Mar 25, 2020

Chemicals Business Analyst

  • Shell Oil Company
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Full Time Permanent Analyst Business Analyst

Job Description

The R&A Analyst is a very attractive business finance role with great exposure to the respective Businesses/function providing deliverables related to the Management Information, planning and appraisal process for a given business/function, providing clear and articulate commentary to senior decision makers regarding the underlying business results
This role has to build in-depth understanding of the businesses, strategy & priorities across a number of dimensions in order to provide analysis and insights, identify key Value drivers and highlight where the value gaps exist. It has a lot of opportunity to have an impact on the performance of the business.
  • Ensure accurate, timely and insightful management information to the various Business/finance teams on the desired frequency.
  • Ownership and resolution of reporting issues - including pro-active Month-end close validation checks to ensure reported financials and analysis are free from material errors
  • Performance Appraisal - Ensuring that performance is well analysed and explained through commentaries/ variance analysis in management information packs delivered on a regular basis
  • Provide deeply insightful analysis which incorporates external perspective - to support decision-making and drive the performance improvement agenda
  • Drive development/design of new MI and finance support processes
  • Ad hoc analysis for leadership teams, including insights on financials/results, working capital analysis, price movement impact on cash/earnings, etc.
  • Ensure all processes being executed are supported by approved process descriptions and work instructions, standard process maps
  • Develop productive relationships with key stakeholders & build understanding of underlying issues within the line of business.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives - to improve data quality, content of reports/analysis to the business and drive projects to standardize reports and analysis without losing the agility and ability to deep-dive results
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues across various finance & business teams to ensure achievement of common objectives in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Balance Sheet analysis (in DS)- analyze Balance Sheet numbers including quarter on quarter movements with an intent to understand business drivers and drive impact to the bottom line


  1. Well-rounded finance professional (Tier 1 MBA, CIMA, ACCA etc.) with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in finance.

Company Description

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.


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