Shell Senior Specialist in TN, India

Auto req ID 56702BR

Job Title Senior Specialist

Country of Work Location India

City, State (if applicable) TN

Company Description The aim of the Shell Business Operations, Chennai is to provide the Group with operational excellence through highlighting and utilizing process improvements and functional efficiencies as well as by leveraging economies of scale. Currently, the Chennai centre provides a wide range of finance, accounting and business services to Shell operating companies across several business sectors globally.

Set up in September 2007, the Chennai centre has grown rapidly and now , in its fourth year of operations , it has crossed the 1600 staff mark. The centre is located in the RMZ Millennia Business Park, where the Shell campus is a LEED Platinum building with world class infrastructure. The business is expected to grow further over the next two years and infrastructural additions to support this have been planned.

The main focus in Chennai is on Finance Operations which supports delivery of the global Finance functional plan. There is also a ‘Downstream India’ - Customer Services Team that handles lubricant depot ordering within the country. The Shell Business Operations (SBO Team) manages the centre facilities and supports business partners’ operations on site. There is a strong focus at SBO on safety & well being of staff and on its three core values: Compliance, Intervention & Respect.

Job Description

General Position Definition

The Control Analyst is required to validate the entire revenue recording for the US Deepwater that is being managed and is also accountable for the accuracy of the revenue recording.

Position description - Purpose

Purpose1. Perform High-Level validation of Revenue, Royalty, and other Gas/oil related recordings. 2. Involved in activities related to set-up of new fields / wells and review for compliance in line with the applicable contracts. 3. Conducts audits of Revenue records to ensure proper documentation is maintained to evidence those controls are operating effectively as required for SoX Compliance.4. Acting as Liaison / Interface between various groups (Gas / Oil / Management / Land & Contract, Volumes, Regulatory Affairs, FiTB) for new / ongoing issues 5. Ensure integrity of account data through Status of Accounts and Reporting Compliance.

Position description - Accountabilities

AccountabilitiesThis role is designed to help ensure revenue is accurately recorded and that accounting controls, outlined in the Shell Control Framework, are being executed by all Revenue accountants; includes training and coaching Revenue accountants on accounting and production concepts, as well as field specific processes and procedures. The Control Analyst must be familiar with all aspects of revenue accounting and have an understanding of the various issues impacting the industry. The Control analyst must be able to make recommendations for process improvements as well as control enhancements. The analyst must also be able to troubleshoot most problems or issues that arise, with only limited assistance from the Process Owner, Team Lead or Systems support personnel. This position is responsible for working with key stakeholders in other departments, including, but not limited to, Joint Venture, Property, Marketing & Transportation, Division Order, Operations, and related Financial Representatives

  1. Reporting on Flux Analysis, PPA, Gas Imbalance, Gas Re-valuation, Inventory Reporting

  2. Resolving WBSE Rejects and any technical issues in P2 / Sap.

  3. Administer initial / ongoing training for Revenue Accountants

  4. Support third-party / in-house audit information requests as necessary.

  5. Participate in systems testing as necessary

  6. Assist in acquisitions and divestments of fields.

  7. Act as liaison between leadership and desk accountants for new/ongoing accounting issues.

  8. Perform high-level validation of revenue, royalty, and other related recordings

  9. Ensure integrity of account data through Status of Accounts and reporting compliance

  10. Conduct audits of revenue records to ensure proper documentation is maintained to evidence those controls are operating effectively as required for SOX compliance


DimensionsThe Upstream Americas Revenue Accounting group handles the recording of oil & gas revenues andpayments of related royalty, transportation, and otherexpenses. This role is required to monitor these recordings and help ensure they are accurate.

Oil Production: 7.0 - 7.5 Million Barrels /Month

Gas Production: 12 - 13 MMCF's/Month

Receivables Billed & Collected / Month :

$550 - $650 Mln / Month

Royalties & Taxes Payable Monthly: $50 - $60Mln

Taxes : $15 - $20 Mln


Experience and Qualifications required

Experience and Qualifications requiredCA or MBA or Bachelor's/College Degree holder (Finance/Accounting)

Prior Accounting experience is essential

6-8 years of experience in revenue accounting processes or upstream background

Previous work experience in a SAP environment is an added advantage.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence others through effective communications

Ability to gain confidence of leaders and/or stakeholders

Ability to handle multiple priorities

Strong delivery focus and commitment to continuous improvement

Effective time management/ organizational skills and able to independently set priorities

Able to adapt to new or changing circumstances and ambiguous on pressured situations

Key Leadership Attributes

Act with personal integrity and transparency

Curious, eager to learn and express own view with humility

Resilient under pressure

Apply innovative approaches

Make timely decisions based on sufficient information

Establish strong working relationships with individual stakeholders

Build trust and cooperation beyond immediate team

Deploy a range of communication and influencing styles

Take personal accountability to ensure timely delivery of commitments

Identify and implement solutions to achieve continuous improvement

Additional comments Technical skills

Advanced Microsoft Excel, BW and MS Access

Blue Print, Oracle, SAP – FICO/ PRA (preferable)

Control framework

Key Competences required

Competence Level

Demonstrated evidence of Enterprise first values and behaviors will be taken into account during the selection process.

Accounting and ReportingSkill

Process and Data ManagementSkill

Business PartneringSkill

Business Performance ManagementSkill

Governance and AssuranceSkill

Risk Management Skill

Financial Controls Skill

Additional comments 5

Technical skills

Advanced Microsoft Excel, BW and MS Access

Blue Print, Oracle, SAP – FICO/ PRA (preferable)

Control framework0Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Business stakeholders

Collaborate across boundaries to solve root causes

Excellent communication skills in dealing with Business partners

Managing CI initiatives in coordination with Continuous Improvement Manage.


Additional commentsAble to troubleshoot problems or issues and know when to escalate to the Team Lead

Maintains work-life balance for self and teams

Affinity with SAP platforms especially Blue Print

The incumbent is required to have excellent problem resolution skills, strong interpersonal, communication skills and the ability to understand the end-to-end business processes

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Removal Date 30-Sep-2017