Finance Advisor

London (Central), London (Greater)
Good employment conditions
15 Apr 2019
20 Apr 2019
Job Title
Oil, Gas, Mining
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Advisor


Good Employment Conditions


A chance to bring your financial expertise and business knowledge to help shape company direction, with excellent opportunities to develop your career through a wide range of experiences.

Where you fit in:

As Finance Advisor, you’ll be sitting within the Corporate Controllers’ team in London, as part of our Centre of Expertise (CoE) for technical accounting, risk management and Group structuring. With your focus on financial management, you can expect to be working closely with Treasury, as well as with colleagues in Finance Operations, Tax and Legal.

What’s the role?

The main focus of this Finance Advisor role will be to provide expert advice and guidance on technical treasury accounting, across multiple Shell financing activities and businesses. That means you’ll be using your fiscal expertise to direct a range of technical issues, as well as helping to implement new financial reporting standards and systems.

As our ‘voice’ of Finance, you’ll quickly understand and guide on the best solutions that will achieve business objectives, add value and drive effective risk management. With an ever-changing workload business environment, as Finance Advisor, your excellent insight and experience will be essential to prioritise activities according to opportunity and risk. More specific duties of the Finance Advisor role might include:

  • Providing expert accounting advice to project teams to ensure that transactions are appropriately reported and understood.
  • Ensuring an appropriate control framework is in place for risk management.
  • Maximising the use of Finance Operations in process delivery.
  • Appropriately involving other teams to support financial activities, whilst building overall accountability.

Your skill as a communicator will be vital to this Finance Advisor role, ensuring you effectively present a case for added value and risk that supports decision making and drives performance, whilst also playing an important part in team recruitment and training and giving context to a wide range of stakeholders.


Requirements of the Finance Advisor role:

What we need from you:
Alongside your experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant, we also expect you’ll either have, or be prepared to study towards, a recognised Treasury qualification, (preferably AMCT or equivalent). Beyond your financial management expertise and knowledge of business functions and objectives, we’re keen to hear from candidates with as many of the following on their CV:

  • Expertise across the spectrum of Finance competences.
  • Experience in risk management and corporate structuring would be an advantage, with a proven record of continuous improvement.
  • An ability to use analytics and insights to resolve problems, with a view to influencing and supporting the decision-making process and risk management.
  • Skills within project management.

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career as a Finance Advisor will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

Closing date for this Finance Advisor role: 20th April 2019.

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