Executive Director, Regional Consumer Bkg/Wealth Mgt Business Finance, Group Finance

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
02 Dec 2018
04 Dec 2018
Contract type
Full time
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia's Best Bank” by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times group, and “Best Bank in Asia-Pacific” by Global Finance. The bank has also been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for seven consecutive years from 2009 to 2015.

Business Function

Group Finance aims to deliver world-class standards in reporting, financial planning and finance processes. We provide insights and analyses that help the bank make sound business decisions - whether in the areas of product development or customer profitability. We also provide capital management, business planning, forecasting, and tax and accounting advisory services.

The bank is also a certified Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the Singapore Qualification Programme by the Singapore Accountancy Commission and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Approved Employer.


  • Partner with Business management in developing a deep understanding of key performance drivers to support strategic decisions and provide independent inputs on business trends / related issues
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies
  • Ensure fact-based discussion and direction-setting on all key business issues underpinning revenue growth, profitability, productivity etc.
  • Provide strategic guidance on critical initiatives (e.g., country-level strategy; new product launches; business growth initiatives)
  • Drive annual planning process for the business as well as establish strong performance management discipline
  • Prepare monthly/Quarterly financial forecast, and participate in planning and budgeting on CBG/WM MIS financial and products across all countries, segments, products and channels
  • Provide analytical support for key initiatives across the region
  • Analyze the cost structure of the business and support cost management process for CBG/WM.
  • Drive Digital Value Creation (DVC) mapping and delivery partnering with key stakeholders
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ensure consistency and compliance with Group policies, new accounting standards, and assist in rollout of new standards
  • Work closely with countries to review monthly financial performance, as well as investigate variances and identify business risks and opportunities.
  • Automate and execute robust cross check of regional/global production process and data, creating a reliable and granular error catching review process across each data run for current and historic data.
  • Own and be accountable for timeliness, data accuracy and process adaptation as needed in delivery of various Regional Reporting data sets and reports to various stakeholders.
  • Participate in the ongoing process reviews, process streamlining and participation in automation projects.
  • Support ad-hoc queries and any other adhoc tasks/projects
  • Develop & embed analytical capabilities within the finance team
  • Manage, mentor and develop team members


  • Minimum 15 years of experience in management accounting / strategic planning
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Economics
  • Advanced degree in Accountancy or a Finance related discipline or Professional qualification such as CFA/CPA or similar will be considered a plus
  • Good knowledge of MS office suite (excel, word, power point). Having MS Access will be preferable, though not a prerequisite.
  • Experience with Hyperion, VBA, Qlikview, BI tools will be advantageous.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills; strategic thinker; hands-on and delivery focused
  • Broad-based understanding of consumer and wealth management business and product dynamics
  • Good retail banking and wealth management products knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Able to manage, guide and lead team to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles

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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.

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