AVP CTE Assurance Services

Pune, Maharashtra, India
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
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Job Title: AVP CTE Assurance Services

Location: Pune

  • Provide post completion assurance on sustainability of critical projects delivered for BUK and BX by assessing pre and post project environment and any additional controls introduced as an outcome of the project
  • Govern the end to end delivery of the Controls Testing Framework to understand and report on control effectiveness for Barclays
  • Review activities to remediate control gaps and assess whether the risk has been fully mitigated and whether the implemented controls are sustainable for Barclays
  • Identify, evaluate, report and escalate risks in line with Barclays risk and control frameworks, utilising relevant tools and analytical techniques
  • Provide guidance to ensure compliance with relevant Barclays Policies, Standards, frameworks and procedures across Business Units, Functions and Shared Services
  • Report the results of testing activities to Senior Stakeholders across Business Units, Functions and Shared Services
  • Influence and support the implementation of the Controls Assurance strategy
  • Meet the needs of key internal and external risk processes, reporting schedules, stakeholders and regulatory authorities in delivering assurance activities
  • Develop strong and productive working relationships with local line management, Controls team in London, SOX teams and global Controls Assurance team to ensure continuous engagement on key deliverables and project updates are shared on a timely basis

What will you be doing?
  • Own and deliver Controls Assurance program including sustainability testing with deep understanding of assessment frameworks
  • The individual would be responsible for planning and executing Controls Testing reviews and reporting findings with supervision from Controls Assurance testing teams
  • Ensuring reviews are managed within the approved scope and budgets on a regular basis
  • Building and developing relationships with key Vertical, Horizontal and all 3 Lines of Defence stakeholders to drive Barclays Control Framework agenda
  • Review activities undertaken by management to remediate control gaps and provide an opinion as to whether the risk has been fully mitigated and whether the implemented controls are sustainable
  • Identify and leverage appropriate data sources and analytical techniques to deliver targeted testing
  • Maintain an independent perspective, challenging as required and setting out quantified control options and risk decision recommendations
  • Set and proactively manage Stakeholder expectations to promote an understanding and achievement of risk management objectives, ensuring awareness of responsibilities regarding risk and control

What we're looking for:
  • Minimum 2 years' experience of Controls Assurance/Testing and/or Project Management
  • Proven experience in one or more of the following: Internal/External Audit; Operational Risk Management; or Risk and Control related discipline;
  • Knowledge of key areas in change and project management
  • Pro-active and delivery focused, working to high standards of performance
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure, delivering to tight deadlines and multiple demands.
  • Ability to influence others without formal reporting lines
  • Good knowledge of the Financial Services regulatory environment
  • Strong report writing skills

Skills that will help you in the role:

This role requires extensive knowledge and working experience in project management, Accounting and Reconciliation controls.
  • Relevant professional certification (CA, CIA, CS, MBA Finance or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of process re-engineering e.g. LEAN / DMAIC / Value Mapping would be beneficial, but is not essential
  • Specialist Risk and/or Control-related qualification - formal accreditation / qualification relating to audit, risk and/or control etc.; and
  • Knowledge of the Financial Services regulatory environment
  • Experience with data analytics tools and techniques
  • Experience of working within the financial services industry
  • Experience of working in a risk, control, audit or governance function
  • Knowledge of Project Management and Change Management, proven through a relevant professional qualification e.g. Prince2, Project Management Institution would be beneficial, but is not essential

Where will you be working?
  • Pune

Be More at Barclays

At Barclays, each day is about being more - as a professional, and as a person. 'Be More @ Barclays' represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It's the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.

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Our Values

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.

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