Gazprom Marketing & Trading - Business Partner

The Business Planning and Reporting (BP&R) functions led by the Head of Business Planning and Reporting is one of the core functions within the Global Finance and Treasury department.

BP&R is split into two sub-functions: Business Planning & Reporting and Group Reporting. The Business Planning & Reporting team plays a key role in supporting the management of GM&T with high quality financial information, analysis and advice to senior management across business units and support functions of GM&T group as well as supporting the wider Gazprom Group by providing budgetary and performance reporting information according to Group requirements.

Main Responsibilities

  • Build a strong relationship with key stakeholders in the IT department to become a trusted business partner helping the department to achieve its strategic goals
  • Provide insightful financial analysis as well as reporting, budgeting and forecasting and accounting advice to support strategic decision making
  • Support the IT department and the wider Gazprom Group by fulfilling Group financial information requests

Financial Planning

  • Focal point for all financial planning queries for IT in London
  • Provide support to senior management at GM&T for budget and business plan submissions as part of the annual budgeting, business planning and subsequent reforecasting exercises in line with Gazprom Group and senior management requirements
  • Ensure submissions have been received from relevant business areas, within agreed timescales and are complete according to Gazprom Group requirements
  • Challenge assumptions through a commercial and technological lense – thorough review of budget/business plan inputs to ensure accuracy and provide input to the cost challenge process

Management Reporting

  • Focal point for all financial MI for IT in London
  • Prepare high quality, insightful management information on time, analyse and understand variances and trends against budget and reforecast for the IT department as well as for cost-center owners within the department
  • Understand IT investment projects and provide analysis on variances, trends as well as opex/capex forecast on a monthly basis
  • Serve as a business partner and act as a key point of contact for all IT requirements
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Finance team developing good working relationships to the wider business
  • Proactively seek out improvement opportunities both from a process and a commercial perspective
  • Contribute to ensuring that the provision of MI at GM&T continues to strive toward best practice
  • Drive cost management, accountability and strategy across respective area
  • Leading post implementation reviews of approved investment initiatives and tracking cost / benefits

Gazprom Group

  • Focal point for all Group financial information (actuals / budget / forecast) requests for IT
  • Support business and group management in developing and reporting best practice financial performance indictors

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent presentational & relationship building skills, with the ability to challenge, influence and give advice to senior stakeholders
  • Pro-active in achieving results with a track record of significant delivery
  • Highly organised individual
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent team player able to work effectively across geographical and functional boundaries;
  • Strong analytical skills combined with sound accounting knowledge
  • Able to cope with rapid business growth and pressurised environment

Experience

  • A natural interest / passion for Technology is considered to be highly advantageous or previous experience supporting an IT department
  • Excellent team player able to work effectively across geographical and functional boundaries;
  • Strong analytical skills combined with sound accounting knowledge
  • Strong Microsoft Excel modelling skills, and advanced competency in using other Microsoft Office applications (Word and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with an ERP Reporting module or a Data Warehouse Tool is desirable

Education

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), trading/energy industry experience is advantageous
  • Russian would be an advantage