Senior Team Leader - Financial Reporting
GE Corporate - Fairfield, CT

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Serves as key IT leader & process expert for the Controllers Finance Reporting functional area. Establishes and manages client relationships, assisting in planning IT initiatives. Responsible for program budgets, resource allocation and planning to ensure delivery of business benefits. Responsible for people management activities including development, performance management, distribution of work assignments and inter/intra team issue resolution.

Essential Responsibilities
As a member of the CIS Corporate Finance IT leadership team, candidate will play a key role in leading all facets of Information Technology supporting the Corporate Controllers Group. In this role, a candidate should have in-depth technical expertise in Financial Systems, and excellent business skills, especially in the areas of influencing, change facilitation, conflict resolution and communication. Candidate will support the monthly, quarterly and annual close cycle. Candidate will also be accountable for delivery excellence of assigned programs/projects, with duties including project reviews, feasibility analysis, cost benefit analysis, prioritization, execution and closure for all work related to the Corporate Controllers processes and tools. Key responsibilities are:
  • Serve as solution delivery expert for the design and implementation of assigned financial application areas including Enterprise Application solutions
  • Lead cross-business and cross-functional programs outside Corporate Controller group
  • Responsible for all Corporate Financial Internal and External reporting
  • Work as a Business Partner with finance leaders and users to evaluate and improve business processes and arrive at mutual, cost effective solutions
  • Lead an IT team of employees and contractors that partner with business partners to develop and execute a multi-generation plan for ongoing Controllers Group Initiative.
  • Manages budget and contracts associated with programs and initiatives
  • Contributes to the SII process to ensure proper resource allocations
  • Manages activities of project team resources to support and deliver solutions relating to the programs and initiatives
  • Creates and maintains effective working relationships with peers and vendors to seamlessly integrate the program area into the overall strategic objectives and activities of the organization
  • Coordinates program support activities, including the development of internal and external communications, establishing roadmaps and benchmarks and developing training plans
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of technology trends and standards and work as a partner to promote their use
  • Lead in the evaluation and implementation of third party software solutions

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Management or other technical / IT field
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Information Technology delivering high impact technology solutions.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in leading direct employees
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience with financial systems and processes, specifically consolidation, planning, estimating, and reporting systems
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience with large Enterprise Application implementations Eligibility Requirements:
  • Some Global travel required
  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Black Belt or Green Belt certified
  • IMLP and / or CAS graduate
  • Strong knowledge of GE financial cycles and processes
  • Experience with Oracle Financials (i.e. Hyperion, and Oracle General Ledger)
  • Experience with CAP (Change Acceleration Process)
  • Previous Sarbanes-Oxley experience
  • Strong track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience and / or industry activities
  • Strong team player – collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources
  • Experience working with others on a global basis
  • Applies knowledge to coach and mentor others
  • Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer, builds strong customer relationships, creates processes with customer viewpoint and partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives
  • Strong analytical and strong problem solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information / data to make decisions
  • Anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve
  • Creates actionable strategies and operational plans
  • Change oriented – actively generates process improvements, champions and drives change initiatives
  • Confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways
  • Balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to build relationships and credibility
  • Ability to influence and make recommendations to all levels
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast paced team environment
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong attention to detail

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