HQ Cost Finance Manager

Trevose, Pennsylvania
03 Oct 2016
06 Mar 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The HQ Cost Finance Manager will manage the global cost budgets for HQ functions. This critical role is to provide key support to the HQ leadership in forecasting, monitoring cost performance and analyzing variance drivers, while proactively engaging in cost out opportunities, and providing timely reports, analysis and visibility to track cost commitments.

Essential Responsibilities

In the role of HQ Cost Finance Manager t, you will:

  • Lead forecasting during different planning cycles for HQ functions, creating annual budgets to manage Operating Expenses and investment requirements
  • Drive planning framework, utilizing deep understanding of cost drivers, project & investment commitments, to drive short and medium term forecasting and trends
  • Assist with communication and reporting of financial targets and updates on monthly performance to functional leaders
  • Provide insight of key cost trends, and future commitments, to articulate the risks and opportunities versus plan spend
  • Have a creative mindset, to drive digitization of the analytics, and forecasting using business visualization tools (Tableau)
  • Participate and initiate process improvement plans to drive data quality and timely reporting capabilities. Lead cross functional ad hoc projects
  • Support monthly and quarterly closing and reporting processes, ensuring accuracy of monthly / quarterly financials & timely KPI (Key Performance Indicators) reporting and variances to plans.
  • Bring a strong finance background and process mindset - working flexibly and effectively with a diverse group of cross-functional stakeholders
  • Expand SAP, Tableau, and accounting expertise

  • Qualifications/Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics from an accredited university or college (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in finance)
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience across operational / commercial finance, FP&A (Financial, Planning & Analysis) and/or systems implementation

    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

    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • GE FMP (Financial Management Program) Graduate (GE employees only)
    • Advanced PC proficiency
    • Desire / ability to navigate information gathering through the use of data warehouse tools and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems
    • Strong inclusive leadership skills
    • Ability to lead effectively and influence across broad organizations to achieve results
    • Creative, imaginative, courageous approach to problem solving
    • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment with results oriented mindset
    • Comfortable with an act, iterate, pivot approach to leading change
    • Strong process expertise with hands on approach

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