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Lead Finance Specialist - Project Control

General Electric (GE)

Manama, Bahrain

Ref: KP132-1655

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Role Summary:
Responsible for driving technical accounting compliance, financial and operational internal controls, process simplification, and operational excellence to deliver accurate actual financial reporting and analysis. Experienced level professional positions requiring subject matter knowledge and experience, more independence in problem solving and decision making.

Essential Responsibilities:
Manage the controllership and financial reporting of projects in accordance with internal control rules. Ensure project accounting is in accordance with Company guidelines; define milestone and liaise with accounting for revenue recognition. Organize the project reviews from start to the end of each contract. Ensure consistency with project teams. Analyze the execution performance and propose action plans to improve contract margin and cash profile as well as corrective action plans to mitigate identified risks. In-depth understanding of concepts and principles in the Finance function; may be responsible for handling day-to-day staff management issues including resource management and allocation of work. Focus on department priorities within operating unit and may be responsible for work and development of others. Must have strong finance/ accounting knowledge on how the factoring/discounting is dealt in books of accounts and must have experience on factoring/ discounting arrangement/dealing with financial institutions.

Additionally the candidate will have to supervise FP&A organization covering reviews of business cycle; Monthly reporting, Operating Plan and forecasts mapped and aligned with multiple level of organization including all PLs in Business. This also includes supervision of FP&A team members with respect to defining KPIs to measure the performance in all areas of the organization. Help partner FP&A team and business stakeholders to evolve cross functional controls aligned with various business segments. Supervising/Supporting FP&A in Forex related matters involving hedging; its related rollovers requests/impacts; and re-measurements impacts of on/off balance sheet elements; should assist in STAT/TAX/CAS audits and group reporting requirements with Internal/external auditors/authorities. To act as main interface between finance and other business functions including but not limited to HR for OHR reporting.


Qualified CA/ACCA preferably or Maters degree in finance from an accredited university or college with at least 4 years of experience in handling Project Finance Controlling portfolio.

Desired Characteristics:
Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to influence others and lead small teams. Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact. Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously. Effective problem identification and solution skills. Proven analytical and organizational ability. Strong SAP; HFM knowledge; Unifier; tableau knowledge is a must. Must have handled factoring/Discounting arrangements with financial institutions.

About Us:
GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers.

About the Company

GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company, dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and oil and gas, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs over 300,000 people worldwide.

GE's Oil & Gas business is a leader in the development and delivery of advanced product and service offerings for the global oil and gas industry. As a consequence of the rapid expansion of its technology base, GE's Oil & Gas is capable of addressing the largest and most complex engineering and application challenges entirely from its own worldwide resources. So whether it's the world's largest LNG compression trains, re-injection of high sulfur gas, enhancing the safety and productivity of the world's oil and gas pipelines, or equipment for the production of oil and gas from harsh environments, GE is leading the charge.

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