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Cost Analyst

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Anchorage
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/12/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (30/12/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a leading global oil and gas operating company.

The Role:
Job title Financial Analyst, Deployed Planning, Performance Management – Anchorage, Alaska
Role Synopsis
The IT&S Region Financial Analyst will provide effective financial budgeting and forecasting for IT&S services delivered to the Alaska Region. The candidate will have solid line reporting to Alaska Deployed Planning, Performance Management and dotted line reporting to Upstream IT&S Finance. They will deliver financials to both the IT&S Function and to the Alaska Region.

Key accountabilities Financial Reporting
• Use regional Deployed Planning tools to deliver regional financial plans and forecasts
• Use Functional reporting tool (SCORE for Upstream IT&S) to deliver functional plans and forecasts
• Obtain quarterly actuals from Alaska’s IBR system (data source SAP), review and map to SCORE (Upstream IT&S Financial Reporting System) system and report into SCORE Prepare variance analysis against forecasts and plan..Training will be offered on using these systems.
• Assure IT&S Business Information Managers (BIMS), also known as Budget Responsible Owners (BROs) and Project Managers (PMs) have monthly Opex and Investment actuals
• Work with IT&S BIMs, Projects Lead, and PMs to develop Annual Plans, 3 Year Plans, and quarterly forecasts for the Alaska Region’s Upstream IT&S costs and report into SCORE.
• Work with BIMs, PMS, BROs to obtain quarterly accruals and supporting documentation
• Enter Upstream IT&S accruals into IPMS and CATT, assuring proper documentation is in place for accruals.
• Perform historical trending and run rate analysis
• Coordinate Monthly Performance Review data for Alaska CIO discussions with Upstream Western Hemisphere CIO
• Prepare power point presentations for Alaska Financials
• Ensure adequate cost codes are set up to deliver agreed budget, within a consistent structure across Upstream and GOI IT&S;
• Track key financial metrics used across IT&S, ensuring their accuracy
• Ensure local allocation keys are accurate and refreshed annually and applied consistently through IT&S.
• Manage analysis, monitoring and processing of IT&S expenditure, ensuring they are undertaken consistently to local Region and IT&S standards.
• Facilitate initiation and approval of inter-company invoices (proactively clarify all charges).
• Lead and manage continuous improvement of operational cost management.
• Support Finance w/ cost recovery within the business to ensure it is accurate; timely
• Support Finance with external (Government and JV partners) reporting and audits
• Explain the Client Statement costs for not only decentralized Upstream costs, but also ES and GOI centralized costs.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Finance or accounting degree desired, 3 to 5 years experience in financial reporting and analysis
• Experience with SAP desired
• Very strong analytical and problem solving skills including familiarity with economic analysis, financial decision making and planning.
• Excellent team player, able to build effective working relationships across teams and disciplines.
• Effective communicator, who is able to work with detail and communicate to wider team
• Strong ability to influence people at all levels and challenge traditional thinking.
• Leadership skills, demonstrated in either a formal or informal setting

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Performance Bias - Bias for action – proactive, takes action before being asked to or forced to by events - Skillful – Essential
• Business Insight - Understands the business levers and takes advantage of appropriate financial and IT tools - Skillful - Essential
• Taking the lead - Uses a range of styles to influence and gain enrollment - Basic - Essential
• Partnership and Team-working - Builds networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge - Basic – Essential
• Innovation - Looks for ways to do things better, faster, more efficiently - Basic - Desirable
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