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General Electric Director, Internal Audit Aviation in Evendale, Ohio

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Job Description

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 Aviation to manage the audit process across a broad portfolio, including risk assessment, planning, audit execution and reporting results for GE Aviation, including:

  • Collaborating with GE Aviation CAE to identify and evaluate risks and drive a risk-based audit approach.

  • Identifying systemic root causes audit from one audit to the next, to assist with end to end remediation and strategic adjustment.

  • Acting as a trusted advisor to the Chief Audit Executive, GE Aviation for the design, implementation, and maintenance of a world-class, modernized Internal Audit function.


  • Lead a large audit team and oversee a broad portfolio of assigned audits for Finance and Operational risks.

  • Work in partnership and collaboration with the Director of Audit for Technology and Cyber, to ensure fully integrated audits.

  • Areas of oversight will include (1) executing risk assessments and risk-based, business-wide audits plans, that use Lean principles, in a timely manner, (2) clearly defining the objectives and scope of each review, (3) employing critical thinking and appropriate testing methodologies, and (4) including detailed findings and recommendations to mitigate risk.

  • Collaborate with IA leadership to build the overall IA strategy for the team, and determine audit coverage and risk-based audit approach for designated businesses

  • Coordinate with other control functions to ensure activities are consistent, aligned and fully leveraged across the organization

  • Provide controls advisory services to GE’s various businesses

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

  • Identify key control issues and emerging risks, and work with management to ensure timely and effective remediation through the implementation of efficiencies, automation and data analytics.

  • Oversee audit administration activities, including staffing, scheduling, budget management, and coordination with stakeholders to ensure the timely completion of the plan.

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

  • Oversee the recruitment, development and retention of 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.

  • Demonstrate, encourage and recognize a continuous improvement mindset in the audit function; stay abreast of new and emerging regulations and trends that impact the risk function; identify and integrate best practices; Drive operational excellence through the delivery of readily available tools and resources.

  • 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.


  • 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 Aviation CAE to build and maintain a strong, technical, data-driven modern audit function and team.

  • Gain credibility and build trust with key stakeholders (GE’s Aviation 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.


  • A Bachelor's or Master’s degree (in Accounting, Finance, "STEM" Majors or Business Administration) is preferred

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

  • Minimum of 10 years in organizational leadership; minimum of 5 years in IA 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 Aviation

  • Broad exposure/experience in and comprehensive understanding of audit/risk management (as they relate to Aviation 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

  • 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


  • 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.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes