VP - CPBB Finance (AME)
Standard Chartered Bank
Chennai, India, Asia
18h 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

This role will be responsible for partnering with the Head of CPBB Finance AME / Europe to design, build and deliver strong CPBB Finance performance framework, planning and analytics capability.

The role is expected to have a detailed understanding of the CPBB business performance dynamics and the ability to drive insights and decision support to CPBB Business and Finance leads in the AME / E Region.

Key elements of the role include :

To establish and use financial management information to achieve the strategy and goals of CPBB business in Africa, Middle East & Europe by :

  • Delivering relevant, consistent, timely management information together with the right analytical insights to help the Management in their decision making as well as understanding the financial performance & outlook
  • Driving critical finance processes for AME / E such as planning (budgeting, corporate plan), forecasting, scorecards, in coordination with Group, Region and country teams
  • Supporting in successful delivery of performance analysis and presentations for Group MT, CPBB MT, including monthly, half-yearly / full-year reviews, as well as external events e.g. investor meetings
  • Support P2P Lead in Developing & delivering digital reporting end state for CPBB Finance, partnering with the broader P2P & change community to leverage existing toolsets & expertise such as data transformation, visualisation, and predicative modelling
  • Strategy

  • Understand the changing data requirement landscape to ensure data consumption is forward looking and adequately planned
  • Continued seeking of outsourcing opportunities to the team in GFS (P2P CPBB Finance)
  • Business

  • Provide timely view of monthly financial results and work with country / regional Finance to understand and provide key insights to business drivers and trends.
  • Deliver the end product’.

  • Manage the MIS reports which are used by the various CPBB CEO, CFO, MTs & regions in the monthly reviews.
  • Ability to work on translating data heavy financial information to compact and visually impactful PowerPoint slides for executive level reviews
  • Support the efforts of the business segments to deliver annual budget performance by engaging and influencing stakeholders with MI
  • Exercise tight control and checks on financial numbers especially with reference to planning processes work with multiple stakeholders to ensure integrity and control over budget loads with appropriate understanding of underlying drivers
  • Provide timely & accurate financial information / MIS to enable strategic decision making including sales, products and client analysis.
  • Partner with business in driving MIS simplification, standardization and automation.
  • Processes

  • Ensure robust financial processes in place to report financial performance in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure MI requirements are relevant and to improve overall efficiency and productivity
  • Bring simplification, standardisation and automation in the reporting
  • People and Talent

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to network and build strategic partnerships with business, operations, change and technology teams
  • Mentor and support the development of team members to perform their roles in a better manner
  • Risk Management

  • Manage overall design and outcome of the end-to-end process and own the process output performance.
  • Operate 1st line responsibilities of process owners as outlined under Operational Risk Framework (ORF) and associated policies and procedures
  • Governance

  • Ensuring accuracy & timeliness of financial numbers and key performance indicators in MI packs
  • Ensuring service levels are maintained in line with onshore requirements through monthly Service Review Meetings
  • 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.

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

  • CPBB Finance LT
  • Head of Finance, CPBB AME / E
  • Various business heads within CPBB AME / E
  • Global Process Owner for P2P
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Drive simplification, standardization, digitization and widespread adoption of consistent MI and analytics for Countries help drive efficiencies in the production and delivery of Cost MI
  • Employ, engage and retain high quality people, with succession planning for critical roles
  • Responsibility to review team structure / capacity plans
  • Set and monitor job descriptions and objectives for direct reports and provide feedback and rewards in line with their performance against those responsibilities and objectives
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • 10+ years of work experience in the Banking industry, preferably in the area of Planning, Finance and Accounting.
  • Working knowledge of Retail Banking and Wealth Management products
  • Good working knowledge in management reporting, budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Experienced in financial and profitability modelling and translation of results for management decision-making.
  • Advanced or expert skills to prepare presentations for senior managements ability to translate complex financial information to visually impactful representations for executive level reviews
  • Analytical and strong sense of need to upload integrity of financial information.
  • Proactively question and improve status quo, think outside the box to improve productivity, data accuracy and reporting process.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to problems and work in the larger team
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills, forming positive working relationship in the multicultural environment.
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