Finance Manager - Carribean, Central & South America

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Location
WayneNew Jersey
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Nov 2016
Closes
31 Dec 2016
Ref
73583BR
Sector
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role synopsis
The main purpose of this role is to support BP's Carribean, Central & South American (CCSA) Lubricants business as the lead Finance professional, ensuring appropriate business partnering in the areas of performance management, budgeting/forecasting, performance reporting and commercial analysis. In addition, the CCSA Finance Manager is responsible for the areas of accounting, reporting and control to ensure the integrity of the Company's financial statements. This role will work closely with the CCSA business team to ensure that management is provided with sufficient and timely information to assist in making appropriate decisions to achieve the US and Region goals and objectives. The CCSA Finance Manager also serves as the primary Finance representative of the business in developing and maintaining key relationships with major customers. The incumbent is a member of the CCSA Country Leadership Team (CLT) and as such has shared accountability for delivery of the CLT scorecard.

Key accountabilities
- Review US Lubes balance sheet and income statement account analyses to ensure accuracy and the propriety of accounting treatment.Ensure that the region meets all internal financial reporting requirements including actuals (FBW and SAPBPC), local statutory compliance, and GFOs.
- Ensure that external reporting is prepared in accordance with Group Accounting policies, as set out in the Group Reporting Manual (GRM), ensuring that transactions and significant events are properly accounted for, minimizing the exposure of the business or the Group to legal or regulatory issues.
- Ensure appropriate risk management processes are in place to identify key commercial risks to the business as well as appropriate monitoring and mitigating actions.
- Establish annual plans and rolling forecasts to enable strategy be delivered and monitor in-year performance, recommending interventions where necessary.
- Facilitates conversations at CLT to ensure underlying performance is well understood and to proactively challenge and propose performance improvements and interventions.
- Ensure that robust controls operate over financial processes, that the Group requirements for Internal Control over Financial Reporting and the Lubricants SPU Minimum Control Expectations are met, and that the control environment of the OU is conducive to meeting Group standards and Practices.
- Lead all cash and working capital initiatives.
- Identify and analyze significant variances to plan, forecasts and historical figures providing challenge, advice and recommended courses of action to assist management to take appropriate corrective actions.
- Lead on safety, motivating staff, building capacity, developing talent and ensuring strong performance management processes.
- Actively participate as a member of the Lubricants Americas Finance Team, ensuring best practices and learnings are shared across the region and appropriately supporting the SPU HSSE agenda.
- Direct interaction with all members of the CCSA team providing support in all financial issues related to the operation, including Sales, Marketing, Credit, LBM, HSSE, GLT, HR and Supply Chain.
- Collaborate with Legal providing support to manage and control risks inherent to the operation in the various countries.
- Collaborate with Tax to ensure compliance and risk mitigation actions are met in the various countries where business is conducted.
- Direct interaction with the Americas Finance & Strategy Director for all financial, performance, operational, legal and control matters related to the CCSA region, as well as other ad-hoc requests.
- Direct interaction with the CCSA Performance Analyst, supervising his/her activities as defined on the job description.

Essential Education
- A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline.

Essential experience and job requirements
- 5+ years of related business experience, particularly in Latin America business.
- Financial control and accounting skills.
- Tax knowledge and legal experience.
- Balanced focus on strategic and performance delivery.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/tasks to successful delivery.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
- Recognized national or international professional accountancy qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA.
- Proven leadership and communication skills.
- Deep commercial acumen.
- Fluency in Spanish.

Relocation available
No

Travel required
Yes - up to 25%

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. With a workforce of 80,000 employees, 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.

BP Lubricants aspires to be the best branded marketer in the global lubricants industry. We focus on creating superior value for our customers and consumers, through differentiated lubricants and related products, backed by excellent services and people, in an efficient and safe operation. We offer a wide range of lubricant products and services for the consumer, commercial, marine and industrial markets. Our brand portfolio includes Castrol, Veedol, Aral and BP, each backed by our commitment to high performance and leading-edge technology.

In the US, BP Lubricants has a well established reputation for innovation in our product offerings and go-to-market approach. Our premium, high performance engine oils are category leaders and we work closely with our channel partners to maintain and grow our business in a mutually beneficial manner.

Segment
Downstream

Closing Date
[ "08-Dec-2016" ]