Title:  Financial Analyst

Job Req ID:  8359
Description: 

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Overview

We are seeking a Financial Analyst to join the Group Finance & Consulting Department (GF&CD), which is part of the Group Finance & Development Support (GF&DS) Administrative Area.  GF&CD is a part of the Finance Business Line in Saudi Aramco and ultimately reports to the Finance Executive VP & CFO.

GF&CD is responsible for providing support to senior management and various business lines relating to various Affiliate matters. This support is provided through advisory to Saudi Aramco’s senior management on upcoming Affiliate Board and other committees meetings on matters including statutory and management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting & planning, Mergers & Acquisition, and internal controls.

 

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

 

The applicant will possess significant relevant experience within one or more industries, which will allow the applicant to be considered a subject matter expert for that industry. The successful candidate will have the ability to establish personal credibility with various internal clients and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and engagement skills. The applicant must be a team player, be able to plan and coordinate their own workload, and meet deadlines. The applicant will be able to add value by delivering work of the highest quality and be able to proactively overcome issues to ensure delivery.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Review board materials for Affiliates and prepare commentary and analysis for board members
  • Present to senior management with advisory on upcoming board meetings and other projects
  • Support GF&CD in being the one-stop shop for all Group Finance matters across the Group
  • Engage with affiliates to ensure set-up and existence of robust finance functions and processes
  • Develop, mentor and coach other team members in areas of expertise.
  • Coordinate involvement of internal Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as needed to support current affiliate matters and issues
  • Brief internal management on affiliates’ operational matters, new projects, and initiatives
  • Perform financial analysis on due diligence on Affiliates and their upcoming projects
  • Support preparation of note disclosures to form part of Saudi Aramco’s consolidated financial statements.
  • Where applicable, prepare accounting entries for Affiliates investments
  • Ad hoc support as required

Minimum Requirements

The candidate 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.

A minimum of 10-15 years of relevant experience which may include experience in financial reporting and accounting research (IFRS), international taxation, financial analysis, financial modeling, business development, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, internal controls, financing & cash management, and consulting.

 

Core job requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting standards and policies knowledge
  • Management accounting aimed towards users’ needs
  • Develop, mentor and coach other team members in areas of expertise.
  • Ability to analyze financial information and drive key insights
  • Ability deliver and present reports to senior management
  • Ability to positively influence stakeholders
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to working in a multi-cultural environment

Industry experience in oil & gas, chemicals, or power generation is preferred. Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

 

Country/Region:  SA