Specialist
Standard Chartered Bank
Bangalore, India, Asia
5d ago

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.

This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role Responsibilities

Strategy

Focus on Process Efficiency and align to the Record to Report Accounting and controls (R2R) processes

  • Ability to connect to the big picture
  • Ensure to achieve efficiency in processes, quality and cost
  • Business

  • Effective stakeholder management for respective processes across geographies
  • Processes

  • Ensuring that continuous efficiency improvement in R2R activities and an established process exists to constantly identify and implement improvement opportunities
  • Strong Analytical and Strategic mindset, coupled with a thorough understanding of Accounting and Financial Control in Banking Industry with experience in transformation of book close processes
  • Ability to design and build structured processes with consensus of key leaders in the wider organisation.
  • Ability to understand and connect business drivers and rationale for and application of those relevant to the Technology and Innovation processes.
  • Significant experience of working with management team and of interfacing with Non-Finance community and Finance community and influencing stakeholders.
  • Able to quickly establish professional presence and have an excellent communication, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Substantial experience of banking, depth and breadth of knowledge in processes especially in the areas of Project accounting and related processes
  • Strong ability to understand and prepare periodical MIS and its drivers and synthesize them into meaningful analyses as required.
  • Develop analysis & interpretations as required to facilitate management decision making.

  • Ability to Validate the documents for accruals and investigate, work on the aged / risk balances if any
  • Implement process to eliminate non value added activities in future.
  • A team player with the management ability and track record to secure the confidence and respect of the peers, stakeholders and the executive management team.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, multitask, lead through ambiguities, influence where he / she does not have direct authority & build on unstructured formative situations
  • Experience on risk reporting on the various business / segments on bank from accounting perspective
  • Skills

  • Strong understanding of financial industry, specifically banking products and services
  • Chartered Accountant or MBA with 8+ years of relevant finance experience in Accounting and Control Finance process
  • In-depth knowledge of the e2e book close process in a large international Bank and relevant key measures that drives effectiveness of these processes
  • Effective communication skills, including presenting and influencing senior management.
  • Excellent Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to influence others in decision making
  • Relationship and stakeholder management skills is important
  • Initiative and proactive thinking
  • People and Talent

  • Nurture Team bonding and team engagement
  • Risk Management

  • Highlight delays & related impact considering inter dependencies
  • Provide insights and brainstorm the mitigation measures with respective function leads
  • Governance

  • Monitor & track progress of all activities scheduled / completed / ongoing during the close period through out
  • Publish the RAG status for all critical activities across the close cycle
  • Drive initiatives towards Fast Closure of books
  • Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank.
  • This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Lead to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles : Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets;
  • Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Key Stakeholders

  • Onshore finance
  • Other GFS team
  • Other Responsibilities

  • External auditors, local and overseas
  • Senior members of other Finance Shared Services Centres in the industry
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • Chartered Accountant or MBA with 8+ years of relevant finance experience in Accounting and Control Finance proces
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