The Acetyls BU is one of two global business units in Petrochemicals (PetChems) within the Downstream segment. The business consists of 8 production sites in U.K., U.S., Trinidad and Asia and covers the entire value chain from Manufacturing through to Sales, in a variety of business models. BP Acetyls is one of the world's leading manufacturers of acetic acid and its derivatives and we are evaluating exciting opportunities to continue to grow our portfolio. We are looking for a Finance Director who will have responsibility for the overall finance agenda of the Global Acetyls Business Unit (BU) and ensuring its implementation. You will be a member of the Leadership Teams for Finance and the Global Acetyls and be responsible for ensuring all accounting, reporting, control, planning and performance management and strategy activities for the BU are performed accurately, timely and efficiently. Throughout the accountabilities of the role, you will lead the identification of continuous efficiency improvements in Finance processes and drive differentiated business performance in terms of financial outcomes. You will maintain close working relationships with other business stakeholders, acting as 'co-pilot' and providing professional Finance support.
Key areas of accountability for the role are:
Risk, Control, Compliance, Accounting & Reporting Accountabilities (for the BU)
Planning & Performance Management & Reporting (for the BU)
Strategy and Projects (for the BU)
Partnering (For the BU)
You will ideally have a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance, Business, or Accounting. You will also have significant Finance experience in a large complex matrix environment and proven capability of business partnering to deliver performance. Understanding of the economic drivers of the key geographies that affect the Global Acetyls business will be essential along with the ability to quickly assimilate data to identify key issues and aid decision making, able to anticipate future situations and plan ahead to meet them. You will also have experience in leading and developing people in US, Europe and Asia; through a D&I lens and have high impact with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in "business English" is mandatory.
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