Financial Accounting Advisor

Job Description

Req Number: 18228BR

Position Description:
We are seeking an Analyst to join the Capital Programs Division (CPD) in Capital Programs & Contracting Compliance Department within Controller’s. Controller’s is a part of the Finance business line in Saudi Aramco and reports to the Sr. Vice President of Finance, Strategy & Development.

The Capital Programs Division is responsible for providing controllership, financial advisory, and decision support for items related to Saudi Aramco’s Capital Program and individual Expenditure Requests. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects the project life, from Business Plan through Post Project Appraisal. CPD’s core activities include:

Review of projects proposed for the Capital Budget, to ensure validity of business case and compliance with Company policies.

Review of projects proposed for funding, to ensure validity of business case and compliance with Company policies.

Participation in Saudi Aramco’s gated project review process.

Perform analysis post project completion, to ensure the project objectives were met, and identify opportunities for improvement, including lessons learned.

Special studies as required.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, or engineering, and a professional certification, e.g., CPA, ACCA, CFA. A graduate degree in business administration or other is desirable.

The candidate should have a 5-12 years relevant experience in a variety of industries, which may include experiences in financial analysis, project evaluations, project controls, and process/change management, or strategy/management consulting. In addition, leadership skills and SAP or equivalent ERP systems experiences, are highly desirable.

Other relevant qualities and experiences to be considered include:

Significant experience within one or more industries, which may allow the candidate to be considered a subject matter expert in that industry,
Ability to establish personal credibility with various internal clients, and demonstrated excellent interpersonal and engagement skills,
A team player able to work across business lines to add value, and achieve team objectives
Able to plan and coordinate own workload, and meet deadlines,
Candidate with demonstrated strategy, corporate finance, and accounting skills, including the ability to evaluate industry and individual company information,
Able to work with minimal supervision,
Possess demonstrated project management skills, and able to offer logical and innovative solutions to complex client issues,
Willing to travel as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate may include the following:

Review, analyze and provide comments on new projects proposed for inclusion in the Business Plan.
Review, analyze and provide comments on capital projects proposed for funding actions.
Represent Controller’s on various project gate reviews.
Represent Controller’s review of capital projects prior to funding.
Review complex questions related to capital projects and prepare and present recommendations to Controller’s management.
Provide policy and project funding guidance as required.
Prepare monthly and quarterly reports as required.
Perform detailed analysis of post project performance and present to management.

About us:
As an integrated, global petroleum enterprise with operations in Saudi Arabia, Europe, the United States and the Far East, Saudi Aramco is one of the cornerstones of the world’s energy supply. Saudi Aramco has a proud legacy of accomplishment in the oil and gas industry. In recent years, the Company has been creating downstream joint and equity ventures, both in Saudi Arabia and in China, and is exploring additional opportunities in refining and petrochemicals. Projects such as these, combined with Saudi Aramco’s stature – both as a corporation and as a corporate citizen – in the Kingdom and wherever the Company does business, make for a challenging and rewarding work environment for the personnel of the Finance business line.