Feb 12, 2020

Senior Business Analyst - Budgeting and Financial Planning

  • Shell Oil Company
  • Kraków, Poland
Full Time Permanent Analyst Budgeting Business Analyst Finance & Accounting Planning Procurement & Construction

Job Description

Upstream Senior Business Analysts deliver a wide range of analysis and advice. Responsibilities include:

- Monthly and quarterly financial and performance analysis for the Upstream Leadership Teams and Investor Relations linking internal appraisal insight with external market disclosure.

- Ownership of Quarterly Latest Estimates for Upstream and outlook on business performance (both financial and operational).

- Working with business teams across the Shell portfolio to clarify issues and impacts on all major projects.

- A pro-active role in the continuous improvement of performance management and reporting processes and policy implementation in Upstream including the development of a MI vision and related view on systems and use of data.

- Manage tool maintenance, improvements and problem solving, sharing best practices and learnings across Upstream Business, including guidelines and documentation.

Job will require regular contacts with the Leadership Team. There are often demands for quality and in-depth analysis at short notice. This requires the ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines. To be successful in the group you must be an excellent team player.
The sensitivity of working with most confidential, market sensitive data. The position is ideally suited for people who can collaborate and have a robust analytical background who would like to influence decisition making and the performance management agenda in Shell.

Besides ad hoc requests, the team has to deliver peak performance during the closing cycles of the year. During these peaks, additional time efforts are required

The Senior Business Analyst will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for compiling the reporting, planning and performance appraisal submissions. He or she will be working closely with functional stakeholders to achieve this goal, needing to understand their issues, constructively challenge their inputs and together deliver a high quality submission.

Individually, this position will have responsibility for a wide variety of deliverables related to the reporting, planning and appraisal process. This role will provide input and advice directly and/or indirectly to Senior leaders in the organization


A background in controlling/accounting is essential for this role as well as strong IT skills. Helpful if this experience is gained in an Oil and Gas Upstream environment, but not essential.

- Degree in a finance related discipline
- 5-10 years of relevant professional experience
- Excellent analytical and communication (written/spoken) skills
- Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
- Excellent IT skills (power point, excel, word, management information systems)
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a larger team without formal authority
- Demonstrated ability to work with senior executives
- Ability to work virtually
- Highly developed interpersonal skills
- Resilient and a self-starter, able to work on their own initiative
- Ability to manage and produce clear and qualified requirements from undefined and unstructured information
- Good understanding of Upstream business and Management Information
- Good understanding of corellation between KPIs

- Professional qualification and/or certification like CIMA/ ACCA are nice to have

Company Description

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 seven Business 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.

Shell is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, LGBT Equality and Individuals with Disabilities.

Thanks to cooperation with Shell you gain:

  • 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)
  • Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
  • Attractive salary package and yearly bonuses
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Sport programmes and facilities e.g. Multisport Card, vouchers for free time activities
  • Additional funds for trainings and certifications, sport sections and the EuroShell Card
  • Bonus for referring your friend to work

Join Shell Business Operations and start something remarkable!


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