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Planning & Performance SME

Planning & Performance SME

  • Location Hungary - Central - Budapest
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 139561BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We are working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together. You can participate in our new ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero.
In Hungary, we operate bp’s Global Business Services organization which is an integrated part of bp. Our people want to play their part in solving the big complex challenges facing our world today and, guided by our bp values, are working to help meet the world’s need for more energy while lowering carbon emissions. In our offices in Budapest and Szeged, we work in customer service, finance, accounting, procurement, HR services and other enabling functions – providing solutions across all of bp. Join our team, and develop your career in an encouraging, forward-thinking environment!

Would you like to discover how our diverse, hardworking people are leading the way in making energy cleaner and better – and how you can play your part in our world-class team?

Join our Finance Team and advance your career as an
Planning & Performance SME
In this role You will:

Strategy and Planning
  • Supports the annual planning process, ensuring plans are appropriately challenged and assured for the designated business(es).
  • Produces detailed forecasts covering volume, revenue, cost, margin and RCOP as informed by the LBM process, drawing insights and highlighting areas where performance targets are not being met.
Business Partnering and Performance Insights
  • Establish & maintain a proactive business partnering relationship between Finance and the local entity sales director(s) to ensure underlying performance is well understood, to proactively challenge and propose performance improvements, and to monitor & investigate anomalies & trends.
  • Supports the Performance Management agenda for the entities in scope, ensuring robust & timely forecasts and deliver MI analysis and commentary for the leadership team.
  • Partners with other business stakeholders to provide detailed analysis of focus areas of performance
  • Monitor and support sales & marketing initiatives (including pricing) to ensure effective tracking & accurate analysis of profitability.
  • Own the Local monthly LBM financialisation process and supporting processes
Performance Reporting
  • Translates financial and operational performance for the businesses and evaluates and articulates the underlying delivery of actuals vs. latest forecasts on a monthly basis to incorporate into the plan and current outlook for the year.
  • Provides input to the Cluster Head Office channel of the recharge process for the entities, ensuring costs are recharged to countries fairly and accurately
  • Support the ARC manager, in partnership with GBS, in completing Close activities, and with the review and completion of BSI activities for relevant accounts.
  • Contribute to the Performance networks across all clusters to share learnings and solutions
What You will need to be successful:
  • Fluency in English is mandatory
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or equivalent experience in Planning & Performance
  • Part qualified or qualified in a recognised national or international professional accountancy qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA is preferred
  • A good understanding and use of MI tools (eg SAP BW, BIGS BO) and the underlying IT&S system (preferably SAP)
  • Experience in reporting and MI processes (actuals, RF & plan) with a focus on performance analysis and intervention
  • Strong Excel skills, experience in working with large data sets
  • Able to analyse and summarise complex information and prepared to drive performance improvements together with the business
  • Ability to quickly assess areas requiring attention and/or intervention, with a strong demonstration of business partnering to drive business performance.
  • Senior stakeholder management skills
  • Self-starter, highly motivated personality with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and build effective working relationships
At bp, we provide the following environment & benefits to you:
  • Different bonus opportunities based on performance, wide range of cafeteria elements
  • Life & health insurance, medical care package
  • Flexible working schedule: home office up to 2 days / week, based on team agreement
  • Family friendly workplace e.g.: Extended paternity leave, Mother-baby room
  • Employees’ wellbeing programs e.g.: Employee Assistance Program, Company Recognition Program
  • Assets like phone for private usage and company laptop are provided from the first day of employment with other equipment if requested
bp Hungary won the Most attractive employer 2021 Award, based on the PwC annual research. Come and join us!

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