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Group Finance Analyst (Saudi Arabia based)

Aramco London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 hours ago Permanent £75k - £120k
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James Thomas
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We are seeking a Financial Analyst to join the Group Finance & Consulting Department (GF&CD), which is part of the Group Finance & Development Support (GF&DS) Administrative Area.  GF&CD is a part of the Finance Business Line in Saudi Aramco and ultimately reports to the Finance Executive VP & CFO.

GF&CD is responsible for providing support to senior management and various business lines relating to various Affiliate matters. This support is provided through advisory to Saudi Aramco’s senior management on upcoming Affiliate Board and other committees meetings on matters including statutory and management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting & planning, Mergers & Acquisition, and internal controls.

 

This position will offer the employee an opportunity to further expand professional and interpersonal skills. The GF&CD Analyst may also be placed on high-profile assignments. Potential assignments can be diverse as Saudi Arabia moves forward to meet the country’s growing demand for energy and as the Company continues to diversify and expand its global footprint.

Finance representatives are periodically selected from our pool of analysts and placed in CFO/Controllership positions with one of the Company’s business lines, affiliates, global operations, or mega‑projects.

Applicants will be expected to arrive with the requisite accounting, financial, and managerial skills to perform the required duties.  Upon arrival at Aramco, the focus for the applicant will be on acclimating to the Company’s governance, policies, and culture.

The applicant will possess significant relevant experience within one or more industries, which will allow the applicant to be considered a subject matter expert for that industry. The successful candidate will have the ability to establish personal credibility with various internal clients and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and engagement skills. The applicant must be a team player, be able to plan and coordinate their own workload, and meet deadlines. The applicant will be able to add value by delivering work of the highest quality and be able to proactively overcome issues to ensure delivery.

 

Employee will be required to perform the following:

Review board materials for Affiliates and prepare commentary and analysis for board members
Present to senior management with advisory on upcoming board meetings and other projects
Support GF&CD in being the one-stop shop for all Group Finance matters across the Group
Engage with affiliates to ensure set-up and existence of robust finance functions and processes
Develop, mentor and coach other team members in areas of expertise.
Coordinate involvement of internal Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as needed to support current affiliate matters and issues
Brief internal management on affiliates’ operational matters, new projects, and initiatives
Perform financial analysis on due diligence on Affiliates and their upcoming projects
Where applicable, prepare accounting entries for Affiliates investments
Ad hoc support as required

 

The candidate should hold a Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance, as well as any relevant advance professional competencies evidenced by professional certification such as a CPA, CA, or CFA. An MBA or other post graduate degree is desirable.

A minimum of 10-15 years of relevant experience which may include experience in financial reporting and accounting research (IFRS), international taxation, financial analysis, financial modeling, business development, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, internal controls, financing & cash management, and consulting.

Familiarity with SAP is desirable. Industry experience in oil & gas, chemicals, or power generation is preferred. Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

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