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Shell Business Operations
Shell Business Operations
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
time iconWorking hours: Full time
We are looking for:
Financial Controller Renewables & Energy Solutions

Why Work for Shell?

Honest, integrity and respect; "feel free to speak your mind" culture; health and safety rules; diversity & Inclusion culture
An energy leader
Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader {one of the world's biggest employers according to Fortune Global 500}. Join us and have a real impact on the operations of one of the world's largest companies.
Vibrant community
Become a part of a highly-driven team and get to know Shell's unique culture based on inclusiveness and collaboration.
Opportunies for growth
Spread your wings thanks to innumerable opportunities that Shell Business Operations Krakow offers its emloyees.
Impactful collaboration
Be an important participant of an international project.

Thanks to cooperation with Shell you gain:

  • Comfortable working environment: newly-built modern office with its own canteen, relax rooms, bike & car pakingspace
  • Improved accessibility of office and sanitary facilities
  • Energetic atmosphere at work
  • Attractive salary package
  • Shell Card
  • Additional funds for trainings and certifications (ACCA, CIMA, CIPS, Lean Six Sigma)
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Assistive technologies and reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities
  • Non-monetary benefits (e.g. MultiSport Card, vouchers for cultural and free time activities, 12 sports sections, and many more)
  • Attractive relocation allowance available once relocating from another country

The Role:

If you would like to learn more about the growing Renewables and Energy Solutions business and work in a very dynamic and constantly changing environment, this role gives you that opportunity. It is also a great way to develop end-to-end R&A skills, as you will have accountability for a number of entities within the R&ES Europe portfolio, playing a key role in the management of the Legal Entity by ensuring quality financial reporting and compliance. If you have strong accounting, process and financial controls background and are keen to develop further in dynamic and fast-paced team, this could be the opportunity for you.

Where do you fit in?

Reporting directly to the R&A Lead R&ES Europe you will be the part of the e2e R&A team supporting the business. You will work closely with the colleagues within the team, as well as across the organization, including wider SBO, FiB and business to deliver good quality financial accounting and reporting. You will be responsible for all financials, including actuals, latest estimates and plan submissions for entities within your scope. Entities in scope may be a mix of fully integrated Shell entities and non-integrated (portfolio) companies. Next to this you’ll actively help the team identify process improvement opportunities and be empowered to deliver and implement them, sharing best practice and your learnings along the way.

What’s the role?

  • For integrated companies in scope, complete all assigned standard, non-standard, complex process activities (General Ledger, Group Reporting, Management Information, Fixed assets, Statutory, FYLE, Plan and other) in a timely and accurate manner. Perform accounts reconciliation in Blackline tool, including owner/supervisor role for other entities
  • For Portfolio Companies, be the main point of contact for venture finance team to ensure meeting Group requirements and deadlines for planning and reporting.
  • Work in process heavily loaded towards deadlines
  • Play a role of Legal Entity Controller for companies in scope.
  • Play an oversight role for less complex entities within team.
  • Cooperate with various stakeholders (from Shell Business Operations in Krakow, Global Reporting and Analysis Teams, Group Reporting, Business Partners and Auditors).
  • GFRM / IFRS subject matter expert - provide expertise to FO and non-FO stakeholders
  • Provide support to auditors including statutory, JV partner, government/regulatory, tax and SIA
  • Ensure processes are proportionate to the value they drive or risk they mitigate and ‘speak up’ and challenge where unnecessary activities are taking place. Actively contribute to identification of improvement opportunities and support their implementation
  • Formulate and effectively communicate concise performance insights to senior leaders
  • Execute financial controls, ensuring operational and design effectiveness of the controls
  • Build trust and confidence in cooperation within Finance Operations
  • Exceptionally strong team-working across the process area is essential
  • Necessity to constantly update knowledge within finance


  • A strong understanding of financial accounting, reporting and controls, including IFRS and ability to efficiently execute standard process whist ensuring appropriate levels of compliance, an accounting degree is preferred (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • 6 years of experience in finance, accounting area
  • Experience in SAP, especially S4hana would be an advantage. Strong excel skills.
  • Ability to understand data quickly and translate complex financial information into insightful analysis, understandable for both financial and non-financial stakeholders
  • Ability to remain resilient under time pressure and independently prioritise multiple competing priorities whilst maintaining appropriate attention to detail
  • Strong communication and partnering skills with ability to collaborate across a matrix organisation
  • Improvement mindset, with experience of identifying and driving improvement projects
  • Openness to embrace change and remain focused even where ambiguity exists
  • Ability to work with virtual teams, across cultures and time zones
  • Excellent communication skills as well as interpersonal and relationship building skills. Excellent written and spoken business level in English

About us

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 in Kraków:

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, a job at Shell will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of 5 Business Operations centres located worldwide, we will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and stakeholders.

Shell Polska employs more than 4400 professionals: 4100+ in Kraków and 200 in Warsaw.

Our employees represent over 50 nationalities and operate in over 20 defferent languages.
Shell in Kraków departments:

Customer Operations
Finance Operations
HR Service
External Relations
Internal Communications
Order to Delivery
Lubricants Supply Chain
Technical Asset Operations
Creative Solutions

People with disabilities are welcome to apply as we provide reasonable accommodations and assitive technologies for people with diverse disabilities.

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