Specialist, Financial Planning

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Asia Pacific


Philippines - Manila

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

01 October 2019

Date closing

23 October 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. 

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. 

Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

We seek highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team as a Specialist Planning. Reporting to the Lead Planning, you will support and ensure fit-for-purpose financial planning processes are applied and delivered to BHP’s assets and operations globally to improve operational and financial performance as well as continued improvements and standardization for the function.

Key Relationships 

Internal Relationships:
  • Finance Business Partners Teams – co-located
  • Planning & Analysis Teams – co-located
  • Accounting and Reporting Teams – co-located
  • Various teams from the business and assets (Operations, Planning, Maintenance, Projects)
  • Technology

Core Accountabilities
  • Demonstrate an overriding commitment to health, safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the BHP Charter and Code of Business Conduct.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Coordination of Forecast, Budget and 5 Year Plan financial submissions including preparation of instructions, timetables and checklists.
  • Responsibility for maintaining master data quality and updating/maintaining global planning assumptions.
  • Maintain the governance and integrity (data accuracy/completeness) of the Prime financial planning system.
  • Responsible for master data alignment, actuals data integration, plan/forecast data integration and validation, monitoring of business process flow and execution/review of selected accounting planning calculations.
  • In collaboration with key internal stakeholders, execute pipeline of Prime financial planning system improvement initiatives in order to deliver maximum productivity benefit for business users, including analysis of business processes to identify improvement and automation opportunities.
  • Analyze the impact of proposed Prime financial planning system changes across people, technology, strategy and business operations, and deploy effective change management with stakeholders. This includes participating in requirements validation and conceptual design workshops with internal stakeholders and developing business requirements documentation as required, to allow the design and build of system solutions.
  • Completion of user acceptance &/or regression testing for Prime financial planning system changes, together with business key users.
  • Provide end user support by troubleshooting issues raised by Prime users and escalate (when appropriate).
  • Drive the adoption of SAP Analytics Cloud through championing system usage.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest trends and best practices in planning and business intelligence.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and provide assistance with queries and requests.

Behavioural & Leadership Competencies
  • Engage – effective communication (written and oral).
  • Learn and adapt – learning agility.
  • Manage risk – data management (ensure data security and integrity).
  • Achieve results – ability to plan and execute work in a disciplined manner, be accountable, effective stakeholder management and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Problem solve – ability to problem solve and strong data analytics and diagnosis.

About You

  • Degree qualification in Commerce (Finance or Accounting).
  • Professional accounting designation (or be studying towards one).
Experience & Technical Competencies
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working with a large corporate or professional environment in a business planning capacity.
  • Demonstrated financial planning process knowledge, data analytics and diagnosis with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Good understanding of technology infrastructure and master data management principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, stakeholder engagement and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively and deliver as needed.
  • Experience working with Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 11.0 (embedded) and SAP Analytics Cloud planning highly advantageous.
Non-Technical Competencies
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written.
  • Fluent Spanish, both verbal and written a benefit

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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