Control & Transformation Data Analyst

  • Competitive GBP
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BP Plc.
  • 11 Sep 18 2018-09-11

The Head of Control & Transformation (C&T) is responsible together with the Global Head of Global Finance Services (GFS) for the provision of business support and assurance for BP’s System of Internal Control, and lead the transformation of processes and controls across GFS, partnering with both Integrated, Supply & Trading (IST) and Group teams. The Analyst is expected to work in a cross functional manner across different functions, businesses, organisation and segments to deliver control leadership and modernisation.

Role synopsis

The Head of Control & Transformation (C&T) is responsible together with the Global Head of Global Finance Services (GFS) for the provision of business support and assurance for BP’s System of Internal Control, and lead the transformation of processes and controls across GFS, partnering with both Intergrated, Supply & Trading (IST) and Group teams.

Global Finance Services (GFS) is the organizational structure within IST Finance & Risk which combines Financial Accounting, Reporting & Control (ARC), Regional PPM, Regional Counterparty Due Diligence (CDD), Settlements, Contracts / Confirmations and Control & Transformation.

Key accountabilities of the team within GFS are:
•Building and implementing a culture of strong control and continuous improvement across IST.
•Supporting the delivery of the IST Finance & Risk vision for 2020 and beyond.
•Acting as a mentor and coach across Finance & Risk in support of adopting new technologies, process improvements and wider team development.
•Supporting Project delivery in both a technical and project manager perspective.

The Control & Transformation Manager is responsible for executing on continuous improvement and transformation projects covering technology enablement, process improvement and change management to improve efficiency, effectiveness and integration across GFS.

The Control & Transformation Manager supports the Head of Control & Transformation through the proactive identification of project opportunities, unearthing and developing new opportunities and designing solution approaches and implementing changes

The Analyst is expected to work in a cross functional manner across different functions, businesses, organisation and segments to deliver control leadership and modernisation.

Key accountabilities

•Analyse data from select metrics and evaluate process capabilities to aid in the development of insights on potential process improvements to be included strategic plans.
•Actively pursue partnership opportunities across IST & BP Group to find to unearth and implement system solution to drive data analysis and reporting
•Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to constantly challenge existing processes for possibility of improvement and standardisation
•Domain knowledge of IST's trading activities and an understanding of the end to end transaction lifecycle and how the various IST functions support this workflow.
•Utilising modern technologies to drive business process and enable quicker decision making becoming the subject matter expert across GFS
•Identification and trial of new technologies (RPA / Robotics, Blockchain, NLP, new digital solutions for back office accounting to improve transactional processes
•Develop or assist in development of project plans, including supporting activities and required resources, consistent with continuous improvement tools and methodology
•Change or project management expertise to GFS transformation initiatives – process, system or organisation related on a spectrum from Product Owner, process mapping, business case writing to articulating a single change request and the associated benefits

Essential Education

A university degree or equivalent is preferred, but specific educational profile is less important than behaviour and a strong track record of high performance and contribution

Essential experience and job requirements

•Passionate about improving the agility of IST to take on new business, smooth processes, step change the working environment through technology and innovation and ultimately shape the finance function of the future.
•Develop business intelligence i.e. collecting and preparing data and providing quantitative analysis to explain why certain results occur to support near real-time decision making and process improvements (data analytics).
•Demonstrated strengths, experience and track record in evaluating and implementing sound, practical business processes, internal controls and assurance practices within finance function.
•Readily assimilates information and instructions, listens and understands well and able to transpose this into transformation opportunities across the deal lifecycle and financial reporting processes.
•Strong interpersonal, dynamic communication, and influencing skills with proven capability and ability to manage multiple/conflicting priorities.
•Works as an integrated part of the team: strives to achieve individual objectives and supports all team members objectives and the team targets
•Performs duties individually if needed without minimum supervision of the team leader, and provides coaching to other team members. In absence of team lead able to manage daily priorities and provide support anyone in the team in issue resolution.
•Positively represents GFS and C&T to both internal and external audiences and demonstrates strong compliance and consistency in line with BP standards, including our Code, D&I guidance and HSSE in the execution of their role.
•Strong IT background with good working knowledge of Power BI, RPA / Robotics, NLP, Blockchain, Data Analytics, and ISTs financial systems i.e. SAP PRI.
•Develop positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders within a small team or externally at both peer level and above leading change through BP’s core Values & Behaviours.

Desirable criteria & qualifications

•Problem-driven, curious and inspired by challenging and ill-defined problems.
•Tech Savvy, not Tech Driven. Should love new technology and leveraging data and individual expertise, to solve critical business problems and is not afraid to learn new approaches when needed and have a good sense of when to use the appropriate tool for the job.
•Clever and Tenacious. Ability to find a way around obstacles and be creative when it comes to tackling them.