General Motors Accounting Policy & Compliance – Senior Analyst - FIN0007317 in Detroit, Michigan

OrganizationalBackground :

Controllership& Compliance : This organization has oversightresponsibility for GBS Finance as well as GBS Operations relative to AccountingPolicy/Internal Controls Compliance, SOX, Change Management, and RiskManagement.

GBS Finance centersworldwide provide the following global services:

  • Accounts receivable management
  • Accounts payable management
  • Inventory, Fixed asset and Special tool accounting
  • Intercompany accounting
  • General ledger administration
  • General accounting activities
  • Payroll administration


The Controllership & Compliance team is responsible for assessing and mitigating accountingrisk for GBS. We oversee accountingactivities and policy compliance in regards to Account Reconciliations, JournalEntries, CCL/AOCs, Policy Deviations, Conventions, Disclosures and IssueTracking/Resolution. We serve as liaison between the individual GBS teams andthe larger Controllership organization. We have a heavy focus on processimprovements and standardization initiatives throughout GBS. This position isfor a motivated, engaged, organized self-starterwith strong communication, analytic, technical and leadership skills. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to exercisea high level of independent judgment, decision-making, accuracy, creativity andinitiative.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performmonthly review of account reconciliations to ensure compliance with Corporatepolicy related to variances and aged items
  • Leadthe monthly GBS Controllership close meeting, including preparation of meetingcontent
  • Leadtrainings and present to varying levels of GBS Leadership
  • Leadand facilitate the overall GBS AOC/CCL implementation process
  • Leadand facilitate the GBS Finance Scorecard and BPD process
  • Analyze,track and facilitate remediation of accounting and IT issues within GBS
  • Performquality review of GBS account reconciliations to ensure compliance with policy,identify issues, and report findings and trends to management
  • Performquality review of GBS journal entries to ensure compliance with policy,identify issues, and report findings and trends to management
  • Leadand perform specific monthly and quarterly assessments as required, e.g.Disclosures, QAR, Deviations
  • Leador contribute to special projects, including those with the Controller Group,FP&A and other staffs
  • Developglobal innovative process improvements, re-engineer and streamline work effortsutilizing change management, Lean, and Six Sigma methodologies
  • GBSpoint of contact on accounting policies and quality initiatives
  • Assistwith SOX testing

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

Education/Prior Experience/Required Skills:

  • Bachelor in Accounting
  • 6-10 years accounting related experience
  • Active CPA or CA certification
  • 2-4 years public accounting experience
  • High level of written/verbal communication skills
  • Leadership experience/skills
  • Excellent communication, team building and planning skills
  • Ability to resolve issues under tight timeframes and pressure, and work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and manage time effectively
  • Superior analytical, technical & problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated process improvement and technology thinking skills
  • Abilityto work cross-functionally with all levels of the organization including seniorleadership
  • Proactive work style, desire to take on additional responsibilities

GM Professional Experience Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree, MBA or concentration in Accounting
  • Experience with change management, lean, and/or six sigma
  • Familiarity with GM financial systems/processes (eARMSg, SAP, eLedger, CMS) is a plus
  • SOX/Internal Control experience

Lominger Competencies – Action Oriented,Dealing with Ambiguity, Approachable, Business Acumen, Composure, TimelyDecision Making, Integrity and Trust, Interpersonal Savvy, Learning on the Fly,Organizational Agility, Organization and Planning, Peer Relationships, ProblemSolving, Timely Decision Making, Strategic Agility

Skill Clusters – Functional Expertise(Accounting/Internal Controls), Leadership Expert, Service Expert