Lead Controllership Analyst


(Cincinnati, Ohio)
Full Time
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About GE
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
The Lead Controllership Analyst/Auditor within the new Global Controls Center of Excellence will focus on SOX control testing with potential expansion into broader operational and compliance control responsibilities. Auditor is responsible for ensuring that the SOX processes support compliance with the COSO framework of internal controls for financial reporting.
* Participate in the design of an annual audit plan and perform these key activities (initial focus on SOX): * Perform walkthroughs of business cycles and assess the effectiveness of the processes and controls (Tests of Design) * Develop or update in-scope process narratives, flow charts, and control matrices * Lead testing for various business processes and headquarter level activity in accordance with defined test attributes and guidance (Tests of Effectiveness) * Prepare, complete, and approve testing work papers in GE audit tool (Auditworks) * Collect and maintain evidence to support the testing and monitoring of deficiencies * Monitor, follow up on the status of corrective action plans, and test the remediation of identified deficiencies * • Conduct interviews, analyze data, and formulate recommendations to mitigate identified deficiencies and improve overall control environment * • Present audit plan, audit results, and improvement opportunities to senior leadership * Lead migration of controls testing from business teams to shared service center and ad hoc controls projects * Develop a highly capable team of analysts * Monitor adherence to established internal controls, policy requirements, and practices that promote operational efficiencies * Partner with broader GE controllership community to ensure consistent methodologies, policies, and alignment of resources with respect to audits and controls
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**Qualifications/Requirements:** * Bachelors Degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting or Finance * 5+ years of experience in audit/controllership * Skilled in identifying risks & controls and developing audit tests of controls * Vast practical experience with SOX compliance and Section 404 testingRequirements * Up to 40% domestic and/or global travel **Desired Characteristics:** * Skilled in identifying risks & controls and developing audit tests of controls * Strong understanding of the COSO framework, SOX, financial reporting risks, internal controls & test plan development, US GAAP, and IFRS * Public accounting experience preferred * External certification preferred: CPA, CA, CIA, CISA, CFE * Manufacturing industry experience highly desirable * People management and personnel development experience * Experience leading cross-functional teams in multiple geographies * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills with orientation toward process improvement * Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) * SAP / Oracle experience desirable


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