BP Americas, Inc. Financial Analyst in Texas City, Texas


Job title:

Financial Analyst



Role synopsis:

The Financial Analyst role is part of the Aromatics Americas Finance Organization supporting Texas City Chemicals (TCC) and is accountable for ensuring that all results are recorded, reported, and forecasted accurately and in a timely manner, to deliver robust Management Information (MI) processes, to ensure that the site has an effective system of financial controls and supporting various process improvement initiatives. The incumbent is also expected to build effective relationships and communication channels to assist the Finance Manager in supporting both the TCC Plant Manager and Global Aromatics Finance Director. The Financial Analyst reports to the Finance Manager.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Texas City

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 10%

Key accountabilities:

GFO/Plan/Reporting Accountabilities:

  • Manage monthly performance process, including fixed cost forecasts, risk impacts, and delivery management

  • Recording of hydrocarbon movements (site product yields, including utilities and catalysts) and ensure all variable costs are recorded accurately

  • Calculate individual unit conversion costs and provide analysis of variances

  • Ensure financial and physical inventories are in balance; audit of monthly inventory tank levels

  • Prepare internal monthly financial and cost accounting reports

  • Verify TCC PLA submission and provide monthly reporting

  • Work with TCC Manufacturing Team to understand monthly performance and provide appropriate investigation and analysis of manufacturing cost variances

  • Complete all required state and government surveys as needed

  • Maintain Control Evaluation Templates (CET) for TCC

  • Manage the development of the annual plan, including the collections of all inputs and analysis

  • Assist in developing forecasts and prepare Group Financial Outlook (GFO) submissions

  • Produce journal entries/accruals and ensure all fixed and variable costs are recorded accurately

  • Work with TCC site leadership to understand key financial drivers and provide robust variance analysis of site results

  • Liaison between Finance and Procurement organization

  • Complete ad-hoc requests as required to support both the Finance organization and TCC leadership

General Accountabilities:

  • Support functional initiatives across the Finance organization

  • Continuous improvement of cost analysis and management information

  • Shares best practices within Petrochemicals and assures compliance with Group standards.

  • Interfaces with networks and communities of practice in Petrochemicals.

  • Upholds BP’s commitment to health, safety, and security; sets performance objectives and provides leadership for area and site to uphold BP’s HSSE policy; communicates the importance of these issues to site personnel; and supports the site Local operating Management System (LOMS).

Essential Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • CPA or MBA

  • Prior cost accounting experience in a process industry

About BP:

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Downstream Segment is responsible for the supply and trading, refining, marketing and transportation of crude oil and petroleum products to wholesale and retail customers. We market our products in over 100 countries, operating primarily in Asia, Europe and North America but also in Australia, Africa and Central and South America.

Application close date:



Financial & Process Control

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • 5-7 years relevant experience

  • High level of SAP experience

  • High level of skill with all MS Office products required

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Experience working with all levels of management

  • Must have excellent verbal and written skills in English

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.