Finance Business Partner



Finance & Treasury


London


Permanent

The Business Planning and Reporting (BP&R) function led by the Head of Business Planning and Reporting is one of the core functions within the Global Finance and Treasury department. BP&R is split into two sub-functions: Business Planning & Reporting and Group Reporting. The Business Planning & Reporting team plays a key role in supporting the management of GM&T with high quality financial information, analysis and advice to senior management across business units and support functions of GM&T group as well as supporting the wider Gazprom Group by providing budgetary and performance reporting information according to Group requirements

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group – the world’s largest gas producer and one of the world’s largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Role objectives

The Business Planning and Reporting (BP&R) function led by the Head of Business Planning and Reporting is one of the core functions within the Global Finance and Treasury department.

BP&R is split into two sub-functions: Business Planning & Reporting and Group Reporting. The Business Planning & Reporting team plays a key role in supporting the management of GM&T with high quality financial information, analysis and advice to senior management across business units and support functions of GM&T group as well as supporting the wider Gazprom Group by providing budgetary and performance reporting information according to Group requirements

Duties & Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

  • Work under direction of Senior Front Office Business Partner to ensure all reporting, budgeting and forecasting requirements are completed timely and accurately
  • Provide insightful financial analysis and accounting advice on Front Office performance to support strategic decision making
  • Identify opportunities to improve task efficiency, working autonomously to plan and execute solutions to completion

Financial Planning

  • Focal point for Front Office financial planning queries in London
  • Provide support to Senior Front Office Business Partner for budget and business plan submissions as part of the annual budgeting and business planning process and any subsequent reforecasting exercises
  • Support intra-year financial reforecasts in line with Gazprom Group and senior management requirements
  • Provide key support in the presentation of budget/business plan and re-forecast to senior management
  • Ensure planning inputs are received from relevant business areas, submissions are made within agreed timescales and are complete according to Gazprom Group, commercial and business management requirements
  • Understand and challenge costs and cost drivers for the GM&T Group from a commercial perspective

Management Reporting

  • Prepare high quality, insightful management information on time, analysing and understanding variances and trends against budget and forecasts
  • Serve as a business partner and act as a key point of contact for all MI requirements
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Finance team developing good working relationships in addition to the wider business
  • Proactively seek out improvement opportunities both from a process and a commercial perspective
  • Contribute to ensuring that the provision of MI at GM&T continues to strive toward best practice, with a focus on looking forward and refining forecasting accuracy
  • Support Senior Front Office Business Partner in post implementation reviews of approved investment initiatives and tracking cost / benefits

Gazprom Group

  • Focal point for all management reporting and planning requests from Gazprom Group stakeholders
  • Manage multiple ad hoc reporting and analysis requests
  • Look to streamline all Gazprom Group reporting requirements by harmonising formats and minimising duplication
  • Support business and group management in developing and reporting best practice financial performance indicators

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent presentational & relationship building skills, with the ability to challenge and influence decision making
  • Pro-active in achieving results with a track record of significant delivery
  • Highly organised individual
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent team player able to work effectively across geographical and functional boundaries;
  • Strong analytical skills combined with sound accounting knowledge
  • Able to cope with rapid business change and pressurised environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel modelling skills, and advanced competency in using other Microsoft Office applications (Word and PowerPoint)

Experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), energy industry or Front Office experience is advantageous
  • Experience with an ERP Reporting module or a Data Warehouse Tool

Education

  • Qualified / Part Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
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