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  • Job reference: RMS0191805

Specialist Finance Business Partner

  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/03/2018
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
The Specialist Finance Business Partner will join the Finance Business Partner Analysis group, supporting Petroleum Marketing Unit (Americas and Asia-Pacific region). Key focus will include support of the Finance Business Partner road map which focuses on three initiatives - creating capacity, capability and developing a suitable culture for Finance Business Partners to thrive. The Specialist Finance Business Partner will also support in correlating financial performance to underlying business drivers and contribute to strategic priorities and business initiatives to drive improved business performance, both in short and long term. Role will be based in Houston on a secondment basis (6 to 9 months) and may require individual to provide cross regional support, which includes taking calls outside normal business hours

* Assess, package and support transition of transactional and basic reporting activities from Finance Business Partners to co-located A&R teams
* Oversee the five year plan, two year budget and monthly forecast processes for all petroleum assets, in the areas of revenue, FS&D, marketing overheads and trade working capital
* Develop strong relationships with Petroleum Marketing Unit (including Sr. managers across Strategy & Planning, Transportation/Technical, Sales Operations and respective teams across Americas and APAC regions)
* Partner with other key sub functions (including other FBPs, tax, accounting/reporting, treasury, investment/evaluations, etc.) to help progress initiatives and provide well rounded support to key stakeholders
* Initiate and lead cross-functional projects and initiatives related to revenue, FS&D
* Ability to problem solve, identify and drive continuous improvement initiatives through to successful implementation.
* Ability to work towards deadlines, think in longer term horizons and project manage; business partnering experience preferred
* Develop and improve upon complex optimization models that support strategic, long term planning initiatives
* Collaborate with co-located A&R teams to ensure the integrity of the reporting (performance and management) being produced by them
* Coach key stakeholders in financial knowledge and use of information systems to better understand implications of decision making
* Continuously assist with risk and range analysis to drive analytical excellence
* Analyze internal and external data to assist Petroleum Marketing Unit in establishing key financial benchmarks and target setting
* Challenge the Petroleum Marketing Unit in decision-making process and proposes viable options

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
* 3-5 years of progressive experience in accounting, reporting, business partnering or risk management
* Experience preparing budgets and forecasts, management reports and commentary.
* Strong analytical and modeling skills, with exposure to finance and Petroleum being preferred
* Ability to work to deadlines, possess strong stakeholder management and business partnering experience will be preferred

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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