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Chief of Staff, GE Internal Audit

GE Energy
Atlanta, GA 30303
**Job Description Summary**

**Job Description**

Based from major GE Hub in the U.S. and reporting to the GE Chief Audit Executive (GECAE), the Chief of Staff will play a critical role in the re-design of a data-driven, modern audit function for GE, grounded in strong technical expertise. This role will provide strategic leadership to establish the mandate, governance and corporate responsibilities enabling a ~150 person internal audit organization.

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.

This is an opportunity for creativity, challenge, and clear, tangible (and sustainable) impact on a company. In this role, the individual will provide dependable leadership and support to the GE CAE on matters internal and external to the organization and the company. Critical areas of focus:

+ Provides interim/acting support in place of GE CAE where relevant leveraging extensive prior experience in Internal Audit.

+ Is a key partner to the GE CAE and Business unit CAEs in risk assessment and technical matters (i.e. general accounting topics, audit approach, and governance).

+ With a Lean mindset, identifies and executes opportunities for continuous improvement across all aspects of operations for the organization.

+ Is accountable for ensuring standard, modern, and adequate processes related to audit approach and methodology are in place and effective.

+ Provides strategic thought leadership to identify key organizational priorities with the ability to drive execution to completion.

+ Is responsible for maintaining critical partnerships and management of processes related to internal/external stakeholders including the C-Suite and Audit Committee.


+ 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.

+ With a Lean mindset, build and drive an approach to the overall strategic vision set out by the GE CAE & Audit Committee. This will include defining breakthrough actions, setting KPIs, and implementing daily management activities to achieve strategic goals for the organization

+ In the initial years of the re-design, maintain the ownership and relationship management of the co-sourced audit resources as the full-time hires are onboarded. This includes being the central point of contact for the external firm on all matters of the arrangement.

+ Drive consolidation of the Audit Committee materials and references across the enterprise, inclusive of internal audit materials.

+ Develop and own the execution of the Internal Audits operating rhythms and annual calendar inclusive of organizing internal and external engagements and conferences.

+ Develop strong relationships with GE Controllership Senior Leadership Team, Board Liaison and Global Deloitte Audit Engagement Partner for collaborative execution of key reporting activities representing internal audit(audit reporting, planning and risk assessment).

+ Lead key aspects of capital allocation for the organization based on resourcing needs and stakeholder requirements to ensure adequate management of the budget; partner with corporate finance to drive accurate planning and maintenance of the organizations spend.

+ Own and maintain reporting of internal metrics (KPIs) aligned to the organization priorities and operations.

+ Collaborate with Human Resources to develop and implement an Internal Audit Competency model to inform the direction of a leadership development strategy inclusive of Lean, leadership, and technical trainings and career management.

+ Attract, develop, and retain a diverse and high performing team. Mentor, coach and teach, as needed, including developing people for career opportunities and advancements within General Electric, including, but not limited to, the Finance and Accounting areas.

+ Leverage deep audit, accounting, and technology experience to provide technical guidance and counsel to the GE CAE and audit teams on critical and complex items.

+ Maintain and continuously improve the audit policies and governance for the organization, ensuring a strong understanding of the risk landscape and business opportunities.

+ Ensure consistent frameworks for audit methodology and approaches are risk-based, data driven and have been implemented at the business unit level. Develop and execute the quality review program.

+ Maintain a diverse network of peers and external IA organizations to understand emerging risks relevant to GE and incorporate relevant insight into audit standards and best practice sharing.

+ With a data first mindset, partner with the Corporate Data and Analytics team to create a data driven approach to risk assessment that can be utilized across Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) functions.

+ Develop a deep understanding of each of the GE Business segments, including products, competitors, key risks and senior leaders. Regularly communicate business risks and opportunities to the GE CAE, with appropriate recommendations.

+ Partner cross-functionally to develop and maintain internal policies and procedures that support an effective and efficient system of internal controls.

+ Strategic partner with Corporate Legal to provide coordination and resource support for compliance programs involving business ethics, including the investigation of whistleblower complaints and other matters.


+ Develop an understanding of the General Electric Company, the strategy and vision of the Companys transformation, to ensure the Internal Audit organization is contributing to the Companys progress forward.

+ Support the GE CAE to build a strong, technical, data-driven modern audit function and team for all of GE.

+ Gain credibility and build trust with key stakeholders (GEs Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Risk Officer) and immediate team members out of the gate; personify a positive attitude and desire to contribute to the success of General Electric.

+ Establish an operating system for the internal audit organization that enables broader capabilities and deeper audit expertise.


+ Experience implementing a risk-based audit approach in a F1000 global industrial / healthcare environment, working with international operations is critical. A foundation in public accounting, coupled with experience in a global publicly traded company would be ideal.

+ Proven ability to handle scale, change agenda, pace, and overall complexity.

+ Track record of building / transforming a major business function to drive business strategy.

+ Track record of working alongside business leaders, as a strategic partner, identifying and helping mitigate risk

+ Superior business acumen; ability to build strong relationships and trust with company leadership and business process owners.

+ Embodies a modern audit and data-driven approach through a track record of leveraging technology and using data to drive insights and actions.

+ Strong technical internal audit skills, including IT audit and/or financial/operational audit skills and knowledge of SOX 404 requirements.

+ Lean process orientation; Passion to improve operations continuously.

+ Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills; ability to take large volumes of complex information and present it in a clear and concise manner; uses data and a cogent problem-solving methodology in decision making and impact assessment.

+ Solid capability working with a team in a fast-paced environment to meet strict deadlines while managing multiple priorities.

+ Steps forward to address difficult issues and guides others toward the accomplishment of identified, meaningful goals.

+ Initiates, supports and manages change within the organization, taking steps to remove barriers or to accelerate its pace.

+ Ability to quickly assimilate relevant information in unfamiliar situations.

+ Excellent listening, verbal, written and presentation communication skills.

+ An undergraduate degree in a related field is required. A CPA and/or CIA or other risk management or audit designation would be an attractive addition to a candidates credentials.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en\_global/desktop/assets/images/poster\_screen\_reader\_optimized\_w\_supplement.pdf) . 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


Posted: 2021-03-15 Expires: 2021-04-14

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