Finance Advisor Changbei 2
Shell's story in China dates back more than 100 years. At Shell China we will make sure that your ideas will travel. All of Shell’s core businesses are now represented in China. We need world-class candidates to continue our drive to innovate and answer the world’s energy needs in socially and environmentally responsible ways.
What's the role?
Finance Advisor serve as the face of Finance for opportunities or challenges prioritized based on value and risk. They are responsible for the delivery of Finance capability required to support a set of clearly defined business outcomes across multiple activities/assets. The Finance Advisor will for a variety of activities/opportunities assigned to them by the Pool (Finance) Manager based on Value/Risk (e.g. control frameworks concerns, performance management system issues, large investments, complex contracts) depending on the requirements, of the specific activity.
Some of the key deliverables and responsibilities for this role are as follows:
Deliver the full suite of Finance support (including tax, treasury, accounting and structuring) autonomously and coordinate the involvement of CoEs above pre-agreed thresholds.
Independently ensure that a proper functioning control framework is in place and that risks are properly understood, reflected and managed.
Independently ensure value and risks are made transparent and understood in both decision making and in performance management.
Ensure a fit for purpose performance management system is in place.
In activities where FO and Business act together to deliver, lead/initiate structural improvement projects and leaves the accountability for delivery with the accountable people (the Finance Advisor is explicitly not acting as an ad hoc fixer to mitigate process performance issues).
Brings new proposals of high value activities to the Pool Manager who decides on the resource allocation. For example (in initiating digitalization projects and acting as a connector between FO and the business).
Actively look for opportunities to reduce non value adding Finance activity (“demand management”).
Maximize use of Finance Operations in delivery of processes.
Manage and maintain a risk-based financial controls framework, and ensure controls are in place to address associated risks and uncertainties, particularly in relation to PSC, other agreements and SOx compliance and budget control.
Coordinate the overall WP&B and apply cost control. Give effective challenge to the business to achieve robust plan.
Manage PSC audit.
Ensure proper records keeping and management .
Ensure joint accounts for the project being kept in compliance with local statutory and group accounting principles
Provide professional finance advice and assurance for business decision
Manage partner relationship to achieve win-win position
Ensure proper communications with Chinese partners to minimize exposure on potential dispute related to non- recoverable costs
Work on various opportunities across multiple activities/assets and are not dedicated to a specific activity, asset or business partner. The work they perform will change over time and be prioritized based on value and risk, and professional development.
Will on specific projects/transactions work with business stakeholders to work as the voice of Finance to deliver as “One Finance” with the (CoE) and Finance Operations.
Acts across organizational boundaries as required in the specific activity (e.g. across Finance for an opportunity across all DS CoBs).
Manage PSC partner at appropriate level
What we need from you
Expertise across the spectrum of Finance competences.
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 CoEs 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.