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Shell Country Controller in Argentina


Job Title:

Country Controller

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Job Description:


Owning and managing the statutory filing obligations for group companies and the external relationships with auditors and authorities. Providing specialist finance knowledge and execution capability to ensure compliance with external regulations.


  • Ensure overall compliance with external and group standards, including the Shell Control Framework.

  • Ensure effective operation of the Group Financial framework.

  • Support audits and manage respective interfaces.

  • Establish effective corporate governance, for example with shareholders, partners, legal entities.

  • Provide support to an effective local governance model, ensure accurate provision of country planning/appraisal review delivered by Finance Operations

  • Ensure that adequate financial controls are in place so that assets are protected, use of funds is optimized, revenue is appropriately recorded, and cash is properly managed

  • Manages a variety of accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, revenues and expenses and assets, liabilities and equity

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Controlling and Accounting

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  • Undergraduate Degree in Finance or Accounting from and accredited university.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working across Accounting/Reporting/Finance in a management position.

  • CPA certification/designation

  • Advance level of Spanish & English.

  • Knowledge and experience in Corporate Governance and controls.

  • Solid understanding of Operating Unit financial, corporate/legal, and tax/fiscal frameworks.

  • Excellent communication, stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills, and the ability to achieve results through influencing and motivating others.

  • Ability to apply value and risk lens to pragmatic application of the Shell Control Framework.

  • Expertise and experience with revenue recognition for a professional services firm and experience with public reporting requirements in a high growth/high performance, high demand, customer service oriented professional and financial services firm.

  • Working knowledge of SEC reporting and regulatory reporting requirements is a plus.

  • Understanding of an advisory business is preferred.

  • Thorough understanding of IFRS, Argentine Accounting Standards.

  • Ability to quickly grasp complex business issues.

  • Must be able to see the big picture and be guided in daily decisions by an overall understanding of what is best for the company over the long term.

  • Ability to be very hands on and comfortable taking direct responsibility for deliverables.

  • Proven analytical skills.

  • Strong detail orientation.

  • Ability to convey simple to complex financial information to individuals and groups.

  • Comfortable and effective in influencing others and eliciting cooperation from a wide variety of sources.

  • Ability to drive for results and accept challenges.

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision while reporting results and conferring with superiors on unusual matters and seeking feedback as needed.

Work Location(s):

Buenos Aires - Casa Central OP


Legal Entity: Shell Argentina S.A. + 4 Shell Operated Joint Ventures (UTEs)

Businesses: Upstream (Unconventionals + Exploration Offshore) / Downstrea (Chemicals / Lubes / Trading)

7 Joint Ventures (4 Operated and 3 Non-Operated) across the Neuquen and NOA basins.

Key financial metrics for 2019 include:

Capital Employed USD 1.5bln - Capital Investments USD 300 mln - Gross Revenues USD 250 mln - Total Costs USD 100 mln.