Finance Advisor - Holdings
Where you fit in
To realise Shell’s Powering Progress strategy, the Group will need a simple and agile corporate holding and financing structure to deploy capital where required for new opportunities, facilitating shareholder returns through our dividend and share buyback commitments ($26bn of returns in 2022) whilst successfully navigating a continuously evolving and competitive external landscape.
The Finance Advisor Holdings is part of the Corporate Controllers organisation, our Centre of Expertise for technical accounting, risk management and Group structuring. You will provide subject-matter expertise on financial risk and corporate reporting in structuring and financing transactions as well as serving as financial controller of one of the Group’s senior holding companies with a multi-billion-dollar balance sheet.
You will have the opportunity to partner with colleagues in our Treasury, Tax and Legal organisations to deliver structuring and financing transactions, serving as the ‘voice’ of finance to drive effective risk management and value protection to ensure support quality decision making.
What’s the role?
As a Finance Advisor you will:
- Provide expert accounting advice to project teams and our colleagues in Finance Operations to ensure transactions are appropriately reported and understood
- Provide expertise in identifying and managing financial related risks
- Serve as controller of a senior Group holding company with responsibility of overseeing the work of our Finance Operations team; coaching team members, reviewing internal and external reporting submissions, and ensuring effective operation of the Shell Control Framework
- Identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities including automation, simplification, and compliance initiatives; and
- Support departmental priorities in learning & development, diversity & inclusion, and other areas.
What we need from you
You will be a Chartered Accountant (or equivalent) and demonstrate a strong understanding or core financial competencies with experience in risk management and corporate structuring an advantage.
In particular, you will have:
- A strong knowledge in accounting and reporting with the ability to leverage internal and external resources to deal with a range of technical issues
- A problem-solving mindset with the ability to deal with ambiguity and complex scenarios
- Excellent collaboration and influencing skills with the ability to work with a wide range of finance and non-finance stakeholders including senior leaders
- Resilience and ability to demonstrate a learner mindset: sharing and improving from mistakes and demonstrating enthusiasm and creativity in delivering change and improvement initiatives; and
- Effective prioritisation and challenge to initiatives which do not add value.
In addition, through the role we will provide you with the opportunity of further development, including:
- Further development of a set of core finance skills, including accounting and reporting, Governance, risk & assurance and stakeholder management which are critical to building a career in finance
- Structuring and financing expertise in a large multinational organisation with exposure to areas such as treasury and tax;
- Opportunities to study for additional professional qualifications (e.g.) if aligned with your development and career aspirations.
If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they do not feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.
We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered (e.g., part-time, job share).
More about Shell UK
Shell is an international energy company that aims to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible. It is one of the world’s largest independent energy companies, operating in more than 70 countries.
Shell has a global target to become a net zero emissions energy business by 2050. This means that Shell aims to be net zero on all emissions generated by its operations and the energy needed to power them. The company is working with customers, business, and governments to address emissions across different sectors.
In March 2022, Shell UK announced an ambition to invest between £20 to £25 billion in the UK energy system over the next decade, more than 75% of which is intended for low and zero-carbon products and services including offshore wind, hydrogen, and electric mobility. These investments, which are subject to board approval, aim to propel the UK closer to net zero whilst intending to stimulate economic growth and jobs.
Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are one of the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy.
An innovative place to work
There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.
Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.
An inclusive place to work
To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.
- We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
- We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
- We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.
A rewarding place to work
Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.
We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.