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Shell Business Operations
Data aktualizacji: 2019-05-24
Financial Controller
Nr ref. 93482BR
Kraków, małopolskie
Kontroling, BPO/SSC
Data aktualizacji: 2019-05-24
Shell Business Operations
Financial Controller
Royal Dutch Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, operating in over 80 countries and territories and employing more than 90,000 people. Our core values of Honesty, Integrity and Respect for People define who we are and how we work. Royal Dutch Shell has developed a global network of Shell Business Operations to provide first-class services to Shell companies across the world.

Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, an SBO-Krakow job will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of six Business Service Operations centres, located worldwide, a job in Krakow will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and internal stakeholders as well as advanced financial operations.

Financial Controller
Financial Controller
Work location: Kraków

Job description:
Principal Accountabilities R&A Financial Controller will report to the Senior Financial Controller. The role will be based in Krakow. The R&A organization will continue to focus on the resilience & work life balance, recognizing that peak loading can and will occur due to the monthly accounting/reporting cycles. The R&A Financial Controller will ensure that this is mitigated as much as possible and will work on creating a pragmatic approach. High-level scope overview R&A Financial Controller will have the overall responsibility for all financials to ensure business activities are conducted in line with all Shell frameworks and policies as well as with applicable Production Sharing Agreements/Joint Venture agreements and local laws and legislation.

This includes:

  • Leading venture set up in cooperation with the business and other supporting functions, ERP implementation, organizing FO resources, MoA/Company File set up
  • Leading venture liquidations in cooperation with FM/Tax/Treasury/Legal, GDP preparation, guarantees termination, tax clearance, liabilities coverage, external consultancy, liquidator appointments, books clearing, final financial statements and audits
  • Responsibility for Financial Reporting and budgeting: Group Reporting, MI for BPR/LoB, Revenue Transparency, Statutory Accounts, Tax reporting, Partner Reporting (billing statements, cash calls), input to Planning (OP/FYLE), supporting QPA preparation
  • Supporting Statutory/JV partner/fiscal/government/controls/SIA and other non-standard audits
  • ensuring compliance with GRA, Transfer Pricing and Treasury policies, tax rulings, accounting procedures, cost recovery under JOA/PSC agreements
  • reviewing PCI/PCN/GIP/GFP, impairment reviews, cash forecasting, lease models, yearly FTE reviews Accountabilities/Challenges
  • Deep insights into an entity business/financial specifics and ability to generate helicopter view for senior stakeholders
  • Oversight on output of other FO processes and ability to achieve results through influencing and motivating others
  • Ability to translate contracts into accounting notes and experience in reviewing investment proposals
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing and demanding environment
  • Excellent communication/presentation and interpersonal/ relationship building skills and ability to work with virtual teams, across cultures and time zones
  • Promote finance as a partner to the business and ensure comprehensive financial support is in place for legal entities
  • Providing knowledge sharing for controllers’ community
  • Fulfil all reporting requirements changes such as IFRS9/15/16 implementation, CBCR etc.
  • Smooth transition to new ERPs (BLP Lite, S4Hana) and redesigning process steps across all FO departments to fulfil the needs of a new ERP platforms
  • CI initiatives so that people could focus on value adding activities only



Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Graduate and Professional Qualification (ACCA/CIMA/CA) Accountant with 8+ years of post-qualification experience or can demonstrate qualification through experience.
  • Exceptional Communication skills and experience of stakeholder engagement at very senior level. 
  • Experience in working in a virtual environment is a pre-requisite.
  • Capable to network with other Controllers and Managers in SBO on a regular basis to review controls and processes.
  • Capable to network with the Business to ensure adequate business understanding is maintained. Connectivity will help align role with the underlying business and will ensure that the Finance and Business objectives are addressed appropriately.

Key Competences:

  • Delivers Results – Lead and embed culture of personal accountability to ensure timely and first time right delivery of team output
  • Champions Customer Focus - Sets the environment to allow establishment of strong working relationships within team and with individual stakeholders
  • Maximize Business Opportunities – Lead and monitor process to identify and embed within team and implement Continuous Improvement/simplification opportunities
  • Collaboration – as part of Network of Controllers and Managers across Process and Business share best practice
  • Strong business partnering skills and focus to support business goals realisation
  • Excellent Change Management skills required for system changes and frequent scope fluctuations
  • Effectively managing the escalations – to remove blockers and help the team to perform their tasks effectively
  • Presentation skills to lead business engagements
  • Ability to work across interfaces in a multi-cultural setting


Number of Vacancies: 4

Benefits of working at Shell:
  • Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader (one of the world’s biggest companies according to Fortune Global 500)
  • Unique opportunity to fulfill your potential with personal and professional development programs
  • Work in a smart and motivated team within a supportive and inclusive culture with strong values
  • Attractive salary and bonuses
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Sports programme & facilities e.g. Multisport Benefits Card, vouchers for free time activities
  • Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
  • Opportunity to participate in social and community projects

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer