Operational Finance Leader – General Electric (GE)

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Operational Finance Leader - Middle East & Pakistan

Role Summary:
Responsible for providing strategic P&L and operations finance leadership for Middle East & Pakistan LCT. Serves as a business partner to the operating team to drive business initiatives, growth, business strategy, and profitability.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Partner with business leader and staff to drive operating performance & act as champion for strategic initiatives within the organization
- Ownership for developing estimates, operating plans/forecasts/reviews
- Driving profitable growth by providing analysis of results and reporting key metrics while advising the leadership team on risks and opportunities, as well as recommending actions
- Provides pricing analytics and cost estimation support on active bids as well as for pipeline development
- Supports order acquisition by facilitating financing: Loans, Letters of Credits, Bank Guarantees,etc.
- Partner with channel partners and optimize channel partner processes (Commissions,incentives etc.)
- Drive profitable growth in the region by providing analysis of results and identifying & tracking key metrics while advising the leadership team on risks and opportunities, as well as recommending actions
- Interaction with GEHC customers in both ITO and OR processes
- Lead cross-functional projects to drive simplification throughout the organization and to improve rigor in key Finance processes, reducing costs & improving profitability
- Contribute to improving efficiencies and performance as well as providing quality financial information. Actively participate with Operations Management to improve productivity and inventory management
- Develop and improve financial processes: Finance reporting tools, Management reporting tools, budgeting and estimating processes, standard Production Cost set ups and analyses,Capital Investment
- Provide FP&A support for both LCT and EGM HQ teams




Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and minimum of five years financial work experience including developing forecasts & operating plans and leading business /finance reviews

Desired Characteristics:
- Strong analytic skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers,generate alternatives and drive positive change
- Clear thinking / problem solving: successfully led cross-functional projects/process improvement within operations/finance function involving process improvement; able to quickly grasp new ideas
- Leadership experience: has experience leading team members balancing execution through others with inclusiveness, leveraging expertise, clear thinking, imagination, and external focus.
- Excellent communication skills: experience working across multiple levels (including executive level), functions and regions; able to clearly communicate complex financial information in a easy to understand manner; able to deliver message effectively verbally and in writing
- Solid PC skills: experience with financial systems/applications (i.e.: Oracle, SAP, COGNOS,Business Objects, etc.), strong Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation (i.e. pivot tables,VLookup, and Macros)
- Confidence / Assertiveness: strong influencing skills across business functions; confidence to approach business leaders with difficult messages and defend position; for example, work closely with business leaders to achieve business objectives while driving controllership/GE Values
- Experience working in global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows
- Experience leading in a matrixed environment
- Basic understanding of financial compliance: SOX, GAAP
- Trained and/or certified in process improvement methodology such as LEAN or Six Sigma
- Graduate of GE's Financial Management Program (FMP), or Corporate Audit Staff (CAS); or graduate of other financial leadership programs
- Masters’ degree in Business Administration


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General Electric (GE)

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: Top level Years of experience: 5 Salary: AED0 / Publish date: 11 Jan 2019

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