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Deputy CFO

Deputy CFO

  • Location China - Guangdong - Guangzhou
  • Travel required Negotiable
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 132741BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

As part of China FM&S Growth Strategy, BP aims to establish JV with local battery swap solution provider to provide safe and efficient battery swap services for taxis and online hailing cars in Guangzhou. With the Nov announcement of joint venture agreements signed with Aulton New Energy Automotive Technology Co., Ltd (20%/80%) to develop a leading battery swap network in Guangzhou, the Deputy CFO will play a critical role in this NOJV to deliver the business aspiration. The Deputy CFO will support the JV CFO in defining, developing, and delivering JVs financial and performance frameworks and activities, ensuring an alignment of business support activities to the delivery of the JV business agenda. As a BP secondee, the Deputy CFO will protect BP’s interests, ensure reporting accuracy to BP and provide assurance on all control matters to BP, JV GM (Aulton secondee) and the JV Board. Together with the CFO, the Deputy CFO will provide leadership, direction, assurance and oversight to the finance, accountancy and reporting departments of the JV to plan, monitor and report on all aspects of financial performance, undertake performance management, oversee investment process and results, accountancy activities and Internal Control processes.

Purpose of Role

The Deputy CFO will support the JV CFO in defining, developing, and delivering JVs financial and performance frameworks and activities, ensuring an alignment of business support activities to the delivery of the JV business agenda. As a BP secondee, the Deputy CFO will protect BP’s interests, ensure reporting accuracy to BP and provide assurance on all control matters to BP, JV GM (Aulton secondee) and the JV Board. Together with the CFO, the Deputy CFO will provide leadership, direction, assurance and oversight to the finance, accountancy and reporting departments of the JV to plan, supervise and report on all aspects of financial performance, undertake performance management, lead all aspects of investment process and results, accountancy activities and Internal Control processes.

Key Accountabilities

Leadership

  • Co-lead the Finance function and hosted functions (MI and reporting, accounting, internal control, taxation and fixed asset, IT) in the JV
  • As a key leader and key secondee of BP, protect BP’s interest in the Joint Venture via compliance of JV agreement, the Code of Conduct and other group BP standards; and act as a control focal point to ensure decision quality within the JV from BP’s perspective

Results & Reporting

  • Co-manage in-year business performance including annual plan preparation, strategy refresh, business performance management and analysis, performance targets and management of a risk profiler and mitigation actions
  • Assist with development of long term strategies and plans through driving improvements in JV performance by developing and tracking fit for purpose critical metrics, providing business insights and proposing vital intervention.
  • Ensure JV meets all internal and external financial reporting requirements, and ensure JV is not exposed to legal or regulatory risks or issues
  • Keeping tabs on China government policy changes, economic issues, & drive analyses of investment opportunities, reporting back to BP on financial forecasts & returns.

Accounting

  • Ensure external reporting is prepared in accordance with policies and standards and ensure that transactions and significant events are accurately and correctly accounted for.
  • Ensure JV is aligned with all taxation requirements and fulfills all taxation obligations.

Financial/Internal Control

  • Run audit processes, lead the risk management process and coordinate investigations.
  • Co-manage Internal Control activities & functional standards.

Experience & Expertise

Experience

  • 8+ years of relevant business or finance experience.
  • Minimum 3 years in managerial positions.
  • Multiple years working in finance department or finance-related roles preferred
  • New Energy industry, EV charging, or fuel retail experience is preferable.
  • A track record of JV management or working with partners would be highly advantage.

Essential Skills & Proficiencies

  • Ability to converse in both Mandarin and English fluently.
  • Strong analytical, financial control and accounting skills with a solid understanding of how policies, procedures and systems operate including key communications with other departments and with third party providers.
  • Extensive leadership experience of a team and ability to deliver performance.
  • Strong personal and relationship leadership skills, capable of working with partnerships internally and externally at the individual and organization level.
  • Ability to lead multiple and conflicting priorities and mobilise teams to work with ambitious demands.
  • Wide array of skills in finance, accounting, reporting, taxation-related activities, and IT to help the CFO navigate through a sophisticated portfolio.
  • Understanding of different types of MI and how to use them to drive performance

Education

  • Minimum University Degree or equivalent in business or finance; majoring in finance preferred

As part of China FM&S Growth Strategy, BP aims to establish JV with local battery swap solution provider to provide safe and efficient battery swap services for taxis and online hailing cars in Guangzhou. With the Nov announcement of joint venture agreements signed with Aulton New Energy Automotive Technology Co., Ltd (20%/80%) to develop a leading battery swap network in Guangzhou, the Deputy CFO will play a critical role in this NOJV to deliver the business aspiration. The Deputy CFO will support the JV CFO in defining, developing, and delivering JVs financial and performance frameworks and activities, ensuring an alignment of business support activities to the delivery of the JV business agenda. As a BP secondee, the Deputy CFO will protect BP’s interests, ensure reporting accuracy to BP and provide assurance on all control matters to BP, JV GM (Aulton secondee) and the JV Board. Together with the CFO, the Deputy CFO will provide leadership, direction, assurance and oversight to the finance, accountancy and reporting departments of the JV to plan, monitor and report on all aspects of financial performance, undertake performance management, oversee investment process and results, accountancy activities and Internal Control processes.

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