expectations, performance appraisals, and feedback.

  • Proactively develop the capability of the team through strong development plans and coaching.

  • Drive employee engagement.

  • Develop strong working relationships and operating rhythms with business Finance partners

  • Drive compliance within processes and ensure process controls are in place as appropriate.

  • Review and approve account reconciliations

  • Support audits

  • Primary point of contact for Country/Regional Business Controllers and Buyers for complex issues

  • Actively participating in possible migrations & process stabilizations (drive process improvements)


  • Written and verbal fluency in English

  • experience leading a team or AP Team Lead experience in an multinational environment

  • Experience of motivating & managing team of professionals to deliver to consistently high standards

  • Proven ability to drive team performance with a focus on quantitative and qualitative metrics

  • Good understanding of accounting practices

  • Experience of effective management of under-performance

  • Ability to anticipate and resolve challenges

  • Flexible approach with a strong team spirit

  • Effective interpersonal skills and highly professional style when dealing with business clients

  • Comfortable delivering against quantitative and qualitative performance metrics

  • Compliance & controllership mindset

  • Numerate with a good eye for detail

  • Proficient IT skills including Excel and Outlook

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience managing activity migration projects of advantage

  • Additional European languages (other than Hungarian)

  • Knowledge of ERP platforms (SAP/Oracle)

Locations: Hungary; Budapest