JOB OF THE WEEK: Finance Manager with Shell – Business Live

Shell plc is looking to recruit a Finance Manager

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Closes : March 31

Apply for the Financial Controller role here

Where will you fit in?

The Finance, Treasury and M&A (FTM) team is at the heart of delivering Shell’s strategy through the achievement of its aspired asset portfolio and its goal to become a world class investment opportunity that powers progress by providing more and cleaner energy solutions in Shell’s Upstream, Integrated Gas, Downstream, Renewable Energy Solutions and Trading businesses.

FTM provides Finance input and M&A execution capability for RDS acquisitions, divestments, business combinations, JVs and restructurings. The FTM team supports these types of complex transactions with a focus on the EMEA region, as well as for some global opportunities. The M&A Finance Manager is part of the FTM EMEA team and reports to a Senior Manager.

What’s the role?

The M&A Finance Manager is accountable to a Business Opportunity Manager for delivery of the full suite of finance activities related to the transaction, including deal structuring to maximize value/minimize risk, due diligence, financial framework and process compliance, corporate approvals, negotiation of finance aspects of the transaction, risk assessment and mitigation, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, investor relations; execution and value capture note/handoff to transition and integration business finance leads.

More specifically, we will entrust you to:

  • Act as Finance Deal Lead for material transactions (which could include acquisitions and divestments, asset swaps, joint venture formation or restructuring and commercial agreements for organic projects).
  • Participate in Value Assurance Reviews/Post Investment Reviews as part of the overall assurance framework.
  • Work closely with the Valuation Leads, also in FTM, who have accountability for valuation insights. The M&A Finance Manager retains accountability for providing independent insights and support to the Finance signatory in an opportunity.
  • As part of the wider Global FTM team, contribute to sharing of knowledge across FTM whether in a formal role as part of an FTM Knowledge Sharing network or generally by sharing expertise and best practice.
  • Co-ordinate across all parts of the Finance organisation to bring all relevant knowledge, expertise, and input to transactions.
  • Interface with a wide range of internal (Commercial, Legal, etc.) and external (Counterparties, Banks, Transaction Service Providers, etc) stakeholders.
  • Act as the single point of entry for 3rd party Financial Advisory/Transaction Service Providers on any given project.

What will we need from you?

  • We are keen to speak with Finance professionals who have extensive experience in M&A and/or Commercial Finance.
  • Moreover, we hope to find the following in your CV:
  • Strong Financial and M&A exposure, due to the materiality and complexity of the deals that the successful candidate would work on
  • MBA or equivalent degree and/or qualification in a relevant professional field (e.g. CPA, ACA, CIMA, ACT, CFA)
  • Solid valuation expertise, understanding of financial models and ability to interpret and analyze large amounts of data/inputs
  • Relevant experience in one or more of the main Shell business areas, i.e. Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and/or Renewables
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills, solid commercial acumen and the ability to operate within a dynamic rapidly changing environment, and manage through ambiguity
  • Ability to establish credibility at the relevant level with management of internal and external project teams
  • Demonstrated track record of leading and/or coaching staff, actively supporting their professional and leadership development; a self-starter and effective team player
  • Practical mindset, bias for action and aspiration for outstanding results in creating and protecting value for Shell
  • Highly curious, and with a broad understanding of the external stakeholders of Shell, and challenges of navigating the energy transition at all levels

Shell Finance is committed to supporting flexible working arrangements where feasible, and subject to applicable policy, regulations and legislative frameworks. If appropriate, please make clear in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered.

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Apply for the Financial Controller role here

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