Finance Manager Planning & Reporting

ERM Power Limited.

Vacancy within the Finance team - Brisbane based

Reporting to: FM Shell Energy Australia/ CFO ERM Power 
Location: Brisbane
Status: Permanent, Full-Time

Primary Objectives

Lead the integrated Australia Power Performance Unit performance management, business planning, and capital budgeting processes, with focus on value creation and delivery in a new and growing business segment for Shell. This requires close collaboration across divisions (Generation & Assets, Trading, Retail) to ensure results, forecasts and plans that are credible and right first time.

Reports to FM Shell Energy Australia / CFO ERM, and will have a strong functional dotted line to the VP PAR T&S, as a member of the global PAR network.

Major Responsibilities & Accountabilities
  • Design and deliver first time right integrated PU Reporting & Analysis (across NE/T&S)
  • Co-ordinate and deliver the PU Business Plan & Budgets (across NE/T&S), including identification of risks and opportunities to the business plan
  • Prepare and agree capital allocation proposals
  • Manage the LE / QUN forecasting process for the integrated PU. Engagement, challenge and agreement of estimates.
  • Understand and promote a true performance management culture
  • Drive reporting and forecasting segmentation / setup to support the new PU + process and system integration.
  • Support and facilitate Performance Unit reviews with EVP New Energies
  • Co-ordinate performance management at PU level (drawing inputs, and insights from respective finance and business teams across Retail, Trading, Generation and Corporate.
  • Drive reporting segmentation + process and system integration along with the ERM Group Financial Controller & T&S Group Reporting / PAR teams.
Key Communications & Working Relationships
  • Requires establishment and management of relationships with business leaders and Finance Managers across divisions within the PU to integrate PAR deliverables
  • Drives the performance agenda, challenges and engages the PU leadership on matters of performance and business plans.
  • Works as part of the global T&S / NE PAR network, and collaborates closely with the Global PAR lead for power
  • A member of the PU Finance leadership team
Major Challenges

This is a new role created to support integrated performance management and planning for the Power Performance Unit being established in Australia.
The incumbent will be required to set the agenda and establish a PAR function / capability from scratch, and continue to develop it as the business pursues a material growth agenda.

Associated with this, a key challenge will be the ability to deliver integrated performance and planning outputs across a complex and evolving system landscape.

Role Dimensions

Accountable for performance management, forecasting and planning for a growing performance unit with the following dimensions;
  • Revenue A$3bln+ p.a.
  • EBITDA A$100mln p.a.
  • Feasex/Capex A$750m over OP20 five-year outlook
  • Power Generation Assets with a capacity of 800 MW
  • Trading & Wholesale Markets division with 40TWh power / 30PJ gas positions managed
  • Business FTE 300
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Strong Leadership competencies: Authenticity, Collaboration, Growth and Performance
  • Experience working in an integrated power trading and retail business, and an understanding of the impact of external industry trends and competition is a distinct advantage.
  • Exposure to planning and reporting processes and leveraging / improving supporting data and systems.
  • Credibility and the ability to maintain strong working relationships with senior executives
  • Networks broadly internally and externally, identifying interrelationships and interface issues
  • Initiates cross-Business/Function interaction and role models collaboration.
Qualifications & Licenses

Graduate qualification in Finance or Accounting

5-10 years professional experience.

Workplace Health & Safety Responsibilities

All employees are responsible for following safe work procedures and instructions.  Employees must cooperate in relation to activities undertaken by Shell Energy Australia to comply with OHS and EHS legislation.

Please note:  This position description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the position holder might differ from those outlined in this position description and other duties, as assigned, may also form part of this position.

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