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Portfolio Gas & Low Carbon Analyst

Portfolio Gas & Low Carbon Analyst

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 138407BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Responsible for providing accounting support for acquisition, divestment, portfolio optimization and low carbon activity. Oversee and action the correct application of policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of recorded financial activity for these areas. Interact with teams across the business development (BD), legal, land, finance, policy, local bpx and Global Business Services (GBS) accounting teams to ensure alignment and to coordinate / gather data and address issues.

Key accountabilities:

  • Liaise with bp technical accounting & policy teams on proper accounting treatment for complex or unusual transactions
  • Advise the Low Carbon and Sustainability business unit on accounting and control matters
  • Establish & implement any new control processes or non-financial reporting requirements for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
  • Support, assure, and provide accounting information and input from scoping and due diligence through to final transaction closings for acquisitions and divestments
  • Work with BD and Legal team to compile and review Purchase and Sales Agreements (PSAs), other schedules and exhibits to ensure accounting information and reporting impacts are represented appropriately
  • Work across all accounting team members to gather information needed for the PSA Schedules and Exhibits (such as gas imbalances, payout balances, suspense amounts, etc.) and lead efforts to adjust ERP system reporting
  • Prepare and distribute internal “Fact Sheet” to notify accounting teams of key terms, timing and impacts of the acquisition or divestment
  • Prepare Preliminary Settlement Statement (PSS) and Final Settlement Statement (FSS) for the buyer by accumulating information from SAP, other reporting tools, and accounting team members
  • Prepare monthly Transition Settlement Statement (TSS) for the buyer if deal has a Transition Services Agreement (TSA) and ensure we are complying with the accounting terms in the TSA
  • Perform account reconciliations as needed for applicable acquisition & divestment balance sheet accounts
  • Support buyer inquiries related to PSA, PSS, FSS, TSS and audits
  • Support business initiatives and assist in delivery of business targets

Essential education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline. Masters, MBA, CPA and/or Chartered Accountant preferred.

Essential experience:
  • 10+ years accounting/financial experience in upstream oil & gas industry
  • Experience in business development and complex accounting transactions a plus
  • Sound understanding of accounting and financial control policies / practices
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Experience with SAP ERP system strongly preferred
  • Experience with PowerBI or other data reporting/visualization tools and utilizing these tools to streamline/automate processes

Other essential skills, knowledge, desirable criteria:
  • Motivated, self-starter enthusiastic about affecting change
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and properly prioritize
  • Strong track record of on-time delivery
  • Ability to effectively influence, collaborate and build alignment with individuals and within multi-discipline teams

  • We offer a reward and wellbeing package to enable your work to fit with your life
  • These can include, but not limited to, access to health, vision and dental insurance, flexible working schedule, paid time off policy, discretionary annual bonus program, long-term incentive program, and a generous 401K matching program
  • $114,639-$184,473 *Note that the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting

Pay Range: $114,639-$184,473

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