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General Electric Senior Finance Manager - GE Aviation Government Accounting in Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Senior Finance Manager responsible for compliantly developing Forward Pricing Rates for GE Aviation Military Engines and Aviation Systems organizations. This role will partner with Operational functional organization leadership to enable the business to have compliant operating practices, policies, pricing rates and factors with no material misstatement or weaknesses. The desired candidate must excel in the analysis of financial data to support rate generation, government financial reporting, forecasting, variance analysis, contract price negotiation, and contract compliance.

The incumbent will influence and collaborate effectively with diverse functional groups at all organizational levels to achieve common objectives, develop and sustain lean compliant processes and procedures.

The role requires ownership of the audit process of said rates and driving the deliverable of request for information (RFI) data on multiple complex audits for proposal rates packages and final rates through agreement with the various US Government entity’s DCMA & DCAA.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Analyze financial information to ensure costs are aligned to appropriate cost pools for submission of Forward Pricing Proposals (FPRP) and annual Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS) to various government agencies, as well as internal partners.

  • Provide actionable analysis, insights, and recommendations for compliance on FAR and DFAR regulations to Business Management and Program leadership that is above and beyond simple reporting.

  • Exhibit a high degree of flexibility on fast changing, fast growing, high visibility projects and programs.

  • Develop knowledge of assigned rate pool cost structure and develop recommendations for Finance leadership and senior management to compliantly recover maximum allowable cost.

  • Establish effective working relationships and lines of communication with cost contributors to ensure timely support for rate submissions, audits, and other internal and external deliverables.

  • Prepare five year, forward looking cost report narratives and final schedules for submission to the federal government as part initial and updated FPRP. Provide subject matter expertise and analysis in support of rate negotiations with federal representatives and business leadership.

  • Ensure compliance with federal regulations. Partnering with functional Finance teams, develop annual projections of the overhead or direct labor rate(s) using operational budgets and other forecast information and guidance.

  • Manage processes and documentation that support the development and audit of rates. Support internal, DCMA, DCAA and external audits.

  • Apply lean concepts to streamline process and reduce waste.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 6 years of experience in job family)

  • Four to six years’ operating cost analytics experience

  • Three to four years accounting for costs experience

  • This role requires significant experience in the Finance & Government Accounting. Knowledge level is comparable to a Master's degree from an accredited university or college ( or a high school diploma with relevant experience)

Desired Characteristics

  • MBA

  • Accounting certification (CPA, CMA, or similar)

  • Experience with the FAR/DFARS/CAS

  • Prior government audit experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

  • Established project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve complex financial issues

  • Proven excellent analytical abilities

  • Six Sigma and/or Lean training or certification

  • Exceptional MS Excel skills

  • Experience with GE Ledger, Spotfire, Tableau, Oracle, Financial Data Lake’s and data mining

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . at 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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No