Company: Shell
Skills: Accounting, Financial Analyst
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
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Job Description

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 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, your excellent insight and experience will be essential to prioritise activities according to opportunity and risk. More specific duties 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 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.

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 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.


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.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with further opportunities

Women's perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working, which is available to most employees. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We encourage anyone who may face an impairment to see Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. It's as simple as that. If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process: from application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.


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