Title:  Financial Planning & Performance Management Analyst

Job Req ID:  12700

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.


We are seeking a seasoned Financial Planning & Performance Management Analyst to join Technology Oversight & Coordination Planning and Performance Management (TO&C P&PMD). Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of TO&C, TO&C P&PMD is the flagship shared services center of TO&C; providing centralized business planning, financial performance consolidation and reporting, data analysis and procurement services to enable the R&D arm of Saudi Aramco.

In its coordination capacity for providing capital planning services, TO&C P&PMD is responsible for providing centralized oversight, consolidation, planning and reporting support to the Company’s Global R&D Network, identifying and leading Capital Planning performance improvement initiatives, reporting on capital expenditures relating to the Company’s Technology Development Initiatives, and the preparation of various accountability reports and presentations to Executive Management, to support showcasing of the Companies R&D activities, and the creation of value.

In joining TO&C P&PMD, the successful candidate is anticipated to be dynamic, goal orientated, innovative, and to have a track-record of working within tight deadlines. The successful candidate will be anticipated to be embedded within the centralized Capital Planning function, working closely with business functions, stakeholders, functional teams to support, either independently or in collaboration with others, to develop the organization’s R&D Capital Plans, to generate periodic financial reports and narratives, and to enhance the governance of the Company’s R&D capital plans.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Plan, execute and lead (as required) finance and performance management planning & analytical activities under the broad guidance of higher-level P&PMD staff and supervisors of the organization, particularly in resolving complex, cross-functional, non-routine and/or performance issues.
Generate analytical findings and recommendations across the scope of objectives and deliverables of the organization, either independently or in collaboration with others.
Proactively identify and provide solutions for problems and issues that arise in his/her assigned areas.
Develop and maintain close partnerships with business/operational counterparts of TOC P&PMD organization, and to represent TO&C in cross-functional, cross-organizational teams involved in P&PMD-related tasks
Participate in capital planning initiatives of TO&C, and, where required, to lead and supervise work streams and be significantly involved in mentoring others on P&PMD capital planning and reporting best practices, financial reporting, planning and forecasting.
Create and maintain financial models for the reporting of actual results in combination with the short, mid and long-term capital planning processes of the business.
Analyze monthly financial results of the R&D organizations and centers and provide financial performance improvement recommendations.
Establish monthly adjustments to financial plans in cooperation with central accounting teams and other related stakeholders.
Prepare a range of standardized, and customized, financial management reports for the sharing of the organization’s financial health.
Contribute to the management of the TO&C capital planning process in coordination with the business representatives, project leads, portfolio management team and executive management team
Support the consolidation of the organization’s financial performance into the Service Lines Profit & Loss reports.
Identify improvement potentials in the business and provision of financial advice and support to business projects.
Performance of other related staff and analytical duties, as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, business, engineering, or a related discipline.  Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g., MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g., CMA, CFA, and CPA) is preferred.
Minimum of 15 years of management accounting and/or industry experience in accounting, finance, planning, financial reporting within a global company or with an international management consulting or accounting firm.  
In-depth working knowledge of capital planning, creating, tracking, managing and reporting on capital plans, ideally within a Technology Development, R&D and/or digital environment.
Demonstratable ability to use financial analysis, interpretation and reporting methodologies, approaches and related tools.
A demonstrated capability and track record, in the practice of capital planning and performance management, and in the use of business intelligence tools:
Financial Performance analysis, assessment and reporting
Financial (IFRS) reporting
Business planning/budgeting
Business case preparation
Business Accountability Report Narrative Preparation
Project management
Financial modelling
Proven ability to communicate effectively with excellent interpersonal, persuasion, and negotiation skills.  
Self-starter with the ability to competently and effectively complete individual tasks and work in a cross-functional team environment.
Proven delivery experience in financial accounting/management accounting roles.  Previous experience at consultant or manager level. New hires are expected to draw on their knowledge and expertise to provide immediate value.
Experience operating in large, multi-national corporations in a highly-matrixed, sophisticated structures.
Ability to demonstrate creative thinking and ability to seek innovative solutions to complex technical/business problems.
Demonstrated track record of successful ability to lead, create and present financial accountability reports and presentations to Executive Management.
Excellent communication skills, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
Certifications :

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, business, engineering, or a related discipline.  Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g., MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g., CMA, CFA, and CPA) is preferred.

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