Business Finance Advisor Job at Shell – Bryanston, Gauteng

The Role

Where you fit in?

This exciting role reports to the South Africa Business Finance Manager and is responsible for delivering Finance support across the Downstream business in South Africa.

The Shell World Class Finance ethos of allocating resources based a value and risk will allow the successful candidate to leverage & showcase their strengths while giving them the opportunity to sharpen their development areas by working with other experts in both local and regional projects. The role will have exposure to the Trading Supply and Commercial Fuels business as well as Retail and involves attending and contributing to team meetings, developing a deep understanding of the business, and using Management Information (MI) to provide business insights to support decision making. There will also be opportunities for you to mentor and coach the junior members of the team to develop your indirect leadership skills and driving end to end mindset in all decision by providing relevant financial information and business insight to multiple stakeholders.

What’s the role?

As a Business Finance Advisor, your role includes the assurance of an appropriate business control framework, management information, business analysis and decision support as well as involvement in a wide range of projects that can only be found in a large multinational company (e.g. trading, FMCG, retail and logistics). The role will form a key part of the Finance skill pool and will expose the successful candidate to a wide range to challenges and learning across the Downstream business to develop well rounded finance professional.

Furthermore, your more specific duties include:
Be a strong business partner, finding the right balance to supporting the business goals while providing challenge from a profitability, risk and compliance perspective.

Promote a mindset of integrated value and trade-off in the business to deliver maximum value to the enterprise.

Challenge for continuous improvement on cost management through a flawless performance and appraisal process and regional challenge.

Provide Finance input and support for projects to ensure value growth in line with business strategy and goals.

Support trading deals, local investment proposals and drive focus on operational excellence.

Demonstrate Organizational and Functional Leadership by ensuring country alignment with finance objectives and to actively promote accountability and teamwork behaviours.

Provide clear and consistent business analysis that allows for timely decision making for the business in South Africa.

Participate in the planning process as required with special focus on the operationalization of the agreed plan at local level.

Ensure proper/ support/input from the country to the Business Assurance Committees and annual Business Assurance process.

Interface at local level with Manufacturing, Mobility, Lubricants, Aviation and Marine as well as Corporate team.

What we need from you?

We’re keen to hear from qualified Finance professionals

with minimum of 4 years’ experience in finance or accounting, background in FMCG, Retail or Oil & Gas industry and someone who has worked in a multinational company.

Beyond that, we’d hope to see as many of the following as possible on your CV:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or BCom. A professional qualification such as CA, CFA or CIMA is preferred but not mandatory.

Must have at least 4 years of relevant experience

Experience in an Oil and Gas industry is preferred

Experienced in financial modelling, valuation & analysis.

Experienced in MI and reporting for the business & margin analysis.

Demonstrated ability in planning, target setting and budgeting.

Knowledge in performance management, appraisal, stock and credit management.

Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and deliver through others both in the finance and the business organization.

Ability to gain the confidence of various internal and external parties building on strong knowledge and understanding of the business drivers, value and risk.

Maturity and authority to decide when to involve other parties and effectively play the independent Finance role.

Problem solving mindset with the courage to ensure professional financial rigor is applied to commercial decision-making process and risk management bringing analytics and insights to the table.

Project management skills and flexibility given the support across multiple activities/assets.

Ability to rapidly understand the specific business or function context for which activities in the pool concept are linked to.

Awareness of Price Risk management including hedging techniques and related accounting, hedging systems.

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About the Company

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Company Location:  Bryanston, Gauteng

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