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  • GE Early Career Development Program - Finance/Accounting

  • Posted on: 29 September, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Entry Level Graduates - Finance/Accounting


    Role Summary/Purpose:
    The Early Career Development Program is a 12- month program designed to develop entry-level talent for GE businesses across Africa. The program purpose is to build expertise and leadership skills in specific areas of finance. The program includes classroom and online training. Candidates will undertake challenging assignments and benefit of exposure to GE senior leaders.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    As a key pipeline for future GE talent, the candidate will be required to provide support to the business in area such as financial planning, accounting services, operation analysis, controllership, forecasting, treasury, and commercial finance.

    General Ledger

    • - Support Accounts Payable team with accurate coding for all invoices
    • - Preparation of journals to correct any accounting errors or other entry during monthly / quarterly closing
    • - Posting of journal entry into AS400 reporting system when the need arises
    • - Participate in periodic profit & lass (DR4) analysis


    • - Review of general ledger to ensure correct coding of all profit & loss entries
    • - Support with preparation of trial balance and supporting documentation for all statutory audits
    • - Ensure all journals are electronically filed and referenced for ease of access when required
    • - Support with closure of account reconciliation (ART) open items
    • - Support with preparation of accounts reconciliation to validate ending balances in the GL on a quarterly basis
    • - Support with monthly reconciliation of all payroll deduction accounts
    • - Support with monthly filing of all PAYE/WHT/VAT and other related taxes
    • - Publish accounts reconciliation dashboard during the quarterly rec cycle


    • - Special projects: ad-hoc management reporting to support decision making


    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting sciences or related field ;
    • GPA greater than or equal
    • 3.0/
    • 4.0 overall;
    • Valid NYSC Certificate or Exemption Certificate will be required
    • Authorized to work in one's country full time without restrictions;
    • Must have advanced to fluent level of English;
    • Ability to work in fast paced changing environment,
    • Demonstrated team player; Confident self starter who has demonstrated drive;
    • Ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks and work to meet deadlines

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications:     
    Desired Characteristics:

    • - Strong attention to detail ensuring timely follow-up and closure.
    • - Clear, concise and articulate communication skills - verbal, written and listening.
    • - Able to take on ad-hoc assignments and work flexible hours as required.
    • - Ability to handle business sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity.
    • - Good organizational and efficiency skills;
    • - Experience working within a very busy environment where deadlines are clearly defined and must be met.
    • - Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations
    • - Demonstrated leadership ability
    • - High performer with a passion to achieve positive business results
    • - Curiosity and desire to learn and expand skill set
    • - Flexible, adaptable, and open to change

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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