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Financial Reporting Accountant

Crockham Hill, Kent
5 Aug 2022

Job Profile Summary

Reporting to the Senior Manager Financial Reporting of BP Pension Trustees Limited (BPPTL), within the CFO Finance team of the BP Pension Fund, the role holder is primarily responsible for supporting the delivery of financial reporting activities across the Fund and its supporting organisations.
The Financial Reporting Accountant is primarily responsible for supporting the following:
  • Fund Annual Report and Financial Statements
  • Entity statutory accounting and reporting
  • Financial regulatory reporting (selected)
  • Budgeting and associated reporting
  • Other activities as required

The role has no direct reports.

BPPTL acts as the Trustee of the BP Pension Fund, a primarily defined benefit scheme with invested assets of circa £30 billion

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Key Accountabilities:
  • Fund Annual Report and Financial Statements
    • Support the process to prepare the Fund Annual Report and Financial Statements
  • Entity statutory accounting and reporting
    • Support on general ledger and quarter close accounting for pension fund legal entities
    • Supplier onboarding, invoice payments, and IFA activity monitoring
    • Support on legal entity accounts planning, coordination, preparation, and auditor liaison for the pension fund legal entities
  • Financial regulatory reporting
    • Support on provision of BPIM cost transparency reporting to Investment Reporting Team
  • Tax
    • Support in the provision of pension fund legal entity invoice information to the BP VAT team in the required format
  • Budgeting and associated reporting
    • Support on the process to produce the annual One Fund budget and subsequent monitoring of actual costs versus budget and reforecasting
  • Other
    • Support preparation of Finance related Audit Committee papers
    • Strive for continuous improvement in process and content and support ad hoc projects.
    • Responsible for, or working in support of, other activities as required
Key Challenges:
  • There will be a requirement to prioritise multiple work demands, at times in a time-pressurised environment.
  • Excellent time management skills are required to meet milestone deadlines
  • Ensuring accurate analysis and insightful concise reporting as required
  • Maintaining strong, positive relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Delivering high quality, self-checked work to tight deadlines with a right first time' goal
Essential Education:
  • The job holder will hold a professional accountancy qualification or will be actively progressing towards achieving qualification
Essential Experience and Job Requirements:
  • Experience in Finance, Accounting & Reporting, Planning & Control
  • Attention to detail but with the ability to think strategically in order to anticipate evolving needs and to adjust to changing circumstances and processes
  • Team player, with willingness to be flexible and adaptable in order to meet deadlines
  • Able to effectively collaborate with colleagues across the Fund, as well as with the Fund's key suppliers, advisors and auditors.
  • Able to challenge current processes and standards and to develop new standardised techniques or approaches to improve the efficiency of the processes.
  • BP's values, particularly the courage to speak up and One Team.
Other Essential Skills and Knowledge:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and enquiring approach
  • Bias towards excellence
  • Highly numerate and strong attention to detail
  • Logical approach to solving complicated problems
  • Great networker; able to work effectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Advanced/experienced Excel user.
Desirable experience:
  • Experience working with the financial services industry and/or experience of fund accounting
Why join our team?

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

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Regions, Cities & Solutions

Job Family Group

Finance Group

Relocation available


Travel required


Time Type

Full time


United Kingdom

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  • Job Reference: 677929960-2
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Recruiter: BP
  • Location: Crockham Hill, Kent
  • Salary: On Application