Senior Finance Business Partner



Finance & Treasury


London


Permanent

The Business Planning and Reporting (BP&R) functions led by the Head of Business Planning and Reporting is one of the core functions within the Global Finance and Treasury department. The Business Planning & Reporting team plays a key role in supporting the management of GM&T with high quality financial information, analysis and advice 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.

About us

GAZPROM Germania GmbH is a subsidiary of the world’s largest natural gas producer, Gazprom. Since its establishment in 1990, GAZPROM Germania has developed into an internationally operating group of 44 companies in 15 countries in Europe and Asia. Its main business activities include the storage and trading of natural gas. It employs approximately 1,800 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters. Together with its strategic partners, GAZPROM Germania Group helps ensure a reliable, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable energy supply for Europe. Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is an integral part of the GAZPROM Germania Group. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide 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. 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) functions led by the Head of Business Planning and Reporting is one of the core functions within the Global Finance and Treasury department. The Business Planning & Reporting team plays a key role in supporting the management of GM&T with high quality financial information, analysis and advice 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
• Own and develop the relationship between senior management and Finance for respective business unit.
• Provide insightful financial analysis as well as reporting, budgeting and forecasting and accounting advice to support strategic decision making.
• Leadership and support to other team members reflecting senior position within team.
 Main Tasks
• Serve as a business partner and act as a key point of contact for all MI requirements.
• Provide the business with accounting guidance and understanding of IFRS reporting issues.
• Work collaboratively with the wider Finance team developing good working relationships in addition to the wider business.
• Provide support to senior management at GM&T for budget and business plan submissions as part of the annual budgeting and business planning process and any subsequent reforecasting exercises.
• Proactively seek out improvement opportunities both from a process and a commercial perspective.
• Provide key support in the presentation of ad hoc analysis, communicating complex messages to non-Finance audiences.
• Challenge assumptions – thorough review of budget/forecast inputs to ensure accuracy and provide input to the cost challenge process.
• Contribute to ensuring that the provision of MI at GM&T continues to strive toward best practice.
• Support business and group management in developing and reporting best practice financial performance indicators.
• Drive cost management, accountability and strategy across respective area.
• Leading post implementation reviews of approved investment initiatives and tracking cost / benefits.
•Understand and challenge performance drivers for the GM&T Group through a commercial lens.
• Drive excellence and best practise within all areas of BP&R team.
• Lead key value adding projects which drive improvements across the Finance function and business as a whole.
• Guide and coach other BP&R team members.

Skills & Competencies

• Excellent presentational & relationship building skills, with the ability to challenge, influence and give advice to senior stakeholders
• 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 growth and pressurised environment
• Strong Microsoft Excel modelling skills, and advanced competency in using other Microsoft Office applications (Word and PowerPoint)

Experience

• Post accountancy qualification experience
• Energy/trading industry experience is advantageous
• Experience with an ERP Reporting module or a Data Warehouse Tool

Education

• Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
• Financial or analytical based degree
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