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Accounting Analyst (Control)

Accounting Analyst (Control)

  • Location United States - Colorado - Denver
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available Yes - Domestic (In country) only
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 146245BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Grade I Responsible for supporting various initiatives to improve the effectiveness of financial controls, risk management and fraud policies, providing assurance and undertaking a range of control and compliance activities, and working with team members to drive awareness of internal control requirements.

Role synopsisThe Control Analyst role is responsible for providing accounting, reporting, and control (ARC) support for BPX Energy upstream and midstream business units (BUs). The analyst not only has responsibility in an advisory capacity for correct application of policies and processes, but to ensure the integrity of actuals for the BUs. The analyst interacts with teams across the BU landscape to ensure alignment and to coordinate / gather data and address issues.
Key accountabilities
  • Support business and seek opportunities to drive innovation and efficiencies between the teams;
  • Support business initiatives and assist in delivery of business targets;
  • Advise business on accounting and control matters, seek to influence and assure sound business decision making processes;
  • Maintain effective control environment, assure compliance with accounting policy;
  • Monitor the operating effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls, identify and mitigate risks and gaps, eliminate unnecessary complexity;
  • Provide support to validation of BU actuals by completing monthly cost reviews and analysis;
  • Lead quarterly due diligence process;
  • Provide governance assurance prior to operational activities ;
  • Delegation of Authority (DoA) oversight and control via maintenance activities, guidance, and communication within the BUs;
  • Support BU partner audits;
  • Liaise with Outsource Accounting Provider on recurring basis regarding standard and ongoing accounting activities.
Essential Education Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business, or related disciplines.
Essential experience and job requirements
  • 3-5+ years accounting/financial experience in the oil & gas industry;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Sound understanding of E&P and Midstream business;
  • Experience with SAP/SAP PRA/SAP HANA;
  • Experience with Spotfire application, PowerBI or other data reporting/analytical tools and utilizing these tools to streamline/automate processes;
  • Strong skills using Microsoft Office products;
  • Familiarity with accounting and financial control policies / practices.
Other essential skills and knowledge
  • Motivated, self-starter enthusiastic about affecting change;
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, at times with conflicting priorities with a strong track record of delivery;
  • Ability to collaborate and build alignment with individuals and within multi-discipline teams.

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