General Electric Lead Accountant SME – Finance (IT) Project Management 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 Lead Accountant SME will handle a range of activities mainly related to leading the efforts of setting ups new entities in Corporate ERPs for all GE Businesses, as part of Biz growth, also supports LE restructuring, acquisitions and divestures. You will be the Single Point of Contact for GE businesses, IT, Record to Report and Source to Pay, Statutory and TAX teams. The role reports to the Sr. Accounting Manager in Finance IT Team and is based in the Budapest Center.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide Support to the Sr. Accounting Manager on all activities

  • Responsible for coordinating/leading of the new entity setups in Corporate ERPs (all sub-ledger implementation: AR, AP, FA, Inventory, Payroll) for all GE Businesses

  • Ensure processes are consistently created and applied across the activities within scope. Critically examine potential issues where financial risks and opportunities may be drawn out.

  • Support the Controllership integration processes for new businesses and volumes from a reporting standpoint and form strong relationships with Stakeholders.

  • Facilitate understanding of specific requirements with business teams for each project

  • Ensure that the ongoing projects meet the required deadlines and deliverables

  • Ensure project execution against timelines, budget (Cost Benefit Analyses), scope and quality accepted by key stakeholders

  • Support Business, IT and Ops teams to define upcoming activities and scope of project

  • Track and resolve open items identified for each project

  • Advise and able to support the various stakeholders (GE Business representatives, various Enterprise Standards such as IT, Record to Report and Source to Pay, Statutory, Invoice to Cash and TAX) in the project to meet their goals

  • On request test /coordinate the testing of different functionalities provided by the IT implementation teams


  • Qualified Accountant, Master’s degree in Accounting and proven accounting experience.

  • Wing to Wing thinking and process experience

  • Excellent level of English (oral and written).

  • Project management skills and mindset with ability to handle multiple tasks and deliver results on time and on budget

  • Capable of forging strong relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues and work effectively with others.

  • Ability to identify scope and manage multiple priorities.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information and in different or unexpected circumstances.

  • Team player and proactive attitude

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively at all levels of organization

  • Results oriented: Strong ownership & accountability with a proven track record of execution

  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others

  • Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel, Power Point

Desired Characteristics:

  • Shared services experience or solid understanding of shared services dynamics

Locations: Hungary; Budapest