General Electric Cost Accountant in DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Role Summary:

About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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Role Summary:

Responsible for managing processes, tools and activities related to Cost Accounting in the Dubai and Saudi, as well as the rest of the Eastern Hemisphere when required. Specific responsibilities will include daily recosting, month end close processes and variance analysis.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepare estimates of new and/or proposed product costs

  • Classify labour, material and overhead costs of products and/or services

  • Work with the Supply Chain team to ensure timely pricing related updates

  • Analysis of manufacturing and purchasing variances and communicate to manufacturing teams

  • Ensure accuracy of cost data and inventory valuation

  • Responsible for settlement of manufacturing orders at month end as well as other month end duties

  • Assist in developing and managing standard processes for Cost Accounting

  • Provide cost accounting assistance to the wider team within the Eastern Hemisphere as and when required

  • Ensure compliance with financial policies and internal controls

  • Provide ad-hoc costing assistance to other manufacturing teams when required

  • Any other ad-hoc duties and special projects as required


  • Degree qualified or equivalent within a finance / accounting field

  • Previous accounting experience (possibly gained over a 2 year period)

  • Previous costing experience preferable

  • Experience of costing manufacturing products would be advantageous

  • Previous experience of analyzing variances would be beneficial

Desired Characteristics:

  • Numerical skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Communication skills, both verbally and in writing, using various methods including telephone, face-face, email, letter

  • Ability to interact with individuals locally and internationally with tact, diplomacy and understanding

  • Skills in the use of Microsoft office

  • Skills in the use of SAP would be beneficial

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team (both locally and remotely)

  • Ability to produce accurate and reliable financial data

  • Ability to prioritise workload

  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

  • Skills in reviewing processes and ability to propose process improvements

  • Problem solving skills

  • Self motivated

  • Ability to be flexible


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Locations: United Arab Emirates; Dubai; DUBAI