General Electric Lead Operational Controllership Analyst 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:

Organization: The Record to Report (R2R) and Controllership teams are components of the Global Ops Finance Europe organisation. The R2R Global Ops Finance Europe team is in charge to provide support mainly related to the regular activities related to the closing of the books of GE’s affiliates across countries in Europe.

Essential Responsibilities:

Services scope include preparatory and closing activities in areas like Compensation & Benefit, Treasury, Commercial, Supply Chain, Other Asset and Liabilities, Cash&Banking, Payments, Closing & Reporting and Intercompany. The Controllership team within the R2R organization is responsible for ensuring the quality of reported information through coordination of the closing and other controllership activities.

  • Ownership for the trial balance of one or multiple ledgers in the region.

  • Work with multiple process teams to ensure highest quality

  • Build strong partnerships with multiple stakeholders across functions

  • Provide commentary to the balance composition and variance to the consolidated balances

  • Provide support on various R2R related projects (e.g. simplification, system changes, new policies implementation)

  • Managing the team’s activities including closing reporting and account reconciliation cycles ensuring high quality and timely delivery of financial information.

  • Review, manage and co-ordinate the closing and account recs type activities that are completed in the process teams

  • Review reporting tasks (numerous DR, CR reports) on a monthly and quarterly basis in a timely manner and in high quality and respond to queries from US HQ

  • Ensure that internal controls and checkpoints are in place and are followed

  • Co-ordination and review of complex transactions and confirmation of the accounting treatment in Cross-business Schedules (CBS)

  • Complete Balance Sheet analysis during and after the close on a monthly and quarterly basis

  • Prepare materials and give training on technical accounting and other areas where knowledge gaps of the teams are identified

  • Liaise with FP&A, STAT team on various topics

  • Prepare the R2R dashboard and metrics

  • Completeness check of account reconciliations for the management entities in scope

  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the resolution of intercompany disconnects

  • Own and co-ordinate account reconciliation process

  • Co-ordination and review of complex transactions and confirmation of the accounting treatment in Cross-business Schedules (CBS)

  • Constantly support the simplification and standardization of GE

  • Support the Statutory and Tax teams during the relevant periods with timely and accurate data


  • Experience in audit/finance/controllership and proven ability to operate in a diverse operational and cultural environment.

  • Controllership mindset

  • Strong analytic skills

  • Knowledge of US GAAP

  • Fluent English

  • Excellent communication skills: experience with working with multiple stakeholders, functions and regions and ability to deliver message effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and ability to learn how to use other internal and external finance applications.

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes

  • Ability to prioritize workload and show clear commitment to meeting reporting deadlines

  • Successful applicant will be legally eligible to enter into an employment relationship under the laws of Hungary

Desired Characteristics:

  • Proactive and energetic

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Able to drive different projects at the same time

  • Able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines

  • Achieving/Driving Results

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Inclusiveness

  • Influencing

  • Concern for Detail & Accuracy


Locations: Hungary; Budapest