General Electric Controller – GE Research in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:

As the Controller for GE’s Research Center, you will translate concepts, develop strategy, implement change, and create programs responsive to the external environment. You will be responsible for all operational and technical controllership for GE Research. In addition, this position plays a critical role in financial aspects of overall commercial negotiations and other operational activities to drive growth and profitability of the Global Research.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition you will…

  • Advise business leaders regarding complex financial accounting and reporting issues and transaction structuring

  • Own overall financial reporting, advising on complex technical accounting matters, leading the controllership aspects of the margin review processes and re-design of such processes, developing policy, and also implementing the operational aspects of such accounting advice and polices.

  • Ensure preparation and completion of audited, consolidated, financial results

  • Report monthly operating results and direct finance activities

  • Perform strategic management and execution of controllership processes and provision of technical and/or operational advice to controllership and finance leaders

  • Interpret and implement GE General Accounting Procedures (GAP) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Compliance focal point for accounting issues

  • Maintain accounting, financial reporting, financial control and information systems to ensure adequate records, ensure appropriate authorizations of transactions and safeguard assets

  • Key contact for Corporate and external auditors

Provide leadership across all accounting operations including account reconciliations, closing processes, financial systems maintenance, and general ledger data consistency / integrity

  • Manage the process, accuracy and compliance with GAAP across all financial reporting systems

  • Provide technical guidance across the business including communication / clarification of new rules, regulatory GAAP, and GE accounting policies

  • Oversee month-end and year-end closing process and streamline processes for distribution of financial information


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 8 years of experience in a variety of finance/accounting positions, handling complex issues

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals, now or in the future for employment visas, for this job opening.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Master's degree in Business Administration

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to create and execute concrete action plans

  • Strong analytical, project management, and organizational skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

About Us:

At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

At GE Global Research we redefine what's possible, finding answers to some of the world's toughest problems. Find out more at at or , and connect with our technologists at and

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

Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.