General Electric A/P Operations Team Leader in Budapest, Hungary
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.
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.
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
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
Experience managing activity migration projects of advantage
Additional European languages (other than Hungarian)
Knowledge of ERP platforms (SAP/Oracle)
Locations: Hungary; Budapest