Finance Advisor

Shell USA, Inc., Norco Louisiana, US

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The Role

Company description As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.An innovative place to workThere'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 add your talent and imagination to a business with the power 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.A rewarding place to workCombine 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.The world is changing fast, and Shell is changing too - not only to keep up with the external pace, but also to anticipate and shape a different future. The Corporate Relations function delivers value by supporting our strategy and sectoral approach and improving policy and advocacy outcomes. We will bring the outside in and secure and drive Shell's reputation and values. Drawing on a strong base of professional excellence, we aspire to be best-in-class at achieving integrated outcomes through effective engagement and communication with external and internal stakeholders.Finance AdvisorWhat's the role?The Advisor will increase efficiencies through digitalization efforts, drive cost transparency through engagements, and support strategic decision-making in alignment with site priorities and vision. The primary functions of the Finance Advisor are to contribute to improvement efforts to make the site more competitive and profitable and execute activities that will transform Norco into the premiere Energy and Chemical Park. And will assist with the transformation of a traditional chemical and refinery complex into the energy and chemical park of the future. Finance Advisor will work closely with the Extended Leadership Team responsible for the site operations. As a Finance Advisor, you will be responsible for the following duties:Recommend process efficiencies to Norco business partners through development of a deep knowledge of our site operations and understanding how end-to-end value is generated.Leverage digitalization tools to streamline site activities and enhance financial transparency while ensuring alignment with the key site priorities.Collaborate with teams throughout Norco to understand new business opportunities and analyze investment strategies for the site.Use internal and external information to assess competitiveness of performance and to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement through benchmarking exercises.Help Norco reach our sustainability and decarbonization goals through execution of strategies in energy efficiency, renewable energy certificates (RECs), and carbon offsets.RequirementsWhat we need from you - Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employerCandidate must have minimum of (5) five years relevant work experienceBachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration is required; CPA is preferredBroad finance knowledge and expertise with strong financial analytic, diagnostic, and economic valuation skillsAble to gain the confidence of various internal and external parties building on strong knowledge and understanding of the business drivers, value, and riskFlexibility and agility to deploy the appropriate finance skills to address the specific and varying business needs across the pool they work in, leveraging a matrix organization (FO/CoE/Business)Problem solving mindset with the courage to ensure professional financial rigor is applied to commercial decision-making process and risk management bringing analytics and insights to the tableExcellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to relay financial information to people with different financial backgroundsContinuous improvement mindset and ability to lead through changeDimensions (Environment, Budget, Span of Control, Special Challenges, etc.)Norco Manufacturing Complex is one of Shell's five Energy and Chemical Parks located near New Orleans, LA. Norco consists of the largest ethylene complex within Shell and a 250,000 bbl/day Refinery. Within Chemicals and Products these two units work to supply profitable, reliable, and sustainable ethylene to Geismar by maximizing integrated value across all Shell businesses to meet society's changing energy needs. The Finance Advisor is expected to participate in, and lead, Global Chemicals and Products Finance initiatives and participate in regional and global Delivery Circles to help the broader Finance organization achieve its aspirations.

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