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IG Financial Controller - LNG

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 Closes: 12 Feb 2020
City of London, London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 113233BR_1579050117

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day.


Role Synopsis:

The IG Financial Controller - LNG will have solid IFRS accounting experience, preferably gained in a commodities trading environment, and will use this alongside their business knowledge to work as an effective business partner to the LNG trading business.

The role is part of a team within IST Global Finance Services (GFS), responsible for the accounting and reporting of IST International Gas (IG) entities. We work closely with other teams including commodity risk, accounting policy, business change, LNG front office, control and transformation, central accounting and reporting, settlements and statutory accounts.

Core to the role is support for the monthly submission of IST IG's accounts and related reporting, including statutory accounts, using knowledge of IFRS and business insights gained by working closely with the front and middle offices. The successful candidate will have a full understanding of the income statement, balance sheet and any other additional / supplementary disclosures required for the gas business, and provide assurance around the reported numbers.

An important part of the role is advising on the accounting impacts of new business proposals, and implementing any changes required to integrate new activity once approved. Continuous improvement and transformation are also a big focus, and the Financial Controller partners with the transformation team and IT&S to find the best new technologies to automate our processes in order to deepen business insight, improve controls and save time.

This is an individual contributor role, with no direct reports, where teamwork and forming good working relationships with other teams are important

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead to drive transformation, working with teams in IST GFS and the business to implement best practice, improving analysis and reporting capabilities
  • Provide financial advice in support of new commercial activity, and determine how to integrate that activity into GFS
  • Assist in the production of the IG quarterly due diligence pack and quarterly analytical review, producing insightful analysis for presentation to the IG CFO and Head of GFS, IST
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the control environment
  • Ensure that all financial reporting is carried out in accordance with the Group Reporting Manual (GRM) and submitted according to the Group timetable
  • Assist the Planning and Performance Management (PPM) teams to report and understand forecast vs actual variances for P&L, cash, and working capital
  • Provide cover for IG Third Party Settlements Manager, for treasury confirmations related operational activity, which involves some bank holiday cover (shared with other team members).

Essential experience:

  • Strong level of financial understanding, analytical skills and numeracy, preferably gained in a commodities trading environment with experience of accounting for derivatives
  • Experience in a financial reporting role
  • Proven record of working under pressure and delivering to tight deadlines
  • Strong business partnering skills
  • Ability to network across BP and work with senior management
  • Influencing and relationship building skills
  • Strong project background with a desire to lead improvements to processes

Desirable Criteria:

  • Power BI report creation and other experience of using new technologies to transform processes, analysis and controls

Essential Education:

  • Professional accounting qualification



The IG Financial Controller - LNG will have solid IFRS accounting experience, preferably gained in a commodities trading environment, and will use this alongside their business knowledge to work as an effective business partner to the LNG trading business.The role is part of a team within IST Global Finance Services (GFS), responsible for the accounting and reporting of IST International Gas (IG) entities. We work closely with other teams including commodity risk, accounting policy, business change, LNG front office, control and transformation, central accounting and reporting, settlements and statutory accounts.Core to the role is support for the monthly submission of IST IG's accounts and related reporting, including statutory accounts, using knowledge of IFRS and business insights gained by working closely with the front and middle offices. The successful candidate will have a full understanding of the income statement, balance sheet and any other additional / supplementary disclosures required for the gas business, and provide assurance around the reported numbers.An important part of the role is advising on the accounting impacts of new business proposals, and implementing any changes required to integrate new activity once approved. Continuous improvement and transformation are also a big focus, and the Financial Controller partners with the transformation team and IT&S to find the best new technologies to automate our processes in order to deepen business insight, improve controls and save time.This is an individual contributor role, with no direct reports, where teamwork and forming good working relationships with other teams are important.

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