BP Americas, Inc. Financial Analyst in Denver, Colorado


Job title:

Financial Analyst



Role synopsis:

The role of the BU Finance and Planning team, in conjunction with the BU leadership, is to maximize value while maintaining a strong control environment (in partnership with ARC and the BU teams) and ensuring accurate financial reporting.

The Finance Analyst is an individual contributor position, reports to the North BU Finance and Planning Manager, and works closely with the BU teams and the L48 Planning team. The North BU Finance and Planning Team role is to 1) Coordinate and support the BU Business strategy and lead the plan; 2) Ensure decisions are value based and drive commercial acumen in the BU; 3) Manage forecast, variance analysis, and prepare/coordinate monthly/quarterly accruals; 4) Performance Management: drive and integrate the BU Monthly Business Review process; and 5) Perform year end Resource Commercial activities. As a member of the Finance family the Analyst will be part of a very collaborative group, where people are willing to step out of their roles to help others. Finance Analysts in L48 serve as trusted finance advisors to the business.

Req ID:



United States - Colorado - Denver

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 10%

Key accountabilities:

  • Coordinate and support the BU Business strategy and the development of the BU plan.

  • Support investment governance for the BU including economic evaluation, post appraisal activities, recommendations and interventions.

  • Provide accurate and timely BU performance management information - performance scorecards, monthly business review, etc.

  • Prepare/coordinate monthly/quarterly accruals for capital, and operating costs as needed

  • Proactively provide insight into the performance of the business

  • Support Portfolio Management and Business Development activities

  • Actively work on continuous improvement of current and new processes as well as improved managerial reporting to support business decision making

  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Education:

  • University Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration from an accredited university or equivalent.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Strong business acumen and data-driven decision making capabilities

  • Self-starter, works with minimal supervision

  • Ability to quickly analyze large volumes of data, recognize trends, develop solutions to business issues and recommend preferred alternatives

  • Ability to manage competing priorities

  • Ability to effectively interface, influence and build alignment with individuals, multi-discipline teams and all levels in the Basin and Region

  • Effective communication and people skills; ability to develop and use informal networks

  • Knowledge of Aires is a plus

About BP:

BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.

Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.

In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.


Application close date:



Financial & Process Control

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Colorado


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest).

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Essential experience and job requirements:

Minimum 5 years of experience in Finance and Commercial roles with sound understanding of Upstream business

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

This role could either start as Denver based with travel to Houston while the rest of teams are located there or could start in Houston, but will eventually move to the L48 Headquarters in Denver, Colorado no later than summer of 2018. Relocation assistance available for internal candidates.

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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.