Senior Finance Business Partner
Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail Ltd
London, GB
3h ago

The Financial Planning & Analysis function led by the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis is one of the core functions within the Global Finance and Treasury department.

The team plays a key role in the delivery of GM&T groups budget and ten year business plan including the preparation of the GM&T Board of Directors materials as well as in the provision of high quality financial management information, analysis and advice to senior management across business units and support functions of GM&T group.

About us

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group the worlds 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 others needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we are 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 Financial Planning & Analysis function led by the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis is one of the core functions within the Global Finance and Treasury department.

The team plays a key role in the delivery of GM&T groups budget and ten year business plan including the preparation of the GM&T Board of Directors materials as well as in the provision of high quality financial management information, analysis and advice to senior management across business units and support functions of GM&T group.

Duties & 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
  • Management, support and development of direct report(s)
  • Focal point for all financial planning queries for Front Office in London
  • 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
  • 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 submissions have been received from relevant business areas, within agreed timescales and are complete according to Gazprom Group, commercial and business management requirements
  • Challenge assumptions †thorough review of budget / business plan inputs to ensure accuracy and provide input to the cost challenge process
  • Understand and challenge costs and cost drivers for the GM&T Group through a commercial lense
  • Support the annual global financial planning cycle by delivery of the annual budget and 10 year business plan in line with Gazprom Group, executive, commercial and support function requirements, including :
  • Actively support target-setting for business units and statutory companies
  • Challenge assumptions of budget / business plan outputs to ensure accuracy and provide input to the cost challenge process
  • Input of budget / business plan and forecast in SAP BPC to derive at consolidated group outputs including the income statement, balance sheet, capital expenditure, sensitivity analysis and cash flow statement for senior management review
  • Support the delivery of monthly intra-year financial reforecast in line with Gazprom Group, executive, commercial and support function requirements
  • Support the presentation of budget / business plan and re-forecast to senior management and ExCom
  • Support Gross Margin modelling process
  • Relationship management with Front office is key to this role will involve exposure to senior stakeholders and the right candidate will be seen as a trusted advisor to them
  • Develop deep understanding of core and new activity being undertaken by Business so as able to advise from a Finance perspective
  • Proactively work to anticipate change and issues which Business may require Finance support
  • Build value adding analysis which aids and challenges Business decision making
  • Timely production of Business Unit and Group management reporting
  • Reporting of monthly and YTD financial results incl. forecast
  • Performance reporting against budget
  • Key performance indicators development
  • Project cost reporting
  • Driving cost efficiency analysis
  • Ensuring accurate financial accounting records through implementation of effective monthly review controls
  • Skills & Competencies

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Pro-active in achieving results and desire to challenge the status quo and develop ideas through to implementation
  • Excellent team player to work effectively across geographical and functional boundaries
  • Able to work autonomously and effectively under time pressure
  • Strong business partnership skills and influencing skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills across diverse stakeholder groups and able to influence others
  • Strong Microsoft Excel modelling skills, intermediate to advanced competency in using other Microsoft Office applications (Word and PowerPoint)
  • Experience

  • Sound understanding of a financial planning / management reporting process
  • Ability to influence stakeholders using strong communication skills and a positive personality
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Experience in the energy industry is desirable but not a requirement
  • Relevant experience as a Finance professional
  • Degree Level
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