Credit Suisse

Head of Finance for Wealth Management Entity

Credit Suisse
London, United Kingdom
Not disclosed
21 Jan 2022
27 Jan 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Your field of responsibility

An outstanding opportunity to lead a team of finance professionals, support the Executive Board and develop your interest in the Wealth Management business. You will join key executive level committees which oversee capital and liquidity requirements for the legal entity working closely with the Treasury, Tax and Risk departments. You will anticipate, address, and manage the response to changes required by the Senior Manager Regime, SMR, on behalf of the CFO who also holds the SMR responsibility. You will ensure the production and integrity of financial information, Statutory Financial and Regulatory Reporting, provide valued, high quality financial information and advice to support the business in decision making and the Credit Suisse (UK) Limited (‘CSUK’) Board in building and driving the entity strategy.

Your future colleagues

The Finance division at Credit Suisse aspires to be the best Finance division in the industry and a core driver of the bank’s vision. Our focus is to manage the bank’s capital, funding, liquidity and expenses to ensure we are well capitalized and have a strong enough balance sheet to withstand adversity and uncertainty. We are committed to drive cost efficiencies, improve control, quality and efficiency of our information and to engage with the businesses to prepare the bank for regulatory changes. To fulfil our mandate we need the skills, experience and engagement of our employees. We need to attract the best people and engage, grow and retain talents through a rewarding and inclusive partnership culture. You will lead a team of 2 VPs and an AVP based in London supported by the Group Finance team in India and will join the wider EMEA Legal Entity Finance team with colleagues across the region.

CSUK is a Private Bank and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (‘PRA’) and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) and the PRA. CSUK is within the CS group’s International Wealth Management (‘IWM’) division and offers comprehensive advisory services and tailored investment and financing solutions to wealthy private clients and external asset managers in UK, Continental Europe, Emerging Europe, NRI, the Middle East and Africa. CSUK maintains its objective to be the private bank of choice to upper High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth individuals. The business focuses on gaining net new assets both from new clients as well as existing clients through various business development initiatives and differentiated products and services. The entity has a significant lending book of c£3bn and Assets Under Management (AuM) of c£11bn.

We are a department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global cultural values.  

Your skills and experience 

You are an outstanding finance professional with an interest in wealth management and the ability to interact at Board level. You can build exceptional internal and external relationships and can explain complex financial information clearly and succinctly to non-Finance business partners.

  • An accounting qualification is essential and must be supported by senior level experience in a finance role ideally in a Bank or Wealth Management organisation
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to engage multiple business partners of different levels of seniority across the firm
  • Outstanding team management and leadership skills, ability to coach, manage and develop staff and to leverage talent in other departments
  • Familiarity with the UK regulatory regime, including awareness of key prudential requirements for banks and ideally with experience of regulatory interaction
  • Proactive, questioning mind-set with the ability to constructively challenge processes and fully understand the numbers
  • Experience of interacting with external and internal auditors
  • Proven experience in strategic reviews and change implementation
  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives
Your new employer

Find a new home for your skills, ideas, and ambitions. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to progress your career, attractive benefits and excellent training.

We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for motivated individuals to help us shape the future for our clients.

Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, civil partnership, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability or any other status that is protected as a matter of local law.

Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion with a deep sense of belonging for all of us. We will consider flexible working opportunities where possible. Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law. If you require assistance during the recruitment process, please let your recruiter know.

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