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General Electric Director, Audit - Renewables in Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Job Description Summary

GE is in the midst of a significant and public transformation of its portfolio, leadership, operations and culture. One of the top priorities within this transformation is the Internal Audit function. GE is currently evolving the function, focusing more on the development of deep, data-driven, modern audit expertise and experience to serve as a true business partner for the audit committee and executive leaders, while still maintaining its commitment to talent development, both within and outside the function.

A key dimension of this role will be to coordinate with the Chief Audit Executive (CAE), GE Renewable Energy to manage the entire audit process, including risk assessment, planning, audit execution and reporting results for GE Renewable Energy, including:

Collaborating with GE Renewable Energy leadership to identify and evaluate risks and drive risk-based audit approach. Identifying systemic root causes audit over audit to assist the BU with end to end remediation and strategic adjustment. Acting as a trusted advisor to the Chief Audit Executive, GE Renewable Energy for the design, implementation, and maintenance of a world-class, modernized Internal Audit function.

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Lead audit teams in executing risk-based, business-wide audits plans that use Lean principles, clearly define the objectives and scope of each review, employing critical thinking and appropriate testing methodologies, and include detailed findings and recommendations to mitigating risk.

  • Manage a portfolio of assigned audits and related activities, including staffing, scheduling, and coordination with stakeholders to ensure the timely completion of the plan.

  • Act as a trusted advisor to Renewable Energy CAE for the design, implementation, and maintenance of a best in class, modernized IA program.

  • Provide ongoing updates to Renewable Energy CAE on progress and audit outcomes.

  • Collaborate with business leaders to identify and evaluate risks and drive risk-based audit approach.

  • Attract, develop and retain a high performing Internal Audit team. Mentor, coach and teach, as needed, including developing people for career opportunities and advancements within General Electric. Develop, update and maintain talent development, training and succession plans for the department.

  • Drive continuous improvement mindset in the audit function, including identifying and integrating best practices; Identify specific actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Internal Audits.

  • Create an equitable and inclusive environment where people can bring their full selves to work and unlock their greatest potential and contributions to the team.

  • Achieve annual goals and budget targets by effectively managing resources and stakeholder requirements.

  • Stay abreast of new and emerging regulations & trends that impacts the risk landscape and rapidly adjust audit plan or procedures accordingly.

YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Develop an understanding of the General Electric Company, the strategy and vision of the Company’s transformation, to ensure the Internal Audit organization is contributing to the Company’s progress forward.

  • Support the GE Power CAE to build and maintain a strong, technical, data-driven modern audit function and team.

  • Gain credibility and build trust with key stakeholders (GE Renewable Energy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer) and immediate team members (Manager(s), Senior Auditor(s) and Auditor(s)); personify a positive attitude and desire to contribute to the success of the new Internal Audit organization and General Electric.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/SUCCESS PROFILE

  • A Bachelor's or Master’s degree (in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration) is preferred, or equivalent knowledge, or experience

  • CPA/CA, CFA, CISA or other professional certification is a plus

  • Significant experience in organizational leadership and in Internal Audit leadership

  • Experience leading large complex teams of experienced professionals. Has managed teams directly or through other supervisory staff. Has coordinated resources across multiple teams.

  • General knowledge of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements as they relate to Industrial business sectors.

  • Broad exposure/experience in and comprehensive understanding of audit/risk management (as they relate to Power industry in a plus)

  • Excellent listening, verbal, written and presentation communication skills – interactive listening, able to deliver complex messages, build strong working relationship across the business and influence others

  • Ideally able to communicate fluently in both French and English

  • Lean process awareness and/or understanding and orientation

  • Comprehensive technical understanding and knowledge of internal audit and risk advisory

  • Strong project management skills and/or track record of leading multiple teams and audit projects simultaneously

  • Proven track record of relationship development and management with executive stakeholders

  • Outstanding leadership skills, including experience in identifying and developing high-performing talent

  • Problem solving skills in a complex environment that demonstrate logical and sophisticated analytical thought processes, interpretive thinking, complex judgement

  • Uses a data-driven, digital, modern audit approach; continuously advocates for the use of technology and data

  • Ability to synthesize and communicate complex audit and technology topics to all levels of the organization

  • Ability to flex personal style according to the context of a situation to drive engagement with all stakeholders

  • Working conditions: Is open to travel depending on the current state of affairs

LOCATION:

  • We are open to remote working for this opportunity, but preferably within a commutable distance to one of the specified locations. Candidates must be willing to travel.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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