Lead Accountant 1-Operational needed at GE

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Job Title: Lead Accountant 1 - Operational


Job Field
Finance, Accounting, Audit

Role Summary and Purpose
As the Lead Accountant you will be responsible for monitoring and managing accuracy of accounting entries.
Ensuring that entries are timely, and compliant. Will provide support to more junior team members by clarifying accounting requirements, mitigating risks, and supporting customers on system changes.

Essential Responsibilities
Full responsibility for the timely preparation and submission of monthly/quarterly management reports to HQ and the business units
Full responsibility for analyzing Business financials on a monthly basis and reporting on variances
Leading month-end/quarter-end closing, communicating the closing calendar and ensuring strict adherence to agreed timelines
Reviewing General Ledger entries to ensure completeness and accuracy of Business financials
Reviewing account reconciliations in line with the Corporate criteria for quality and driving quick resolution of any identified defects or failures
Support internal and external financial and tax audit and examination processes, including assisting with the preparation of audited financial statements, footnotes and supplemental information
Primary contact for the Businesses, responding timely and accurately to queries/clarifications raised

Qualifications and Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other Business related field and 3 - 5 years progressive accounting or finance experience
Professional accounting qualification e.g. CA, CPA, ACCA, ACA
Demonstrated proficiency in U.S. GAAP, local GAAP, IFRS and authoritative accounting literature i.e. FASB pronouncements
A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required.
Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Desired Characteristics
Experience working in a global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner Strong analytical skills:
Able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change Clear thinking/problem solving:
Successfully led projects/process improvements within operations/finance functions; able to quickly grasp new ideas Adaptable/flexible:
Being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations Integrity:
Accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others


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