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Finance Advisor

Finance Advisor

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury, United States - Illinois - Chicago, United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 137937BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Join us in a crucial time of transition!

We are bringing all of our finance and procurement activities for the group into one place, enabling better work.

For you this means working with us on:

  • Compliance – efficiently delivering external reporting requirements to ensure we continue to meet our regulatory obligations in all jurisdictions, supported by robust control environment across all three lines of defense.
  • Stewardship – laying out a robust finance framework and providing ongoing management of the balance sheet and portfolio execution, supported by effective advocacy to the market.
  • Performance – facilitating the effective allocation of capital, development of business plans and coordination of business performance interventions to ensure a consistent delivery between strategic aspirations, operational forecasts and delivered outcomes. Furthermore, you will be responsible for value creation through mergers and acquisition-led deals, commercial negotiations, and integration of business opportunities.
  • Transformation – driving digital transformation (centralising, digitising, optimising) across all elements of the finance entity to achieve sector-leading cost-performance.
ROLE SYNOPSIS

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Advisor to drive performance as well as challenge the status-quo to transform and expand our integrated Fuels Supply & Midstream (FS&M) business!

Fuel supply and midstream serves our ground fuels and specialty product customers while optimizing the value chain and ensuring quality from crude to customer delivery. We drive performance by maximizing the integrated fuel value chain P&L, and acting as its custodian, through supply optimization, channel of trade management and fuels pricing, enabled through data and an agile org structure.

We drive the commercial optimization of bp’s seven operated refineries, while simultaneously serving an extensive portfolio of B2B customers and supply counterparties. Fuels Supply & Midstream enables supply and demand optimization through close collaboration with Trading & Shipping (T&S). In addition, we own and deliver carbon intensity reduction efforts within Midstream in line with bp’s ambitions.

The Finance Advisor is a member of the FS&M PPM Team, responsible for the reporting, forecasting, and overall financial delivery of capex and cash costs for out B2B and Supply business in North America. This position will work closely with the business finance team and the business to ensure that projects are progressing as expected, identify areas of variance to forecast and highlight opportunities to improve cash cost delivery and the health / performance of the capex portfolio.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Be the lead global finance contact for all Commercial Business Management (CBM) for Finance PPM. Own and lead the development of the Finance review component of CBM
  • Enable the integration of margin and cost reporting into a single process that supports timely commercial decision making
  • Own and lead the Finance PPM components of FS&M Road map / Strategy / LTP activity and it ensure accurately represents actual delivery and realistic expectations of future performance
  • Define key financial metrics for delivery of FS&M components of BP’s 2030 targets and enable their automated collection and tracking.
  • Identify where systems (lack of, heritage etc.) are blockers to good financial data to support commercial decision making and project manage interventions and solutions.
  • Support BPR process from a Finance perspective including building the finance perspective, integration with the business on the overall messages and story.
ESSENTIAL EDUCATION
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher is required - preferably in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA, MBA or Chartered Accountant, preferred
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • 8+ years of relevant finance and accounting experience
  • Experience in midstream / B2B business, preferred.
  • Extensive experience with financial reporting and analysis.
  • Experience managing and balancing multiple stakeholder groups
  • Excellent Excel, Powerpoint
DESIREABLE CRITERIA
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create insights from data analysis and challenge the status quo
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Knowledge of PowerBI, SAP

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