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General Electric Global Tax Operations Leader (Grid Solutions business) in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description Summary

Determine and minimize the company's worldwide tax liability with the highest integrity while complying with worldwide tax laws. Interprets simple internal and external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services. Stays informed of industry trends that may influence work.

Job Description

Business overview

  • Grid Solutions enables power utilities and industries worldwide to effectively manage electricity from the point of generation to the point of consumption, helping to maximize the reliability, efficiency and resiliency of the grid. Includes a comprehensive portfolio of equipment, hardware, protection and control, automation and digital services. Grid is also equipped to address the challenges of the energy transition by safely and reliably connecting intermittent renewable energy generation to transmission networks.

  • Grid solutions is a $4 B business with a global presence serving a diverse customer based across Grid Transmission, Distribution operators as well as Industrial and Power Generation customers to meet their electrification needs.

  • Global Tax Operations leader will play a critical role to manage tax risks, indirect / direct cash flows, ensuring local compliance given our tax presence in over 120 countries and 160+ legal entities/ branches globally

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for quarterly close and reporting activities with respect to GE – Grid Solutions US GAAP financial reporting, including effective tax rate analysis, tax payable rollforwards, deferred tax rollforward and year end disclosure requirements for all entities globally;

  • Support development and recommendation of tax policy and provides technical advice with respect to areas of assigned responsibilities

  • Ensures tax compliance deadlines are met by facilitating and coordinating efforts across multiple functions (internal and/or external tax return preparers) and reviewing GE– Grid Solutions business inputs/tax computations for key entities.

  • Work with tax and finance employees to document and support all significant financial reporting positions taken with respect to income tax accounts (including effective tax rate reconciliations), examine and evaluate all deferred tax balances, leads reconciliation of income tax returns to ledgers, settle quarterly / annual taxes from GE Corporate and perform or monitor reconciliations of ASC 740 income tax accounts in accordance with GE account reconciliation policy

  • Work with tax and finance employees to forecast taxes for financial planning & analysis purposes and compare actual forecasted quarterly / annual effective tax rates

  • Collaborate across GE Tax Operations Team to provide training and share best practices.

  • Coordinate SOX 404 processes and review with respect to tax functions and extends these processes and reviews to serve as integral "real-time" internal audit or tax controllership reviews

  • Develop new processes, systems, reports and schedules to ensure adequacy and function of all tax compliance programs and initiatives within areas of assigned responsibility

  • Ensure the implementation/maintenance of Tax Enterprise Standards

  • Support effective Indirect tax compliance across the business and additional tax related tasks as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting, Finance or Law

  • Major experience in taxation or as a tax professional working on multinational clients' tax-related matters or other GE's businesses

  • Significant experience of US GAAP ASC 740

  • Fluency in English (both verbal and written)

  • Technical accounting expertise

Desired Characteristics

  • Post-graduate degree in finance, accounting, economics, or with significant academic focus on taxation from accredited university or college

  • Certified Public Accountant certificate or equivalent professional license is preferred

  • Tax background essential

  • Ability to evaluate complex proposals and anticipate, identify, and resolve tax-related risks and opportunities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • PC proficiency

  • Experience working in a matrix environment

  • Adaptable/flexible: open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or ability 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

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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 drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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