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Performance Analyst


Budapest, Hungary, Central
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Performance Analyst job at BP in Budapest | Careers at BP

Performance Analyst

Req ID 77947BR Job category Finance Countries (State/Region) Central Location Hungary - Central - Budapest

Role synopsis

To support the performance management agenda including gross margin, LBM actuals and forecast (B/S, Cash and RCOP), Cluster P&L & cost allocations and Sales MI (customers & products) for the local designated businesses.
The Performance Analyst will need to maintain a proactive business partnering relationship between finance and the cluster sales director(s) and their teams, providing them with commercial support and market intelligence, and will develop and maintain a ‘one team’ relationship with the ARC and GBS/BPO teams.

Key accountabilities

Strategy and Planning
  • Supports the annual planning process, ensuring plans are appropriately challenged and assured for the designated business(es).
  • Produces detailed forecasts covering volume, revenue, cost, margin and RCOP as informed by the LBM process, drawing insights and highlighting areas where performance targets are not being met.
  • Contributes to business case preparation & subsequent review of FMs & CAPEX expenditure.

Business Partnering and Performance Insights

  • Establish & maintain a proactive business partnering relationship between Finance and the local entity sales director(s) to ensure underlying performance is well understood, to proactively challenge and propose performance improvements, and to monitor & investigate anomalies & trends.
  • Supports the Performance Management agenda for the entities in scope, ensuring robust & timely forecasts and deliver MI analysis and commentary for the leadership team.
  • Partners with other business stakeholders to provide detailed analysis of focus areas of performance, providing insights and interventions and associated analysis (V&Os) ensuring integrity & sufficient challenge.
  • Monitor and support sales & marketing initiatives (including pricing) to ensure effective tracking & accurate analysis of profitability.
  • Own the Local monthly LBM financialisation process and supporting processes – eg COGS & where applicable, Trade Loan forecasts, working with ARC and GSC analysts.
  • Supports regular forward looking competitor analysis and insight gathering.

Performance Reporting

  • Translates financial and operational performance for the businesses and evaluates and articulates the underlying delivery of actuals vs. latest forecasts on a monthly basis to incorporate into the plan and current outlook for the year.
  • Provides input to the Cluster Head Office channel of the recharge process for the entities, ensuring costs are recharged to countries fairly and accurately.
  • Support the ARC manager, in partnership with GBS, in completing Close activities, and with the review and completion of BSI activities for relevant accounts.
  • Support the drive for continuous improvement in MI to ensure integrity & accuracy and to meet advances in business requirements.


  • Contribute to the Performance networks across all clusters to share learnings and solutions.

Essential Education

  • Relevant degree and part qualified or qualified in a recognised national or international professional accountancy qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA
  • Fluent English knowledge
  • Second European language knowledge is nice to have

Essential experience and job requirements

  • A good understanding and use of MI tools (eg SAP BW, BIGS BO) and the underlying IT&S system (preferably SAP)
  • Experience of reporting and MI processes (actuals, RF & plan) with a focus on performance analysis and intervention
  • Able to analyse and summarise complex information and prepared to drive performance improvements together with the business
  • Ability to quickly assess areas requiring attention and/or intervention, with a strong demonstration of business partnering to drive business performance
  • Focuses effort and prioritises work to deliver business value; must be self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organisation
  • Looks for ways to do things better, faster and more efficiently
  • Builds networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge – a team player

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)


Desirable criteria & qualifications


Relocation available


Travel required

Yes - up to 10%

Is this a part time position?


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. With a workforce of 80,000 employees, 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.


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Closing Date

[ "25-Jan-2017" ]

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