30 Oct 2016
23 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
This role delivers the essential function of assurance of the correct application of accounting practices and this through (but not limited to) coordinating and delivering the monthly close activities

Key accountabilities
Closing co-ordinator for Geel:

  • Month-end - quarter-end closes
  • Handle the Accrual process
  • Ensure that Cost centre settlements and allocations are executed correctly and in a timely way
  • Calculate and post utility allocations
  • Ensure that project and work order settlements are executed correctly and in a timely way
  • Handle cost transfers regarding SLA's and expat costs
  • Post Catalyst consumptions
  • Post manual depreciations (grants, capitalized interests)
  • Follow up on provisions (restructuring, environmental)
  • Tolling calculation
  • SUP and ADD reporting
  • BSI compliance
  • Inventory revaluation for BPAL
  • Mixed Xylenes price corrections
  • Financial accounting taxes/royalties/revaluation/translation and month end reporting

General compliance/accounting responsibilities

Fixed assets accounting:
  • Follow up and reconciliation of the fixed asset register for projects assets, grants and manual entries (eg catalysts)
  • Financial closing of projects
  • Monthly recon between group and tax accounting
  • Calculate deferred taxes over tax and group results
  • Physical inventory of the equipment in a 3 year cycle

US GAAP & Belgian GAAP reporting
  • Complete the workbook (One Source) for the US GAAP tax submission
  • Coordination of Statutory accounts and tax declarations for Geel
  • Liaise with statutory accountant for BP Chembel
  • BSI reconciliation management for Geel entities
  • Ensure compliance with BP policies and statutory requirements
  • Embedding internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR coordination of CORE's, CET's,...)
  • Coordination of local taxes

Liaison with GBS in Kuala Lumpur and Accenture team in Manila

Accounts payable:

  • Be the local contact point for the AP process (even though this process has been outsourced)
  • Monitoring the amount FI invoices on monthly basis and making suggestions to improve the process with an aim to optimize the amount of FI invoice processing
  • Resolve issues on unprocessed invoices. Identify the source of the problem why invoices aren't processed. Contact the relevant stakeholder or budget holder to obtain resolution. Identify areas for improvement in order to streamline the process and optimize the usage of the KL GBS
  • Support GBS in KL and the Accenture team in Manila with regards to AP issues through (but not limited to) monthly calls with BSC
Identify the room for improvement and setup an action plan to empower the KL GBS with regards to the accountability of following the correct AP processes.

E&Y audit liaison

  • Support the interim audit regarding process controls
  • Prepare the closing files for the E&Y year-end audit
  • Assist the auditors during the year-end audit in March


  • SAP Support :
    • Create and follow up on work requests (incident, enhancement)
    • Support implementation of new functionalities
    • Request for new/additional access
    • SOD compliance
    • Member of NoE network
    • NOE/SUPERUSER for SAP Modules FI/AM
  • E-expenses coordinator (incl. processing of expense notes)
  • Amex coordinator
  • Deputy DOA administration
  • Processing of A/P vendor master changes
  • A/P and A/R reporting

Essential Education
  • Bachelor degree in accounting or equivalent through experience
  • 6-10 years of experience in general accounting

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Advanced SAP FI/AM skills
  • The post holder will be able to demonstrate a successful track record of delivery through the BP leadership model behaviors. They will also have strong financial, analytical and communication skills. In particular the role requires: Strong analytical skills, high level of numeric and financial awareness for business modeling and analysis
  • Asks focused questions to gather information.
  • Self-motivated and good team player, able to work both independently and in a team-based environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Uses Resources to get things done through formal and informal networks.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Effectively communicates with individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent PC skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

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

Desirable criteria & qualifications

Relocation available

Travel required

Is this a part time position?

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 Petrochemicals SPU includes Acetyls, Aromatics and Olefins & Derivatives businesses; it has over 2,300 employees working in production sites and offices on three continents.

We manufacture and market four main product lines: purified terephthalic acid (PTA), paraxylene (PX), acetic acid, and olefins and derivatives (O&D). We also have smaller product lines in acetic anhydride and NDC. Our strategy is to leverage our world leading technology in selected markets, to grow the business and to deliver industry-leading returns. New investments are targeted principally in the higher-growth Asian markets.


Closing Date
[ "22-Feb-2017" ]