Standard  Chartered  Bank

Head of Finance

Singapore, Singapore
Competitive salary
12 Jan 2021
19 Jan 2021
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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

Strategic Finance Business Partner

The Technology & Innovation (T&I) organisation has a cost base of over c.$2bn P&L across run and change the bank and c. 17k headcount.

Reporting to the CFO for T&I, this role provides all aspects of financial support to key members of the T&I MT.

The role requires the individual to build a deep-rooted understanding of the organisation they support to help provide insight, advice and healthy challenge regarding decision making. They are there to ensure that the organisation spends efficiently and effectively in line with the strategic goals of T&I and the wider organisation. In addition, that there is effective finance governance and controls in place.
  • Key business partner for the relevant T&I MT members and their teams. An admired member of the management teams, representing all aspects of finance.
  • Trusted partner to the T&I MT members, integral to financial decision making and influencing behaviour of organization on all aspects of cost and associated commercials.
  • A member of various business forums representing T&I finance and in particular steering committees driving strategic change within the organisation.
  • Drives the financial budget and forecast process and works with the business to support delivery of commitments to the Group.
  • Develops and provides timely, relevant and accurate financial MIS including thematic reviews and deep dives as required.
  • Oversight of month end financial deliverables.
  • Governs the integrity of project financials from a 'supply' perspective for T&I for the relevant T&I MT members. Supports business case appraisals as necessary.
  • Ensures the integrity of the financial books and records for business through partnership with other finance teams.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives across T&I Finance, assisting with policy and guidance where necessary, help develop guidelines on process and concepts with a view for transparency and training.
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring robust recovery methodology, processes and engagement model in place to recharge costs to the business in line with bank-wide control frameworks.
  • Drives change through behaviour and seeks to build a strong and capable finance team. Providing leadership and inspiration.
  • Takes ownership of parts of the change agenda for T&I finance and the wider finance community where appropriate.
  • Helps drive overall planning and analytics capability for T&I finance.

Key Stakeholders
  • T&I MT - CCIB CIO as an example
  • T&I MT members management teams.
  • Business CFOs
  • Group Fp&A

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified accountant with a minimum of 15+ years PQE.
  • Extensive experience in cost management of +10 years and, ideally supporting Technology organisations.
  • Knowledge of SCB finance systems and processes preferred.
  • Experience of working in a global organisation with an extensive country footprint.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and a background of working with senior leaders in organisations beyond finance.
  • Big picture, strategic thinking with attentions to details.
  • Structured approach combined with innovative ideas.
  • Confident & impactful with a skill for constructive challenge.
  • Collegiate.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • High degree of experience of driving change and process re-engineering.
  • Team player and ability to work well within a matrixed global environment

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.

To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages. We welcome conversations on flexible working.

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