Job Description:

Finance Operations (FO) contributes to the organization's aspiration of becoming the world’s most competitive and innovative energy company by promising to deliver sustainable, externally benchmarked, world-class end to end performance in the five processes we operate. FO plays a vital role in enabling the delivery of Finance Functional excellence to the organization. 


Purpose & Accountabilities:

Reporting & Analysis (R&A) is one of the five processes & employs some 25% of staff within FO. The core purpose of R&A is to support the various businesses of the organization with financial accounting, reporting, and analysis. 


Marketing is a significant downstream business and the face of the organization to most of our customers, it comprises of Retail, Lubricants, Aviation, Specialties & Marine: present in >80 countries; Serving 30 Million+ customers a day through >43,000 Retail sites; >100 Distribution Centers; ~25 Lubes Blending Plants; present in 900 airports; With the organization being the Global Market leader in Lubricants by volume for 10 years and having the Number 1 premium fuel brand V-Power. The Marketing business operates in a very competitive environment and heavily depends on the provision of right insights from MI, Analysis, and Analytics for its business performance management and decision making.


In this influential role, you’ll enjoy a great insight into the organization’s decision making, contact with business teams and exposure to a wide range of projects. For accounting or finance professionals, it’s a potential stepping stone to a future finance leadership role with us.

What's the role?

  • You’ll join a team of commercial finance advisors, based in the Marketing R&A team – who will provide deal structuring and economics modeling capability to the Marketing business. 
  • You can look forward to contributing to the team’s work in the following areas:
  • Designing and building financial and economic models in line with the organization Excel best practice standards, to support decisions made in the business;
  • Carrying out the independent assurance of model integrity by evaluating their logic and calculations, identifying potential errors and risk;
  • Updating the local versions of the Downstream Valuation Model (DOVAMO):
  • Supporting sales, business teams in structuring their commercial deals (sales, supply, network, logistics, marketing, promotions etc.), through an in-depth understanding of business performance, key deal levers & applying learnings from previous deals.
  • Supporting the post-investment reviews of investments and marketing campaigns
  • Participating in projects that arise within the cluster. These can range from accounting to marketing subjects to strategic reviews
  • Ensuring that the Opportunity Realisation Standards (ORS) and Manual of Authorities (MOA) are being adhered to
  • Raising awareness of risks around using financial and economic models by offering training across the finance community.
  • Review the results of project economics to ensure consistency in assumptions used, standardization of methodology, the reasonableness of the results
  • Bring challenge, expertise and commercial acumen to new deal negotiations and deal structuring. Clearly articulate the challenge and propose solutions in the deal to meet customer needs and be able to defend their proposals
  • Deliver actionable insights that directly address challenges/opportunities and partner with stakeholders to implement/act on the insights
  • Develop a relationship with business partners/stakeholders across businesses/functions to comprehensively understand their areas of operation
  • Influence business partners to deliver value to the organization through organization/process changes based on analytical insights
  • Application of external industry and competitor knowledge to enhancing the deal structure and business objectives
  • Develop a good understanding of the organization’s deal processes and parameters to ensure deal meets contract and delivery requirements 
  • Liaise with other Finance functional areas, including Tax, treasury, Controllers and Business Finance


Skills & Requirements:

What we need from you

  • Well-rounded finance professional (MBA, CIMA, ACCA, etc.) with significant experience of 7-11 years in business finance (preferably in areas of pricing, commercial finance, brand management).
  • Good commercial acumen & analytical aptitude 
  • Economic and financial modeling (Excel spreadsheet) experience is essential
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Able to gain the confidence of various stakeholders building on strong knowledge and understanding of the business drivers, value and risk
  • Stakeholder management – influencing, advising and challenging others – is an important part of the job.
  • Project management skills – track record of prioritizing and delivering your own workload.
  • Be flexible and able to prioritize/re-prioritize quickly
  • Problem-solving mindset with the courage to ensure professional financial rigor is applied to the commercial decision-making process
  • Ability to apply a risk-based, practical approach to problem-solving, coupled with the ability to rationalize decisions with significant uncertainty and incomplete info
  • Strong collaboration & interpersonal skills.
  • Exposure to ERP systems (GSAP), business intelligence tools like Spotfire, BI4 & data analytics would be an advantage.
  • Business expertise preferably Oil & Gas - Upstream or Downstream businesses would be an advantage
  • Previous experience with commercial teams is desirable

Demonstrated evidence of Enterprise first values and behaviors will be taken into account during the selection process.


Competence

Level

Business Partnering

Skill

Business Performance Management

Skill

Accounting & Reporting

Knowledge

Value Management

Skill

Modeling skills

Skill