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Sr. Accounting Analyst

Sr. Accounting Analyst

  • Location United States - Illinois - Chicago
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 130503BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

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 Refined Product Trading America’s Accounting, Reporting and Control Team and advance your career as a Senior Accounting Analyst!

Who we are and what we do

We deliver transparent, controlled and insightful financial reporting to bp’s businesses, leadership teams and external stakeholders.

We provide meaningful assurance through design & operation of a robust control environment, the application of rigour and judgement and the effective operation of standard processes.

We are a value-add business partner, supporting the delivery of bp’s strategy, net zero ambition and the growth of new business models.

Our role in the new finance entity

  • We ensure that control and compliance is built in to finance processes by design, leveraging the power of data and digital technology
  • We create and protect value for bp’s existing and new businesses
  • We work closely with GBS to design the standard and efficient core finance processes that deliver bp’s financial reporting
  • We offer centralized technical accounting expertise for the group
  • We attract, develop and retain talent for finance and bp, with a focus on digital development and leadership

About this role

The Senior Accounting Analyst is a key position within the Refined Product Trading America’s Accounting, Reporting and Control Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of financial reporting journal entries, financial analysis and assurance in accordance with accounting policy and controls. You will also provide timely and accurate financial and non-financial information to meet both internal and external reporting requirements while ensuring critical checks and controls are in place to provide for robust financial reporting. If you have a passion for simplification and leveraging technology, you'll likely thrive in this role!


  • Compile, review, analyze and book journal entries related to various financial statement areas
  • Interact with the business to ensure the accuracy/integrity of financial accounts and reports
  • Report actual financial and non-financial additional and supplementary information
  • Provide financial accounting support relevant to the Refined Products Trading America’s business unit
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of financial data including the balance sheet, fixed assets, accruals, and P&L results
  • Prepare quarterly analytical review of information
  • Support and assist with internal and external audits
Essential Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. Equivalent experience also considered.
  • At least five years in a relevant finance, accounting, trading or similar role.
  • The successful candidate will have an intermediate level of experience in accounting and finance with some experience in energy or a similar commodity-oriented industry.

What makes you stand out
  • Experience with SAP and FBW reporting systems
  • Financial accounting and reporting knowledge, including general accounting policy knowledge
  • CPA preferred but not required
  • Teammate with ability to build working relationships across functional, business unit and regional lines
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize several diverse projects
  • Experience with automation and visualization tools such as Python or Power BI

Why join us

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation

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