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Affiliates Financial Analyst (Saudi Arabia based)

London, United Kingdom
£100k - £150k
Closing date
Mar 27, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Position description

We are seeking a Financial Analyst to join the Affiliates Support Division of the Affiliates Support and Financial Consulting Department (AS&FCD). Finance representatives are periodically selected from our pool of analysts and placed in CFO/Controllership positions with one of the Company's business lines, subsidiaries, global operations, or mega-projects.

AS&FCD is a part of the Finance Strategy & Development Business Line in Saudi Aramco and reports to the Controller's organization. AS&FCD is responsible for providing support to senior management and various business lines as it relates to JV matters. This support is provided through management reporting, financial analysis, financial advisory services, and financial reporting.

As a Financial Analyst, you will have an opportunity to further expand professional and interpersonal skills. Potential assignments can be diverse as Saudi Arabia moves forward to meet the country's growing demand for energy and as the Company continues to diversify and expand its global footprint.

You will be expected to arrive with the requisite accounting, financial, and managerial skills to perform the required duties. Upon arrival at Aramco, you will focus on acclimating to the Company's governance, policies, and culture.

You will possess significant relevant experience within one or more industries, and will be considered a subject matter expert for that industry.

You should have demonstrated financial and accounting skills that include the ability to evaluate both industry and individual company information, and comprehend advanced accounting topics and taxation. You must be able to work with minimal supervision and possess good project management skills.

Minimum requirements

As the successful candidate, you should hold a Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance, as well as any relevant advance professional competencies evidenced by professional certification such as a CPA, CA, or CFA. An MBA or other post graduate degree is desirable.

You will have a minimum of ten years of relevant experience which may include experience in financial reporting, accounting research, international taxation, financial analysis, financial modeling, business development, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, internal controls, financing & cash management, and consulting.

Familiarity with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and SAP is desirable. Industry experience in chemicals, power generation, or oil & gas is preferred. Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Prepare accounting entries for Affiliates investments.

Review board materials for Affiliates and prepare commentary and analysis for board members.

Perform financial analysis on Affiliates and projects.

Perform financial modeling and business support due diligence.

Ad hoc support as required.

Manage the day-to-day accounting function.

Monitor internal financial controls and resolve deficiencies.

Monitor for compliance with corporate governance best practices.

Ensure compliance with Company policies and project documents.

Work with management on preparation and presentation of financial forecasts.

Manage the planning & budgeting function.

Oversee cash management and financing activities.

Provide joint venture and M&A integration support.

Brief the controller's organization on operational matters, new projects, and initiatives.

Support management on complex accounting and finance matters.

Coordinate other internal finance support as needed to support business initiatives and projects.

Make presentations to management as needed.

Use strong management skills towards operational needs.

Apply your JV accounting skills (equity accounting/consolidation).

Apply your management accounting.

Apply analytics.

Possess the ability to manage competing priorities.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Ability to working in a multi-cultural environment.

You should have the ability to establish personal credibility with various internal clients and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and engagement skills.

You must be a team player, be able to plan and coordinate their own workload, and meet deadlines. You will be able to add value by delivering work of the highest quality and be able to proactively overcome issues to ensure delivery.

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