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Posted: Tue Nov 14 2023

Sr. Financial Analyst – Commercial FP&A

Houston, TX

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Sr. Financial Analyst – Commercial FP&A
Houston, TX 77077

Job Summary
As a Sr. Financial Analyst – FP&A, your performance and contribution will achieve the following goals and objectives:

  • Increase efficiency and profitability: You will work closely with senior leadership to increase the firm’s efficiency and profitability.
  • Financial analysis and management reporting: You will analyze, reconcile, and report a comparison of the financial (U.S. GAAP) profitability with the published mark-to-market economic profitability for Company’s Supply and Trading businesses including overseeing the design, preparation, and review of ongoing and ad-hoc management reports. Provide commentaries to management on this profitability comparison.
  • Lead business decision making: Your financial analysis of data will impact leadership in making profitable business decisions and understanding the timing of these economic impacts versus financial reporting.
  • Mentorship: Your skills will help develop the analysts of the future; advising best practices and advancement of skills.
Job Duties
  1. Business decision support: Work with Risk, Finance, and the Commercial businesses to provide high quality reconciliation and commentary of the ongoing mark-to-market economic versus financial profitability timing and reporting differences through exceptional analytical and modeling skills.
  2. Planning & forecasting: Analyze company’s economic and financial profitability performance against Commercial business plans, analyzing business performance and market conditions to create forecasts and reconciliations of these different profitability perspectives, while helping senior management make tactical and strategic decisions by providing periodic reports.
  3. Management reporting: Coordinate economic and financial profitability reconciliation reporting and commentary for the Commercial businesses with input from the Risk, Finance, and the underlying Commercial businesses to develop weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for presentation to Management.
  4. Business analytics: Use key relationships, and knowledge of business strategy, trends, and key events to identify new opportunities to improve business analytics, and performance management tools.
  5. Scenario modeling: Develop the actual model structure, testing process and implementation of the information model, and determines the best model delivery (i.e., using Power BI or MS Excel, etc.). Create the documentation for implementation of the models and the procedures on how to maintain the information models.
  6. Leadership: Mentor direct and peer reports helping to develop best practices, innovation, and creativity in the next level of analysts. Help facilitate training and cross-training within all areas of FPA.
  7. Special projects: Lead other initiatives and special projects as directed by the FP&A Management team including the development of new Commercial business and additional systems initiatives.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications
  • College Degree (Bachelors Level) 
Minimum required experience is:
  • 8 years 
List any specialized training or unique skills required:
  • Specific experience with commodity market risk management at leading commodity trader / bank / hedge fund or a masters or greater degree equivalent in a relevant field of study in lieu of experience.
  • Experience in establishing risk processes, finance processes and IT systems, and experience building a higher performing organization.
  • Experience managing & taking ownership of risk analysis and financial models; deep expertise of risk management techniques, including market risk & operational risk.
  • Familiarity with energy commodity market structure with particular focus on crude oil, refined products, other related commodities (e.g. RINs).
  • Proficiency/prior experience with energy trading and risk management (ETRM) software platform and analytical tools (e.g., Power BI, Alteryx, or other).
  • Fundamental knowledge of accounting and financial processes and reporting.
  • Fundamental knowledge of SAP.
  • Background in a quantitative discipline, such as finance, economics, math, or engineering.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, including communication, teamwork, and conflict management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; seeks big picture answers beyond immediate scope.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an extremely complex, dynamic, and fast-paced team environment.

•                Remote Work options available for eligible positions
•                Options are department and/or location specific
•                9/80 Work Schedule Option (where applicable)
•                Annual Vacation Incentive (40-120 hours of pay) for Eligible Employees
•                Paid Vacation Time
•                Company-Paid Holidays
•                Parental Leave
•                Excellent 401(k) Match
•                Pension Plan
•                Company-Paid Sick Leave and Long-Term Disability
•                Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans; FSA and HSA options
•                Company-Paid Life Insurance for Active Employees
•                Healthy Rewards Program
•                Service Awards Program
•                Educational Assistance Plan
•                Dependent Children Scholarships
•                Reimbursement for Gym Membership
•                Employee Discount Programs
•                On-site Health Clinic
•                On-site Cafeteria (select locations)
•                On-site Credit Union and ATM (Corporate office only)
•                On-site Fitness Center (select locations)



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