Finance Manager – BP – Dubai Emirate

(Air BP MENA Cluster)

Req ID 87362BR

Job category Finance

Countries (State/Region) Dubai Emirate

Location United Arab Emirates – Dubai Emirate – Dubai

Role synopsis
This role ensures the full suite of Finance accountabilities are managed and delivered effectively for Air BP in the MENA region, critical in the context of Air BP’s growth agenda and expansion in the region.

The Finance Manager will be a key member of the MENA cluster leadership team and will be the focal link to other functions i.e. GBS, Tax, Legal, Treasury and IT&S. As well as leading the delivery of core Finance activities including planning and performance management, monitoring delivery of strategic implementation plans, financial reporting and MI, credit risk management, transactional accounting, internal control, compliance and finance capability development.

Key accountabilities
Integrate strategy development, planning and performance management processes, including translating business strategies into business plans that focus on activities and financial outcomes.

Provide timely, accurate and reliable financial and management information to meet both internal and external reporting requirements

Maintain effective financial and operational controls through monitoring and compliance activities

Enable and deliver transactional accounting activities for Air BP in MENA as well as driving continuous improvements in key processes

Ensure that external reporting is prepared in accordance with BP Group accounting policies as set out in the Group Reporting Manual

Drive standardisation and simplification of systems and processes and ensure alignment with Global Air BP model and templates

Deliver credit risk management and associated activities including monitoring and reporting credit exposure

Support the businesses in the identification, economic evaluation and delivery of business opportunities and ensure compliance with Group standards and practices (e.g. GIAAPs, CVP etc.). Ensure proper governance and project rigour at all stages

Champion the overall compliance agenda in the Region

Maintain and develop capability (people, processes and systems) in the Finance organisation and energise the teams to deliver the short and long term priorities

Essential Education
Bachelor Degree/Accounting qualification, MBA/Post graduate qualification desirable

Essential experience and job requirements
This role requires someone with in depth operating experience as a Finance Manager or equivalent, knowledge and exposure to reporting, planning and performance management processes, experienced team leader familiar with culturally diverse environments, proven track record in leading and delivering core Finance accountabilities, deeply analytical, numerate with strong commercial acumen.

Core Competencies:
Ability to work seamlessly and effectively in a matrix organization
Overcomes obstacles and adapts approach to achieve outstanding results
Team player, recognising and acknowledging the contribution of others
Assimilates complex and ambiguous data to identify key risks and aid decision making.
Displays BP Values and Behaviours and meets Leadership expectations at all times

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
This role will be based in Dubai and has a team of 5 reporting into it

Desirable criteria & qualifications
The business currently has ambitious growth plans which will require a high level of business partnering if they are to be achieved

Leadership of the regional team to ensure delivery of a challenging finance agenda

Maintaining and continuous improvement of the business controls

Relocation available

Travel required
Yes – up to 25%

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future. Air BP is one of the most diverse international businesses in the BP Group with over 1,100 people from 40 nationalities working together in a truly global team. Our vision is to be ‘the aviation fuel business that everyone wants to work with’ and we believe our people are our most important asset. We are one of the world’s largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services – supplying over seven and a half billion gallons of jet kerosene and aviation gasoline to our customers across the globe each year. Through our direct operations, we fuel more than 6,400 flights every day, at more than 600 global locations in over 45 countries, serving customers from the private pilot to some of the world’s largest airlines.

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