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GE Healthcare LCT Controller UKI in Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

The UKI LCT Controller will be responsible for controllership activities in respect of GE HealthCare's (GEHC) operations and legal entities in the UK and Ireland LCT. He/she will ensure timely and accurate US GAAP closing and reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis; provide technical controllership guidance to both finance and operations leaders; and manage the local statutory and tax reporting obligations for the GEHC UKI legal entities (excluding HFS entities). The UKI LCT Controller will report into the Europe Controller. The UKI Stat & Tax Leader and UKI Operations Controller will report into the UKI LCT Controller.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Connected Controllership

  • Plan and budget the resources necessary to complete all activities on-time and in accordance with authoritative guidance

  • Manage relationship with external auditors to drive efficient and effective audit processes (audit planning, debrief meeting, audit fees etc.)

  • Partner with GEHC Tax leader to manage the relationship with tax advisors to drive efficient and effective tax processes (CIT/VAT/WHT tax returns preparation, tax audit support) and ensure readiness for tax audits

  • Work closely with the COE teams to ensure the appropriate level of support is provided by the COE teams, as well as being a point of contact for issue resolution and support, as appropriate.

Rigorous Control Environment

  • Ensure US, GEHC and local GAAP finance records are maintained in timely, accurate and complete fashion

  • Be responsible for the integrity of the UKI LCT Balance Sheet. Monitor and review the financial ledgers of each legal entity to ensure compliance with US GAAP, local laws/GAPs, tax codes, government regulations and filing requirements as well as to identify and rectify any process defects in COE-led processes

  • Drive consistency into business processes and systems to ensure that, as far as is appropriate, processes are consistent across the GEHC businesses and a One GEHC approach can be taken

  • Monitor compliance with Sarbanes Oxley 404 requirements as applicable and drive control implementation and improvement where required

  • Partner with GEHC Internal Audit and local Finance Managers as appropriate to review control environments. Drive closure of open audit issues and proactively work to prevent future issues / manage risk. Lead resulting corrective action process implementation and follow up throughout the organization responding to and closing open audit issues quickly.


  • Support simplification and integration projects, in conjunction with Finance, IT and COE teams, to reduce complexity and enable local teams to focus on value added analytical/strategic tasks

  • Support legal entity simplification efforts in the LCT.

Business Partnering

  • Build strong relationships with the Finance and Operational teams across the UKI LCT; support business and finance priorities in the LCT; and support operations leaders/teams to understand financial/accounting implications of transactions and other matters by providing expertise and technical accounting guidance

  • Proactively identify potential risks and opportunities and communicate these timely and effectively to key stakeholders

  • Support business changes and transformations including acquisitions / disposals.


  • Qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA or Masters in Accounting, Finance, or other business related-field, with at least 10 years progressive accounting or finance experience

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Significant, ideally Big Four, experience in public accounting

  • Demonstrates proficiency in US GAAP, local GAAP and authoritative accounting literature (i.e. FASB pronouncements)

  • Excellent collaboration and inter-personal skills

  • Capable of forging strong relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner

  • Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change

  • Strong systems skills and aptitude, experience with ERP and reporting systems

  • Clear thinking/problem solving mindset: successfully led cross-functional projects/process improvements within operations/finance functions; able to quickly grasp new ideas

  • Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information and in different or unexpected circumstances

  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others

  • Confidence/Assertiveness: strong influencing skills across business functions

  • Experience working in a matrixed environment

  • Self-starter and a quick learner with a commitment to meet deadlines

  • Strong experience in internal controls (including Sarbanes Oxley 404)

  • Strong attention to details.

GE HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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