Job Profile Summary
The Logistics Americas Performance Analyst (Financial Performance Analyst) is a member of the Midstream Logistics Finance team supporting value creation for bp’s pipeline and logistics operations in the U.S., as well as the bp Midstream Partners Master Limited Partnership (MLP). The role is responsible for a range of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) activities, including forecasting and analysis of pipeline operational and financial metrics. This analyst will also identify and implement efficiency opportunities across the pipeline, logistics, and bp Midstream Partner activities. The role will take advantage of increased digital and data analytics capabilities to unlock business insights and shorten the timeline from insight to business intervention.
The role is a great opportunity to build experience with both the operating business and a global FP&A organization, interfacing directly with Operations, Commercial, and Finance teams in the Midstream business. The analyst will help to develop the quarterly forecast updates and annual plan, as well as providing financial support to M&A transactions, performance analysis in support of investor relations for bpMP, and participate in various improvement projects.
Business Facing Finance Tag to Operations Leadership for pipeline financial requests from the operation and overhead support teams
Provide variance analysis and commentary for monthly/quarterly/annual results for accountable pipelines and overhead support teams
Oversee the pipeline operating expense forecasts and actuals, investigating variances to flag any discrepancies between the forecasts and actuals to align future spending and forecasts
Coordinate and prepare the submission of the pipeline financials plans
Coordinate and prepare the submission of the quarterly pipeline forecasts (GFO)
Utilize asset and overhead cost reports to provide spend analysis commentary and forecasting
Lead monthly reviews with operations on their financial performance to identify gaps to plans/forecasts, and coordinate actions to help deliver the financial targets for the asset, business, and the Master Limited Partnership
Financial contact for the business to assist with any ad-hoc financial request
Monitor USPL accounting and ensure accurate and complete financial reporting
Interface with GBS (Global Business Services) organization to support accurate recording and processing
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or related; MBA desirable
Essential experience and job requirements:
Minimum 3 years of financial analysis experience
Strong analytical skills including accounting/financial acumen
Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, vlookup, IF statements) and Access/database familiarity
Strong communications skills (written and verbal)
Ability to provide interpret financial results to operations
Desirable criteria and qualifications:
Familiarity with SAP
Expert level Excel & Database skills (including VBA, SQL, Python integration)
Power BI/Tableau experience
Continuous improvement experience with a focus on automation
Oil industry experience, with emphasis on Pipeline and Logistics or Master Limited Partnership experience
Corporate & Functions
Job Family Group
Yes – up to 10%
United States of America
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