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Reference ID 136908BR_EN Updated 18/05/2020
Country Poland

The Role

FO plays a vital role in enabling the delivery of Finance Functional excellence to RDS. In the delivery of its core processes FO ensures: the quality of the data & data model for key aspects of Finance; the design, implementation and measurement of a number of those core processes; the design and delivery of a fit for purposes control framework and provides business insights through advanced data and process analytics.

Reporting & Analysis employs some 25% of the total staff of FO. The core purpose of R&A is to provide a top quartile (effectiveness and efficiency) team to drive an agenda of financial accounting, reporting and analysis that delivers the majority of relevant external (Group and Corporate) and internal reporting for RDS. The team is designed to drive a process agenda (for efficiency) and a connectivity agenda (for effectiveness and integration) under the four core business pillars of RDS, namely Upstream/Integrated Gas & New Energies, Downstream, P&T and Corporate, Holdings and Treasury (CHT).

This role will be part of the R&A IG&NE PAR CoE, which will play key role the process coordination, improvement and alignment of the products delivered by the IGNE PAR community. This team is created to ensure IG&NE PAR products are delivered reliably and in a continually more effective and efficient way. This role covers existing scope within R&A which is being re-focused with deeper Global & LOB accountabilities and more process focus as part of World Class Finance.

Individually, this position will have responsibility for a wide variety of deliverables related to the reporting, planning and appraisal process, behaviours & accountabilities include:

• Ruthless standardization and automation of PAR deliverables such as MI packs for use in LOBs and Globally
• Pilot and embed innovative solutions for PAR that leverage new technologies to make PAR delivery more efficient and effective (EG PowerBI, PowerQuery, DaX, Big Data tools)
• Develop productive relations with key stakeholders to deepen team's understanding of deliverables and use this understanding as a lever to review and enhance assigned outputs.
• Investigate reporting issues and identify issues for resolution in system issues etc
• Contribute to preparation of the annual Business Plan and related assessments to together ensure a sound submission, including operational, economic and financial KPIs
• Ad hoc analysis for leadership teams, including insights on financials/results, working capital analysis, price movement impact on cash/earnings, etc.
• Ensure that business performance is well analyzed and accurately reported in management information packs delivered on a regular basis
• Take ownership to ensure the quality of data and analysis is ready per agreed timelines with stakeholders.

Skills and Requirements
• University degree in a finance related discipline with preference for a professional qualification and/or certification like CIMA or ACCA etc.)
• 4-7 years of relevant professional experience
• Experience with continuous improvement (especially Lean) is important and will be developed
• Mindset to drive true global standards in a customer centric way
• Technical capabilities in automation and data management or the aptitude to develop these skills.
• Self-starter with a track record of performance and proven ability to deliver quality results under significant time pressure and to tight deadlines
• Strong interpersonal & leadership skills with personal confidence to quickly build credibility, respect and rapport;
• Strong analytical and numerical skills
• Able to work across organizational boundaries with a diverse group of colleagues and stakeholders at multiple levels in the organization

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