Group Reporting Accountant - German Speaking

Recruiter
Location
BudapestCentral
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Nov 2016
Closes
03 Dec 2016
Ref
71608BR
Sector
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role synopsis
  • Deliver Finance Group Reporting support to the German business(es) assigned to the role.
  • Support of timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial close processes in accordance with the Group Reporting Manual and any other relevant standards and provide support for other Group reporting requirements such as Balance Sheet Integrity, Intercompany reconciliations and Group Charges.
  • The Accountant will work on businesses and processes with a relatively high degree of complexity. They will be required to work closely with the German in country teams supported to ensure effective delivery.


Key accountabilities
  • Adhering with the tasks outlined in the EMS/QMS Systems of GBSE
  • To carry out the month end close processes in a timely and accurate manner for businesses and processes with a relatively high degree of complexity. Resolution of issues and queries may require reference to Group Reporting Manuals and / or working closely with the Business / Country teams supported.
  • The Accountant will work with the team leader and Business / Country teams to understand the priorities and work to deliver against these as required.
  • The Accountant will look for opportunities to improve their own processes to create efficiencies and control improvements within their own area of work.
  • Carrying out balance sheet reconciliation work for businesses / countries supported - query resolution will typically be handled independently based upon previous experience.
  • Support intercompany processes / Group recharges processes where relevant.
  • Support the Stats and Tax processes where required working with the Stats and Tax lead accountants to understand the priorities and deliver against these.
  • To work with the Business / Country teams supported to ensure mutual understanding of all accounting entries and follow up on queries.
  • Resolve queries and issues as they arise with reference to relevant resources such as the Group Reporting Manual, working with the Business / Country teams or other support from within the GBS.
  • To comply with any other job-related requirements. This may be defined by an attached task list or defined by one's relevant team lead or process lead.


Essential Education
  • Relevant degree and 3 to 4 year experience in related Finance area.


Essential experience and job requirements
  • Language and interpersonal skills with particular focus on client responsiveness
  • Good level of analytical skills, numeracy and good financial understanding
  • Customer- and service-oriented thinking,
  • Readiness for action and ability to work under pressure,
  • Self confident appearance in relations to the internal contacts
  • Strong communication and cooperation skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Fluent English and German knowledge is a must


Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
N/A

Desirable criteria & qualifications
N/A

Relocation available
No

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?
No

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Finance Function fulfills three key activities: to report financial and operational results, both internally and externally, with independence and integrity; to support business performance management and planning processes by using consistent data collection and reporting processes; and to integrate financial and commercial processes to enable end to end optimization. Finance also supports the development of annual and long term plans, strategies and performance management processes as well as provides economic analysis and Group Investment Assurance and Approval Process (GIAAP) support for business opportunities, investments and other specific projects as needed.

Segment
Corporate & Functions

Closing Date
[ "02-Dec-2016" ]