BP Jobs 2017

Posted on :

10 Aug, 2017

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Finance Jobs in Ghana

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) is BP’s face to the traded markets for BP in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance. IST’s role is to enhance Group value through distinctive supply, commodity trading, risk management and information technology skills underpinned by a world class finance, control and compliance infrastructure. IST has a dynamic and highly skilled workforce, which creates value by combining analysis and commercial innovation with the material asset base of BP.

IST Finance operates in support of IST’s strategic objectives, helping it to achieve its aim of being the world’s pre-eminent energy trader, in a controlled and compliant way. IST Finance is an integral function within BP’s global oil and gas trading and supply activities. It is accountable for short term planning and for all financial and middle office control and reporting activities. It also ensures consistency and monitors compliance in processes and Operating Standards. IST Finance operates around 3 Global processes: Accounting & Reporting, Trade Completion and Product Control and operates seamlessly with the Risk function to support the business.

IST fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. We are proud of our stance on fairness, equal opportunity, and meritocracy, which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential.

Job Description

Job Title: Financial Director- Ghana

Role synopsis

BP is looking for a Financial Director, based in Ghana, to join our global trading division (Integrated Supply & Trading – IST) leading a new 50:50 Joint Venture (JV) between BP and a Ghanaian partner. Working with a world-class Trading organisation, you’ll play an integral role as Director of the Joint Venture board and Management Team, creating and delivering the commercial and financial strategy of the company.

Req ID



Integrated Supply & Trading

Job category



Financial & Process Control

Countries (State/Region)

Flexible – Flexible

Key accountabilities


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing the annual JV business plan for Shareholder approval
  • Managing the day 2 day financial management of the JV including costs, working capital, cash management and monitoring of open credit/escrow scheme and payments
  • Monitoring of JV banking relationships and financing arrangements including LC discounting
  • Owning key relationships with service providers and 3rd party bodies (Tax, Accounting, Audit & Regulatory)
  • Overseeing daily exposure, P&L and key performance metrics to ensure mark risks are properly managed with all JV transactions (physical and paper) are accurately presented in daily management information.

You will also play a key role in the creation of JV policy development, financial reporting process and provision of timely and accurate information to all parties. With a keen eye for details you will ensure compliant operation in accordance to local regulation or IFRS in addition to the establishment and maintenance of effective or efficient financial controls and processes region wide. This include all Delegations of Authorities, Segregation of Duties, and due diligence. As well as ensuring that exposure to credit risk and credit operation in accordance to terms of JV operating agreement you will oversee key staffing decisions and the development in functional areas of oversight in the JV.

Essential Education

You should be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA)

Essential experience and job requirements

To apply you should be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) with a deep knowledge of the accounting and reporting requirements in Ghana preferred. You should also have a proven record of working under pressure and delivering to tight deadlines and in addition, be able to interpret and communicate results and analysis. Highly professional and self-motivated, you’ll need to be an excellent communicator with the ability to network with BP staff and management across the business. It’s an exciting prospect, and a great opportunity for anyone looking to develop their law career within a complex, global business.

Desirable criteria and qualifications


Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location)

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Relocation available


Travel required

Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?


Application close date


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