Sr. Accounting Analyst R&A Business I

24 Nov 2016
24 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
This role will be will be responsible for ensuring that the business transactions related to month-end close, forecasting and variance analysis are recorded/reported with integrity and transparency and in a timely and accurate manner.

Key accountabilities
• Interface and maintain connectivity with the businesses that are supported
• Possess and in-depth knowledge of financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flow)
• Execute variance and trend analysis to identify transactions, trends or variations in financial statements during the close, forecasting/actuals, and cons unit reviews and submissions.
• Perform forecast review, preparing commentary on plan to actual variances and providing value add reporting to the supported businesses
• Maintain an understanding of US R&M's financial systems and their key interdependencies in order to effectively manage and deliver the BP financial close
• Liaise with BP's outsourced service provider (Accenture) to ensure activities such as monthly accrual updates and journal entry processing have been completed
• Work with Embedded Finance team to develop in-year and future-year forecast and Plan submission of the GFO and GFR
• Perform Cons Unit review by engaging with various BU contacts to deliver key analytics
• Work with the Functional teams (Audit, Tax and Legal) to provide key data
• Support the team in delivery of continuous improvements related to the end-to-end reporting process

Essential Education
• Bachelor's degree

Essential experience and job requirements
• Minimum of 7 years of relevant Accounting experience in related area(s)
• Strong financial system skills with SAP, Business Warehouse (BW) and Microsoft Applications - especially Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word
• Strong understanding of how financial reporting and accounting processes function - including system controls, financial controls and risk assessment
• Strong Analytical skills in financial reporting and accounting with a solid understanding of control processes

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
Ability to work in the Naperville, IL office location. No relocation assistance will be provided.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
• Strong communication, interpersonal and networking skills; ability to interpret and clearly communication information, best practices and lessons learned with internal and external parties; able to impact and contribute sound advice to the R&A Business Team
• Good business judgment in handling potentially sensitive business and people issues
• Flexibility and adaptability in handling change
• Highly motivated self-starter with the ability and willingness to take initiative; proactively promote, implement, and uphold the principles, aspirations and strategies of the department/business unit/company; champion
• Commitment to workplace safety
• CPA or MBA is a plus

Relocation available

Travel required
Negligible travel

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. 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 has established a Global Business Services (GBS) in the Chicago area which provides Finance, Customer Service and Operational Procurement services to businesses across the Americas. This GBS is part of an integrated network of Global Business Services to support SPU (strategic performance unit) operations globally, providing cost optimization and process standardization, through global delivery capabilities and enabling technologies. The GBS is a dynamic, performance-driven organization that deeply values its customers and its people, and seeks continuous improvement in all it does.

Corporate & Functions

Closing Date
[ "23-Dec-2016" ]