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General Electric Technical Accounting Specialist in Florence, Italy

Job Description Summary

The Technical Accounting Specialist/Controller is responsible for driving technical accounting compliance, financial and operational, process simplification, and operational excellence. This position can sit in either Houston, TX, USA or Florence, Italy.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

In this role, the Aero Alliance Technical Accounting Specialist/Controller will:

  • Manage relationship with external auditors, being key contact for audit on consolidated and standalone Financial Statements (US GAAP & Statutory)

  • Liaise with Tax team to identify tax optimization initiatives and coordinate their execution

  • Maintain a strong internal control environment and manage the JV account reconciliation process, driving improvements period over period

  • Drive smooth implementation of Aero Alliance Accounting Policies and ensure alignment

  • Regularly collaborate with team members to identify, research, resolve and communicate findings on accounting-related questions regarding business transactions and other non-routine matters

  • Monitor new GAAP and SEC releases and work with the team to help define and implement necessary process and reporting changes

  • Assist with month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing process.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge / experience

  • Significant work experience in which a considerable amount should be in technical accounting roles or in audit firms

  • Strong verbal and written communication capabilities

Desired Characteristics

  • Big 4 auditing experience is preferred

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) is preferred

  • Proficient Skills in Microsoft Office

  • Strong ERP & systems expertise preferably (HFM, Oracle)

  • Proven ability to drive and lead accounting processes and procedures such as AR/AP, month end close, payroll, etc.

  • Ability to work with teams across functions and around the globe

  • Ability to execute across multiple priorities independently & decisively

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to prioritize under pressure

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Aero Alliance will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States (US) for this opening if the selected location will be US. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

About Us

Aero Alliance is a Joint Venture that serves three segments of customers – its two parent companies, Baker Hughes and GE Power, as well as the Authorized Service Providers (ASP) network. At Aero Alliance, our purpose is to deliver improved product, repair & execution strategy & fulfillment with best-in-class quality, speed and cost for the JV Partners & ASPs.

Our people are the trusted experts, relied on to solve challenges big and small. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent, and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.

We believe in creating an environment of diversity and inclusion, without bias. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged, and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Information

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