Finance Analyst

Job Description

Job Profile SummaryResponsible for managing a team to deliver performance and planning activities including delivering financial forecasting, analysis and insights and other financial performance and planning activities, and ensure the business transactions and results of the reporting entity are recorded, reported and forecasted with integrity, in a timely manner and in conformance Group accounting policies and control standards.
Job AdvertFinance Analyst

Customers & Products (C&P) as a business is dedicated to growing our customer business by delivering excellent products and services. To achieve this aim, the business will need excellent business partners working efficiently in new and innovative ways across the entity both in support of growing/sustaining the core businesses and in delivering new business models for the future. The Customers & Products finance team has restructured quite substantively and is supporting business ambitions in the following ways:

Deploying financial capability aligned with business demand and structure. The C&P Finance organisation design has a single point of accountability on entity leadership teams to ensure effective partnering and appropriate controls and compliance across the C&P businesses as well as securing clear alignment related to business aims and ambitions.

Centralising the finance teams in support of Customers and Products enables the function to restructure, standardize and remove duplication and drive value through digital initiatives.

The UK CBM/GFO Analyst supports the Finance Manager with the Planning, Performance insight and Reporting of the UK business performance. Using strong technical capabilities in performance reporting and integrated business planning, working with relevant teams across the business to effectively coordinate a range of finance activities and assisting in the delivery of the financial strategy to drive outstanding business results.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for and delivers the in-year forecast and annual Planning process; Provide support to 5-year planning horizon as needed
  • Responsible for the production all materials to support monthly and quarterly performance reviews at different levels of the organisation
  • Accountable for the consolidated business forecasting (GFO) process, variance bridges and functions allocation (local and group allocated charges) processes.
  • Accountable for facilitation of the business management planning & performance reporting process.
  • Accountable for projects planning through the business management (CBM) process ensuring full integration with other processes and alignment with stakeholders
  • Manages register of business risks and opportunities (V&Os)
  • Reviewing performance through multiple lens with a bias for qualitative insights to ensure that the business is appraised of external trends, competitor activities, dynamic market insights to enable timely response in service of in-year & long-term goals
  • Provide quality business level commentary on performance
  • Develops the availability of timely & insightful MI through Power BI reports
  • Drives the continuous improvement, standardisation and simplification across the core planning & performance processes
Essential Education:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting
Crucial Experience and Job Requirements:
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills to enable effective collaboration
  • Ability to interpret and communicate financial information with transparency provide insights to deliver business improvement and to optimise and protect value
  • Ability to build insights from data analysis and challenge the status quo
Desirable Criteria:
  • Self-starter with an ability to prioritise and work independently with limited guidance
  • Strong numerical and analytic skills, business acumen and understanding of business drivers.
  • Experience of convenience or consumer (B2C) business
  • Bias for continuous improvement and experience of agile working methodologies
  • Understanding of forecasting components, drivers and levers, of customer needs
  • Understanding of system controls, financial controls and risk assessment including an
  • understanding of how Finance processes and systems operate
  • Knowledge of Power BI or other Microsoft o365 applications (Powerapps, Power automate)

Job Family GroupFinance Group
Relocation availableNo
Travel requiredNo
Time TypeFull time
CountryUnited Kingdom

We’re gearing up for the future. At bp our goal for C&P is to deliver the future of mobility, energy and services for our customers by innovating with new business models and service platforms.

C&P will become a hub, housing our midstream, lubricants, aviation, sale of chemicals, mobility and ‎convenience, marketing and our next-generation businesses, making it a highly integrated and ‎interconnected organisation. And with safety being our core value, our commitment to safe and reliable operations will never change.

Want to join the team? This means:

• being customer-centric, agile and responsive to changing customer needs and dynamic markets
• focusing on growth and development of customer offers
• optimising the chemicals and fuels value chains to maximise integrated value
• contributing to the reduction of carbon intensity of the products we create, and sell, by 50% by 2050 or sooner
• creating strategic partnerships that drive long-term value for C&P
• being digitally enabled and empowered by customer insights and data to deliver solutions.

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