Business Analyst | Schlumberger

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Business Analyst

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

Job Summary:

The Business Analyst is responsible for overall financial management and coordination of a Business Line in an Area, Geounit or Country.

This role provides financial support to the Controller and Operations Managers by assessing business trends, developing root causes of business issues, complying with Product Line's accounting practices and identifying opportunities for reduced costs and improved productivity/efficiency.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for monitoring the working capital within the Business Line such as Asset efficiency measurement/tracking and optimization of inventory level.
  • Able to assess customers for credit limit, identify at risk receivables and follow up with sales/customer to ensure overall reduction in receivables and DIR.
  • Understand store processes to ensure optimal store' level by category of M&S.
  • Understanding of inventory processes, days on hand, evaluating obsolescence provision adequacy, and assessment of future business needs.
  • Highlights trends on cost inflation and identifies opportunities to save/reduce discretionary spend to supply chain.
  • Works closely with the Operations to ensure that the operations within the Geounit is conducted in compliance with the local laws (i.e. importation, license to operate, bidding requirements etc.)
  • Ensures that all financial transactions are recorded in compliance with the Schlumberger policies and procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to corporate ethical policies and internal controls. Organize periodic audits internally and assist in external audits.
  • Reviews all major tenders (risks and opportunities), contractual terms and evaluate impact on IBT associated with pricing in bids vs. optimization of people/resources (i.e. FA, Inventory, M&S...).
  • Understanding of Business Line value proposition, price structure, and technology differentiators vs. Competitors.
  • Identify Vendor re-pricing opportunities and participate in major contract negotiation with Supply Chain Services.
  • Ensure timely completion of Balance Sheet notes for Product Line specific accounts and assess exposures (including currency risk)
  • Analyze utilization ratios (both in tools and people) with view to highlighting inefficient locations/sub-Product Lines and opportunities to maximize value of resources.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all financial forecasts and ensure that the goals are challenging but realistic relative to overall market expectations and available resources.
  • Review and examine the financial impact of new and existing investment opportunities with a view to maximizing the Business Line's return on investment (ROI).
  • Train line managers to interpret and comprehend financial statements and principles, and coach them regarding key business drivers. Answer inquiries regarding financial assets, recommend policies, and advise and council line management.
  • Complete/review monthly financial review/reporting, monitors results versus objectives, highlight underlying reason for variances and suggest corrective actions wherever required.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum Five years’ related experience in a financial role
  • Candidates fluent in English
  • Proficient in MS Office with advanced Microsoft Excel skills


  • Problem Solving: Intermediate project estimation & complexity, creative and innovative quality solutions, analytical oriented, good decision-making skills, ability to manage contracts (commercial, risk and reporting) and break down processes for potential improvements.
  • Leadership: functions independently and in a team, project mgt. skills, mentoring skills, set/accomplish objectives, and able to influence while presenting opportunities to management.
  • Communication: advanced oral/written communication skills, customer services oriented, negotiate effectively with customers, contractors and competitors, and interacts frequently with peer groups, subordinates and senior mgt. advising on area of responsibility.
  • Cross Discipline: Understanding of interaction with other disciplines, Company strategy and the principles of Quality Management.


Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.


Successful applicants may be employed through a Schlumberger approved third-party contracting company and assigned to Schlumberger projects or considered for direct employment by Schlumberger.


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