Company: Shell
Skills: Financial Analyst
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Chennai, India
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

36420BR Senior Team Manager - Local Statutory Reporting India Chennai The aim of the Shell Business Operations, Chennai is to provide the Group with operational excellence through highlighting and utilizing process improvements and functional efficiencies as well as by leveraging economies of scale. Currently, the Chennai centre provides a wide range of finance, accounting and business services to Shell operating companies across several business sectors globally.
Set up in September 2007, the Chennai centre has grown rapidly and now , in its fourth year of operations , it has crossed the 1600 staff mark. The centre is located in the  RMZ Millennia Business Park, where the Shell campus is a LEED Platinum building with world class infrastructure. The business is expected to grow further over the next two years and infrastructural additions to support this have been planned.
The main focus in Chennai is on Finance Operations which supports delivery of the global Finance functional plan. There is also a ‘Downstream India’ - Customer Services Team that handles lubricant depot ordering within the country. The Shell Business Operations (SBO Team) manages the centre facilities and supports business partners’ operations on site. There is a strong focus at SBO on safety & well being of staff and on its three core values: Compliance, Intervention & Respect. This role leads a service delivery team for Local Statutory Reporting (LSR), a sub-process of Reporting & Analysis, for one or more countries, that are managed from Finance Operations. This role requires leadership and managerial capability, process management skills, as well as subject matter expertise, all in equal measure.
Lead a team (span of 10-20) of highly skilled finance professionals and play a key role in ensuring timely and accurate preparation and filing of local statutory accounts
Build and manage relationships with external auditors to ensure efficient statutory audit compliance without incurring audit cost overruns.
Ensure seamless coordination and collaboration with other LSR/Manage Direct Tax DT team/ Other Finance Operation Teams
Manages workloads, multiple demands, and competing priorities to ensure deadlines are met while maintaining a high quality and integrity of data.
Leads and manages migrations of a wide range of additional / new scope of LSR activities and ensures optimization of activity execution and resources.
Focus on continuous improvement opportunities in process and content and identifies and actions opportunities to reduce complexity, promote best practice and improve process efficiency.

  • A qualified chartered accountant or equivalent with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant post qualification experience, strong people management skills. knowledge of various ERP systems used in the Shell Group and Excellent MS Office skills.
  • A qualified chartered accountant or equivalent with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant post qualification experience, strong people management skills. knowledge of various ERP systems used in the Shell Group and Excellent MS Office skills.
  • In-depth understanding local statutory reporting, along with knowledge of Shell group reporting and direct tax compliance process.
  • Sound accounting concepts, excellent technical accounting (IFRS definitely and other Country GAAPs would be most useful), as well as strong analytical capability.
  • Expertise in building up and maintaining excellent relationships with multiple stakeholders across geographies and departments
  • Interfacing with senior finance staff at country and region level
  • Managing a highly skilled team of professional accountants

Additional Information
  • This role requires an individual with high level of hands-on relevant technical knowledge, strong customer focus and organizational skills. This role requires strong interpersonal skills with both internal and external parties. Should be self-motivated, self-starting who is able to build and lead a team and manage/integrate with others in different functions and in a multicultural and diverse business environment. Demonstrated Enterprise first mind set with relating values and behaviors. Individual should be proactive, in-depth analytical skills and clear think strategic abilities. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels including with senior stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in coaching and training. Proven ability to motivate others and develop strong relationships with staff at all levels. This role also includes managing complex transitions and hence prior knowledge of shell business would be desirable.

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