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General Electric SEC Reporting Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description 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. In-depth understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. In-depth understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.

GE Healthcare (GEHC) is currently an $18B segment of General Electric Company (GE). It will be spun off from GE and is expected to operate as a standalone public company early 2023.

The SEC Analyst is a new role for GEHC. This position will play a critical role in the Company’s compliance with external reporting requirements as part of a newly formed U.S. public company. This will include involvement with the preparation and review of external filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange (“SEC”) for Form 10Q, 10K, and 8K within the Company’s Workiva filing tool. This position will also be responsible for: ensuring external filings have complete & accurate tie-out support, assist in the implementation and disclosure of new accounting standard pronouncements, disclosure controls related to external filings, external audit disclosure checklist preparation & review, EPS and adjusted EPS calculations, assist in the Company’s quarterly representation letter administration, XBRL tagging on SEC filings (as applicable), own the external reporting timelines and partner with other key business functions such as FP&A, investor relations, and SEC counsel to ensure deadlines are established and met.

The role will initially involve establishing accounting and reporting processes for the areas referenced above because of the recently announced spin-off. After the spin-off, the role will be responsible for the ongoing accounting and reporting of the areas referenced above. Ideal candidates should have experience in accounting and financial reporting ideally related to the areas above in addition to solid skills in problem solving, verbal and written communication, and working cross functionally in a global organization.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the preparation, accurate reporting, and filing of SEC periodic reports (e.g., 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K)

  • Coordinate with the broader finance team & business for necessary accounting disclosures for certain footnotes and management’s discussion and analysis

  • Collect and process edits received from management, auditors, and attorneys

  • Perform and manage XBRL tagging on areas of responsibility and perform quality reviews on areas tagged by others

  • Complete SEC and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) disclosure checklist

  • Stay up to date on new accounting and disclosure guidance and help assess the impact on the business and reporting environment

  • Other financial, compliance and special projects as assigned

  • Provide oversight in the execution of internal controls over external financial reporting

  • Exhibit leadership and drive a closing calendar that is efficient and is collaborative with other key functions such as FP&A and investor relations

  • Responsible as part business owner for Workiva SEC filing tool

  • Oversight of FCM automated workflow tool for SEC reporting

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 5-8 years of progressive experience in accounting or finance

  • Demonstrated proficiency in U.S. GAAP/Strong knowledge of accounting and financial reporting

  • Workiva SEC filing tool experience

  • Advanced Hyperion, Oracle/Essbase, and Excel skills preferred.

  • Strong business analytical skills and ability to use those skills to influence and drive change.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong and persuasive communicator: essential to have credibility within a dynamic, challenging environment to drive change and establish process.

  • Desire to formulate and implement process/structure with drive to continue to challenge the status quo.

  • Demonstrated focus on being able to translate data and metrics into predictable, value-add business insight.

  • Strong results orientation, bias for action.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage change in a matrix organization.

  • Must have an outstanding attention to detail and strong process rigor.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines while delivering consistent, accurate and reliable work.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently with broad guidance against a framework of defined business objectives in a matrix environment.

  • Ability to comfortably interact with all levels of management.

  • Flexibility to work both on site and remotely

Desired Characteristics

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Big 4 public accounting or SEC reporting at U.S. Public Company (preferably in manufacturing space)

  • Experience with Workvia, SEC filing tool

  • Demonstrated ability working in cross functional teams or in matrixed organization with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows.

  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Adaptable/ Flexible: Ability to work beyond role boundaries or with uncertainty & fluid situations- able to embrace change in response to new information, unexpected or different circumstances and ambiguous situation.

  • Is quality conscious- provides quality deliverables consistently and has an eye for details.

  • Is organized and manages time well.

  • Experience applying SOX requirements

  • Confidence / Assertiveness: strong influencing skills across business functions; confidence to approach business leaders with difficult messages and defend position

We expect all employees to live and breathe our behaviors: to act with humility and build trust; lead with transparency; deliver with focus, and drive ownership – always with unyielding integrity.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.

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Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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.

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