GE Nigeria Job for a Lead Accountant 1 – Operational in Lagos

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each GE business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Lead Accountant 1 – Operational

Job Number: 2351723
Location: Lagos
Business: GE Global Operations
Business Segment: Global Ops-Middle East & Africa

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
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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 (please indicate clearly on your resume)
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience working in a global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows
  • 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
  • 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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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