Royal Dutch Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, operating in over 80 countries and territories and employing more than 90,000 people. Our core values of Honesty, Integrity and Respect for People define who we are and how we work. Royal Dutch Shell has developed a global network of Shell Business Operations to provide first-class services to Shell companies across the world.
Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, an SBO-Krakow job will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of six Business Service Operations centres, located worldwide, a job in Krakow will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and internal stakeholders as well as advanced financial operations.
Business Accounting Advisor
Work location: Shell Energy Campus, Czerwone Maki 85
General Position Definition
Group Reporting delivers accurate and on time financial information to internal and external stakeholders. In addition, it is a center of expertise which sets standards, provides advice and builds capability for financial accounting and reporting within Shell.
The Business Accounting & Analysis (BAA) team within Group Reporting is responsible for advising the businesses on all major Group accounting issues, including the accounting advice on complex portfolio transactions. Where necessary the team writes papers outlining the appropriate accounting treatment and updating the Group accounting policy.
The BAA team is part of the Group Controllers organization which is responsible for the accounting framework of the entire RDS Group. Issues arising from accounting developments can have billions of $ impact on the Balance Sheet and hundreds of millions on the Profit and Loss Statement. Reputation issues arising from badly handled accounting issues could have a material effect on RDS share price.
The Business Accounting Advisor is responsible for the identification and understanding of the accounting and reporting aspects of a global and diverse business and for the professional communication of related issues to senior stakeholders.
Responsible for managing the business accounting framework, and accounting policy application by engaging and influencing a wide variety of stakeholders: Business Country focal points, Business Finance Leads, the Business Controller, M&A deal managers and Finance Operations.
Responsible for managing key relationships with the external auditors, E&Y, and resolving accounting related issues and quarterly control/closing issues in a timely manner.
Understand the drivers of the Business and use diagnostic skills, commercial acumen and relationships to identify, articulate and deliver strategic and operational solutions.
Support Reporting & Planning teams with sector specific data required for financial statement preparation (20F), quarterly reporting (QRA) and the Group Planning process.
Quarter close reporting activities, including analytical review of data per Business .
Originate and Manage the Group Audit Review Papers in response to general Shell Group and business related accounting issues related to projects and topics having significant impact on the Group financial statements.
Accountable for reviewing the Group Investment proposals and ensuring that risks and accounting treatment are properly framed before the EVP Controller support is granted.
Lastly, the role will have various Subject Matter Expert areas assigned to it, like specific IFRS areas or business specific KPIs.
The key finance competencies required are in the areas of Accounting Principles, Accounting Operations and Business Analysis, including deep knowledge of IFRS/IAS.
Degree in Accounting or Finance, with minimum 8 years of relevant working experience.
Well-developed business understanding and strong business focus.
The ability to provide accounting advice and apply a disciplined and firm approach to complex issues.
The ability to work independently, resolve complex issues and work proactively, anticipating internal and external events that may affect the Groups accounts.
Excellent analytical skills.
The ability to work quickly and accurately under considerable time pressure, having an orientation to detail and high quality while maintaining the global picture.
The ability to work effectively in a matrix environment given significant cross-department processes.
- Well-developed communication and influencing skills, effective at all levels in the organization. The ability to challenge data as appropriate, whilst maintaining strong relationships across the Group
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Benefits of working at Shell:
- Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader (one of
the world’s biggest companies according to Fortune Global 500)
- Unique opportunity to fulfill your potential with personal and professional development programs
- Work in a smart and motivated team within a supportive and inclusive culture with strong values
- Attractive salary and bonuses
- Complex medical care and individual life insurance
- Sports programme & facilities e.g. Multisport Benefits Card, vouchers for free time activities
- Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
- Opportunity to participate in social and community projects
Shell is an Equal Opportunity